“Straight out of a Black Mirror episode."

After receiving heavy criticism, an app has canceled plans for a new feature based on George Floyd.

Here's what went down: latimes.com/entertainment-…
A press release from the augmented-reality app CrimeDoor said it was inviting users to experience the “iconic final moments” of Floyd and other prominent figures. latimes.com/entertainment-…
But amid mounting criticism, CrimeDoor nixed plans for the feature.

CrimeDoor "decided that crime was too sensitive and the timing did not feel right,” a spokesperson said.

A rep has also said the release was a “very early and unapproved draft”
That's not all. It is worth noting the 'bizarre' list of people that had been planned to be featured.

Also, a video from the app has been posted to social media:  latimes.com/entertainment-…
Messaging around George Floyd and race in America has landed some social users in hot water.

Cher recently apologized for a ‘NOT Appropriate’ tweet about Floyd latimes.com/entertainment-…
Here's the story of a video posted on social media that also created a backlash latimes.com/entertainment-…
‘The Bachelor' was criticized for its mishandling of race.

It led to a long apology posted to social media latimes.com/entertainment-…

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“It’s always complicated," she said. “I said yes, not even for the money." latimes.com/entertainment-…
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Benson (@Mariska Hargitay) and Stabler (@Chris_Meloni) are a compelling duo.

Here's the secret to their criminally great chemistry latimes.com/entertainment-…
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Individually, they are compelling.

"Benson is strong and tender and empathetic with traumas old and new," and Stabler, the "defender of the weak with a notoriously short fuse."
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After suffering a heart attack last week, DMX remains hospitalized and in a coma in New York.

According to the musician’s manager, DMX is set to undergo tests Wednesday to determine the functionality of his brain. latimes.com/entertainment-…
As of Tuesday night, the hitmaker was still on life support after reports that he was in a “vegetative state.”

His manager also addressed some of the "inaccurate information" being reported
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