Stop Facebook Promoting Hate: Remove Anti-gay Facebook game Call of Taburetka

  • by: Omar Kuddus
  • recipient: Mark Elliot Zuckerberg Chairman & CEO of Facebook, Inc. Max Kelly Head of Security at Facebook

Georgian Facebook game emulates the recent violent clashes between LGBT rights defenders and anti-gay activists, including priests, on on May 17 in Tbilisi

A game that recreates a battle between LGBT rights campaigners and anti-gay activists in Tbilisi, Georgia on 17 May has gone viral on Facebook.

In Call of Taburetka, the gamer’s role is to maneuver a priest carrying a stool to beat off LGBT activists. This represents the real-life priest who wielded a stool against LGBT activists on 17 May in Tbillsi when thousands of anti-gay activists attacked an IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) event.

Clerics took the lead to disrupt the IDAHO demonstration, where 30 people were injured, which inspired the online game for Facebook.

Call of Taburetka ('call of the stool') has gone viral among Georgian users the last two days and received five star ratings.

In the game, the priest throws stools at people carrying rainbow flags.

The game has also got its own Facebook page but had only 21 'likes' at the time of writing.

Both the game and the Facebook page are in violation of Facebooks guidelines as it 'it shouldn't be on Facebook' and it ' Hate speech' and promotes  ' Violence or harmful behaviour ' as it ' targets based on sexual orientaion' and goes against the ethos that Facebook supports equality and the safety of the LGBT community and does not approve of discrimination.

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