The Holocaust Museum Has to Ask 'Pokémon Go' Users Not to Catch Pokémon There

It’s no secret that Pokémon Go has taken over the world, getting users off their couches and out into the world. In theory, this is a good thing. In practice, though, it’s having some unforeseen consequences. For instance, the fact that The Holocaust Museum in New York is listed as a PokéStop for the game, and the museum is now having to ask Pokémon Go users not to play there because, you know, it’s a Holocaust Museum.

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“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, explained to the Washington Post. “We are trying to find out if we can get the museum excluded from the game.”

Players who went to the museum, such as one 37-year-old one named Angie, said in response to the criticism of their presence in the museum, “It’s not like we came here to play… but, gotta catch ’em all.” Wow. Okay. I really don’t wanna have to go here but…”Gotta catch ’em all” might have been something Nazis actually said during the Holocaust. Do you really want to sound like Nazis in this/any situation, Angie? No. You don’t.

What do you think about the Holocaust Museum’s request to not be a PokéStop? Let us know on Twitter @Smosh!

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