Things are officially out of hand now with Pokémon Go. Making public landmarks into collectable locations is cool. Making the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. into a game location, is not. And even worse than that? Displayed within the museum (using the game) is a Pokémon character that attacks with poison gas that kills you. Especially relevant is that last piece of information given how Jewish people were killed by the Nazis during World War 2.
Museum communications director, Andrew Hollinger, wants the museum location removed from the game.
“Playing the game is not appropriate in the museum, which is a memorial to the victims of Nazism,” Andrew Hollinger, the museum’s communications director, told The Post in an interview. “We are trying to find out if we can get the museum excluded from the game.”
Things Are Getting Awkward
While the Pokémon stops are still located in the museum as of this morning, there’s a chance the Koffing (Pokémon who gives off poison gas) is a hoax. Hopefully the game creators step up and do the right thing by removing the museum from the app. Because this story is going viral, I’m sure it will be handled.