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Bungie to Remove Gauntlet that Resembles Hate Group Symbol

Posted by Suzie Ford on Sep 12, 2017  | Comments

Bungie to Remove Gauntlet that Resembles Hate Group Symbol - MMORPG.com

Bungie has been called out by Destiny 2 players for the Road Complex AA1 gauntlets that have a stylized version of the word Kek emblazoned down the sleeve over a green background. 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 car that plowed into a crowd of counter protesters.

The "National Flag of Kekistan" also features a stylized version of "kek" over a green background and is said to be modeled after the Nazi swastika war symbol.

Bungie responded first on Twitter:

1/2 It’s come to our attention that a gauntlet in Destiny 2 shares elements with a hate symbol. It is not intentional. We are removing it.

— Bungie (@Bungie) September 12, 2017

2/2 Our deepest apologies. This does NOT represent our values, and we are working quickly to correct this. We renounce hate in all forms.

— Bungie (@Bungie) September 12, 2017

Later, Bungie CEO Pete Parsons weighed in on the issue:

At Bungie, our company values place the highest emphasis on inclusion of all people and respect for all who work with us or play our games. https://t.co/lox0XuYhgJ

— pete parsons (@pparsons) September 12, 2017

 

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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