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Furious fans are firing back at Blizzard by using one of its characters in anti-China memes after the gaming company punished a pro-gamer for defending the Hong Kong protests

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  • Activision Blizzard has been dealing with a wave of criticism after punishing a professional gamer for supporting the protests in Hong Kong.
  • Fans have now taken steps to boycott Blizzard games, accusing the California-based studio of prioritizing its relationship with China instead of protecting free speech.
  • In an attempt to further disrupt Blizzard’s relationship with China, people have started using the Chinese character Mei from Blizzard’s “Overwatch” as a mascot in pro-Hong Kong memes and posts on social media.
  • Some protesters using Mei in their messages have said they want to get “Overwatch” banned in China by making the character read more >>>

    Source:: BusinessInsider.Com