Gamestops in the US and UK have removed a racist advertisement from its website that criticised Israel and the Black Lives Matter movement, citing the country’s ongoing anti-Semitic incidents.
Al Jazeera spoke to Gamestock, the parent company of Gamestopped.com, to find out more.
Alias: Gametop.com article It’s a really nice idea.
It’s like a billboard advertising that you can get food or coffee or whatever, and then they put a Jewish flag on it.
We think it’s a great idea, because people are so quick to be prejudiced towards Israel, it’s an important issue, and it’s something that we’re working to address.
In the ad, the billboard’s title is “Israel and the Palestinians”.
Gamestoppers said the ad violated its company’s code of conduct, which states “No hate speech.”
The ad was pulled from the site on Sunday and replaced with a disclaimer that reads “This ad is not a GamestOP.com advertisement, it was pulled by the advertising team.”
Gamestowers has since been contacted by Al Jazeera, and the company says it is investigating the ad.
Alia Abdelrahman, who manages the advertising division at Gamestrollers, told Al Jazeera that the company was “very disappointed” with the ad’s removal.
“I think it is very upsetting, and very sad, and we will continue to investigate,” she said.
It is a problem that is not going away, and this is something that people are not going to be able to ignore.” “
This is an issue that has been happening for quite a while.
It is a problem that is not going away, and this is something that people are not going to be able to ignore.”
Gamemporks ad, which was pulled on Sunday, was removed from its site, replaced with this disclaimer.
“No Hate Speech” Gamestores ad had been running on its website for at least a year, but the company said it was not responsible for the content, which is meant to be satirical and not intended to be offensive.
Gamestoys Facebook page has also been taken down after the video was posted.
We take great pride in our community and we are always open to hearing your opinions and taking action when necessary. “
As a company, we take great care to not violate anyone’s privacy or rights.
Gamiestoppers CEO, Alia Khalifa, told CNNMoney that the ad had offended many people. “
The ads on Gamests sites and other sites, including Facebook, are not intended as an endorsement or endorsement of the company, its products, services or brands, and are intended solely for entertainment and commentary.”
Gamiestoppers CEO, Alia Khalifa, told CNNMoney that the ad had offended many people.
“It’s not about Israel or Palestine, but it’s about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” she told CNN.
“And if you think that it does mean that, it might not be the best way for us to respond to that anger.” “
Gamests statement on the ad was not immediately available. “
And if you think that it does mean that, it might not be the best way for us to respond to that anger.”
Gamests statement on the ad was not immediately available.
A spokesperson for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the United States said it has asked Gamestooters to remove the ad “immediately”.
“We don’t believe it’s appropriate for Gamesticks site to be used as a platform to incite violence,” the spokesperson said.
In May, Gamestroller said that it had removed ads in the Middle East after an Israeli citizen was arrested in the country for allegedly making anti-Israel remarks.
The company said that the arrest was in response to a complaint from the ACLU.
Gamers’ stance in the wake of the Israeli arrest has been to defend Israel, even as they acknowledge the need to have a dialogue on the Israeli government’s policies towards Palestinians.
“Israel has a very difficult history and a long history of anti-Semitism, of the Holocaust, of oppression and discrimination,” Khalifa told CNN in a statement.
“Gamestops’ actions are in line with this history, and in line the best practices of the industry.”