I got Into kendama in 2019 and I really started to enjoy. then the virus lockdown started and I thought, well, here is a great chance to really practice some tricks, then that stupid George Floyd junk happened and gangs of “protesters” started burning down cities, churches, killing people and then I saw some American kendama companies posting to their Instagram accounts about support Black Lives Matter.. the apartments next to where I live was set on fire by BLM, riots in our streets, everyone’s cars destroyed, grocery store looted, I could go on and on, it was hell on earth situation. All in the middle of a “pandemic” when the CDC was telling everyone stay inside to stop the spread of a viral outbreak. Insanity even falls short to describe what was happening. And again, here I see wooden toy companies telling me to give money to the same group of people who are burning down and destroying where I live ? It was disgusting, I couldn’t even imagine how these companies are creating little sticker packs to fund actual terrorism. At that time I was so outraged and sickened I just put down the kendama and walked away. As The weeks went on we all saw what happened to Portland, Minneapolis, cities in California, then I started seeing Black Lives Matter leaders arrested, Micha Rodes for example was arrested for raping and killing a 11 year old kid. And that wasn’t the only one, there were multiple BLM members arrested for rape, child molesting, murder. maejor page, BLM leader got jailed by the FBI for stealing 200k of donations and buying himself cars and a house using the money people gave. Why say all this ? Because I picked up a Japanese toy hobby and a year later, during a world Wide pandemic I’m seeing these American companies donating and promoting criminals who are gathering in huge groups in a pandemic to burn Down buildings, hurt innocent people and play the victim over nothing. I was a big fan of KendamaUSA team, but when this happened, I saw grown Black Lives Matter men threatening to beat up some kids over Instagram because they didn’t “come out in support and silence was racist” one Was a 14 year old high school student, is he racist because he didn't support people burning down buildings and killing??? That’s absolutely crazy.. ! I’m sure everyone on this website knows all about what happened with Kusa and sweets so I will leave that alone. As this pandemic passed I could return working, I had kind of forgotten last summers events and I picked up My Kendama a little bit and remembered enjoying it, so I thought maybe some companies learned not to mix politics and I could enjoy the hobby again. nope. I saw sweets posted something about stop Asian hate, and a few others like grain theory, as I’m sure you can tell by my English I’m also from Taiwan originally and I have to say that it’s such a lie for them to advertise “white supremacy” has anything to do with what is happening in the USA right now. Now they are replacing "BLM" with "AAPI" its just like CCP propaganda !!! I’ve lived in America now for about 12 years and I have never once had any white Person treat me badly or act racist ever, I’ve never seen any other white people do anything racist towards Asians, it’s actually the opposite! They are always the ones who wanted to be my friend, to help me with my English, to invite me out with them ! And I do not care who this makes mad but we all know, everyone knows that blacks are the ones attacking us asians, blacks are the ones robbing and beating us! Black Lives Matter are the ones kicking a 78 year Old Asian man yelling “die chink” black people spit on me on the bus saying “fuck you corona bitch!” So Why do these small companies continue to advertise false politics !? I know there are a lot of kendama companies in other countries but America is always the biggest and this is so offensive to us asians to be told that White people are bad while blacks rob beat and kill us. I wish sweets and GT, Sol and Kusa never said anything about political stuff and just promoted kendama so everyone can just have fun. I feel like I am living under communist Chinese propaganda again ! And I hate it ! So today I will no longer buy or Play kendama. You can have your CCP Instagram posts and attack each other like “bonz” yelling “fuck America” but never actually living in a bad country. peace.