The NHK animation sought to explain the protests in the US but failed to mention the death of George Floyd or police brutality. Photo: Handout

Japanese network NHK removes ‘offensive’ animation explaining George Floyd protests after online backlash

  • The NHK clip shows caricatures of African Americans looting and explains the unrest as a result of financial inequality rather than abusive policing
  • The NHK animation fails to mention the death of Floyd or police brutality, drawing criticism from tennis star Naomi Osaka and US embassy
Topic |   George Floyd protests
The NHK animation sought to explain the protests in the US but failed to mention the death of George Floyd or police brutality. Photo: Handout
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