@ArlingtonNatl This really needs to be said?
— Davey (@HellzzzBell) July 12, 2016
— TheMoobinator (@manofmanychins) July 12, 2016
In case you hadn’t heard, the U.S. Holocaust Museum recently asked Pokémon GO players to refrain from playing the game there:
— Jason Calabretta (@JasonCalabretta) July 12, 2016
"We feel playing 'Pokémon Go' in a memorial dedicated to the victims of Nazism is inappropriate" https://t.co/DQmcFoAqq5
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) July 12, 2016
More from the Washington Post:
The museum, along with many other landmarks, is a “PokéStop” within the game — a place where players can get free in-game items. There are three PokéStops associated with various parts of the museum.
“Playing the game is not appropriate in the museum, which is a memorial to the victims of Nazism,” Andrew Hollinger, the museum’s communications director, told The Post. “We are trying to find out if we can get the museum excluded from the game.”
Hollinger stressed that the museum is generally pro-technology and encourages visitors to use social media to share how their experiences with the exhibits moved them. “But this game falls very much outside that,” he said.
This afternoon, Arlington National Cemetery felt compelled to make a similar request:
We do not consider playing "Pokemon Go" to be appropriate decorum on the grounds of ANC. We ask all visitors to refrain from such activity.
— Arlington Cemetery (@ArlingtonNatl) July 12, 2016
So this is where we’re at now. Anyone else find that a little depressing?
@ArlingtonNatl I am rather appalled that this even needs to be said.
— Daisy's Mom (@FemmesUnafraid) July 12, 2016
— Jelinda Faye (@jelindafaye) July 12, 2016
— BeachLover (@Beachlover14504) July 12, 2016
@ArlingtonNatl Frightening this even has to be said.
— Christopher Suprun (@FireEMSGuru) July 12, 2016
— Carol (@carolm4513) July 12, 2016
@ArlingtonNatl Seriously. No respect
— USC1989 (@USC1989) July 12, 2016
@ArlingtonNatl We are a nation bereft of civility and respect. How very sad.
— (((LifebytheCreek))) (@lifebythecreek) July 12, 2016
@ArlingtonNatl There used to be things you just knew not to do.
— M Sullivan (@MrSullivan20) July 12, 2016
I hate people. https://t.co/U9ReeJHwe8
— Nick Palmisciano (@Ranger_Up) July 12, 2016