Racist 'George Floyd Challenge' Goes Viral -- Images of White Teens Mimicking Floyd's Death

Rebekah Sager
June 04, 2020 - 7:06 am

A shocking social media trend called the "George Floyd Challenge" has caused sites such as Snapchat to crackdown. 

Several photos of white teenage boys (many of whom are seen smiling) are mimicking the brutal death of Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

Floyd died on May 25, after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for several minutes. 

During the eight minutes and 46 seconds Floyd lay on the ground, he complained multiple times that he was unable to breathe. After a week of protests worldwide, all four officers involved have been charged in connection to the incident. 

Although the images can be found on TikTok, Facebook and Instagram appear to have banned the hashtag #GeorgeFloydChallenge. t

Collages of some of the horrifying posts are still available on Instagram under variations of the hashtag #georgefloydchallengeisdisgusting.

Change.org circulated a petition to remove the images from TikTok, in the hopes of garnering at least 10,000 signatures. 

"If TikTok does not remove such challenge, a petition will follow to BOYCOTT TikTok," the petition reads. "Please sign, in the hopes of having this disgusting display of “humanity” removed. It starts with our children, and our children need to be taught that this is wrong on every level of humanity."