More recently, as demonstrations and protests continue to erupt around the world with the importance of Black Lives, these gaming tools have been used to create digital protests where users add "BLM" images to logos and characters' clothes. Jennifer Stavros is the GAME'S DJ, with a BLM poster on the turntable. Protesters sat chanting "Black lives matter".
Since only eight players can enter another player's island at a time, interested players are directed to a site where players line up for entry. When it's the player's turn, they get a special code to enter the island.
Protest organizers created custom signs, pillows and commemorative photographs, and set up a special road and area on the island to hold sit-ins. Players are encouraged to bring in-game currency --also known as Animal Crossing Bells-- to the island, which is converted by the console into charity donations in the player's name. The protest raised money for six different charities. Including the NAACP, the National Bail Fund Network, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Parents who are reluctant to take their children to physical protests, where there is a risk of physical injury or confrontation, can collaborate and support the black community by participating in or even hosting virtual protests. This is a virtual peaceful protest.