Ron Johnson, executive and global director of consumer goods at Riot Games, is currently under investigation by the company for a controversial image shared by Vice on Facebook about George Floyd's tragic death.
While Johnson makes a comment condemning the excessive use of violence by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the Facebook post in question contains an image with a text that minimizes George Floyd's death by putting his character in Asks question. In addition, the post criticizes "the media and the left" for making Floyd a "martyr".
The Post is reportedly continuing to downplay the incident by listing Floyd's criminal record, which includes a robbery charge and some drug abuse charges.
Johnson is currently under investigation by Riot Games for the post. Riot Games told Vice that Johnson's post "is abhorrent of our values and directly contradicts our belief that combating systemic racism requires immediate social change."
Johnson is now on vacation, waiting for the results of the investigation.
Riot Games did not immediately respond to a request for a comment from Digital Trends. We will update this story when we hear something.
George Floyd's death has sparked and mobilized a number of movements of demonstrators and social justice groups across the country. A variety of game companies – including developers such as Bungie, Rockstar Games and Naughty Dog, and publishers such as EA, Sony and Microsoft – have also taken steps to respect George Floyd and support anti-racist initiatives.