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Destiny 2 developers to remove 'hate symbol' from game

Destiny 2 developers to remove 'hate symbol' from game”

Destiny 2 developer Bungie announces that it will be removing an item with a white supremacist logo. The development team promised that this was "not intentional", and that it will be "removing it". And good on them, I say.

The item in question, which was still live on the game's official site as of press time, is a piece of arm-and-shoulder armor named "Road Complex AA1".

The symbol is reminiscent of what can be found on the "Kekistan flag", which is a meme that has been repurposed as an alt-right symbol based in Nazi symbolism.

Bungie made the announcement on Twitter that the resemblance was not intentional and the gauntlets would be removed from the game. This does NOT represent our values, and we are working quickly to correct this.

The studio apologised in a tweet this afternoon, saying: "We renounce hate in all forms" and that "the likeness was unintentional".

The Kekistan flag and the design on the Destiny 2 gauntlets are nearly identical and clearly, whoever designed the item included the reference on objective. Well, as mentioned further down in the Twitter thread, some of those who joined up at the rallies to fight against Antifa were labeled by the media as members of the "Alt-Right". Many felt that this was eerily close to a similar symbol used by a white supremacist group that was seen during the recent Charlottesville rally where a woman was killed by a vehicle that plowed into a crowd of counter protesters.

Destiny 2 released on PS4 and Xbox One last week, allowing players to create female characters and characters of colour.



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