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Hindus Call For Symmetra Skin Removal

Posted by Catherine Daro on Jul 16, 2016  | Comments

Hindus Call For Symmetra Skin Removal - MMORPG.com

President of the Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed has sent a letter to Blizzard Entertainment regarding the Overwatch character Symmetra. The letter specifically asks for removal of the Devi skin, calling it 'inappropriate', as it trivializes the goddess herself. 

Rajan Zed indicated that reimagining Hindu scriptures, symbols, concepts and deities for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it created confusion. Controlling and manipulating Devi with a joystick/ button/keyboard/mouse was denigration. Devi was meant to be worshipped in temples and home shrines and not to be reduced to just a “character” in a video game to be used in combat in the virtual battleground.

In 2012 Rajan Zed requested the removal of the Kali character from Smite

You can read more on Rajan Zed's personal site

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