The Pokémon Company International has posted a statement denouncing “systemic racism and senseless violence.”
This comes in response to the anti-racism protests that are being held across the United States and around the world in response to George Floyd’s tragic death, and many others in the Black community.
“Here at The Pokémon Company International, we believe in friendship, inclusivity and equity. These are the values that anchor the Pokémon brand. There is no place for oppression within our community,” the statement reads.
“We stand in solidarity with our Black employees, fans and families who continue to be impacted by systemic racism and senseless violence.
“We will be making a $100,000 donation to the NAACP and a $100,000 donation to Black Lives Matter. Our commitment to you is ongoing, and our support will be as well. We believe that Black Lives Matter.”