Social media is cracking down on a sick hashtag challenge mocking George Floyd, the Black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, EURweb.com reports.
The NY Post reports the sick challenge went viral after three teens were arrested in the UK for a possible hate crime after sharing photos of themselves mocking Floyd's death.
In the viral challenge, white teenagers and young adults are seen reenacting Floyd's death as an officer knelt on his neck during an arrest on a misdemeanor charge on May 25.
— New York Post (@nypost) June 3, 2020
Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram blocked the hashtag and removed posts featuring the sick photos.
"We are aware, and are removing these posts for violating our Community Standards," a spokesperson for Facebook told The NY Post.
Black Twitter exploded in outrage over the challenge.
"This is disgusting," a user named Ila tweeted. "Who the HELL does this?"
"Their mothers must be so proud, wrote @arena1_lisa.
"If you think this is funny, you're apart of the problem. F–KING DISGUSTING," tweeted @TheRealLadyRaw.
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