In what was already turning out to be a dismal 2020, the recent George Floyd death has continued the downturn in 2020’s morale status. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and more, the controversial circumstances surrounding the death of George Floyd have incited riots across the US, in retaliation to police brutality. As a result, Gamestop has become the latest victim of the ongoing US riots, with a video surfacing of a Gamestop in desolation and ruin.
SOMEONE RAIDED A WHOLE GAMESTOP WTH! pic.twitter.com/w48pIJdAUn
— YuYuHyper @ Xenoblade: DE (@YuYuHyper) May 30, 2020
As you can see, the shop has been completely turned upside down and had a majority of its inventory raided and ripped out. It’s no secret that Gamestop has come under scrutiny over the years due to their apparent unwillingness to adequately credit customers for trade-ins. Even during the worldwide pandemic, Gamestop chose to ignore local shutdown requests. By doing so, Gamestop received a boost in their video game sales, presumably because few other places were an option to consumers.
Despite people’s reservations about Gamestop, I strongly discourage this behavior as this will cause a lot of unnecessary angst and additional workload for employees of these stores. The world is currently suffering enough, and I ask that you don’t advocate this kind of action.