Saturday, July 30, 2016

Facebook Scrubs Offensive Trayvon Martin Gif!

This is pathetic.

The BBC reports that Facebook and Giphy have removed an offensive posting involving Trayvon Martin. They deemed it inappropriate. The image was splashed with Nickelodeon's Spongebob Squarepants.

The animation shows Spongebob picking up trash before becoming angry at the level of trash being dumped. He takes out a firearm and says "not on my watch."

What was offensive was the fact that Trayvon Martin was shown and an image of George Zimmerman took the place of Spongebob.

Someone tipped off Facebook and Giphy about this. They were looking for funny gifs of Spongebob Squarepants when they seen this one on the trending image page of Google.

This type of stuff is disgusting.
Giphy released a statement. "We do not tolerate any kind of content that promotes racism, sexism, inequality or hate of any kind. We are looking into the matter."
Facebook had no comment. Nickelodeon network had no comment about the controversy.

Also in the image, it had Trayvon Martin with a halo around his head. It was surrounded by the words, "coughing...snorting! And of course, NIGGER came up. Then the George Zimmerman (Spongebob) shoots him again.

When people make these type of gif..
They are being funny.
They are being racist.
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The story came a few days after Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin and other mothers of police and vigilante violence spoke on behalf of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

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