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Disgusting George Floyd ‘Pixar movie’ cartoon takes AI ‘too far’

An animated photo is circling Twitter this week claiming that Pixar is making a movie about George Floyd – but it’s not true.

The African-American man who was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis in May 2020 is not the subject of a new cartoon.

George Floyd ‘Pixar movie’ cartoon

The disturbing picture is an animation that shows a White police officer kneeling on a Black man’s back as people cheer in the background.

It depicts the tragic death of George Floyd, who was arrested after a store worker suspected he used a counterfeit $20 bill.

Four officers arrived at the scene and one of them, named Derek Chauvin, knelt on the 46-year-old’s back for 9 minutes and 29 seconds.

“Pixar really out here making a movie called ‘Floyd’,” the caption says – and the image has had more than 5.7 million views.

Photo by ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP via Getty Images

‘AI has gone too far’

However, the animation has nothing to do with Pixar at all and it looks as though it was made using artificial intelligence.

Clever computer technology digitally creates images using a text prompt, like the phrase ‘George Floyd cartoon’.

A number of Twitter users are slamming the disrespectful image, with one person commenting “AI has gone too far” and another adding: “Horrifically racist.”

After growing up in Houston, Floyd moved to Minneapolis in 2014 where he worked as a truck driver and bouncer before his sad death.

Vile image fools Twitter users

While some instantly realized it was fake, others were fooled by the phony image and thought the movie was real.

One person tweeted “I hope this isn’t true,” while another said “Ain’t no way” and a third added: “How are they allowed to do that?”

Floyd has become a symbol of the Black Lives Matter campaign which aims to bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people across the globe.

Following his death, protests broke out against police brutality towards Black people which quickly spread across the globe.

His last words “I can’t breathe” became a rallying slogan and Chauvin was found guilty of three murder charges.

This included second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, and he is currently serving 22 and a half years in prison.

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