[UPDATE] Destiny 2 Removes Item That Resembles Hate Group Symbol

[UPDATE] Destiny 2 Removes Item That Resembles Hate Group Symbol

Update [13/09/2017, 9:48AM NZST]: Bungie has wrapped up Destiny 2's server maintenance, and removed the unintentional hate symbol from the game. A hotfix is planned for next week, which will also remove it from icons and other miscellaneous areas.

Original story follows:

Bungie is working to remove an item from Destiny 2, after finding that it unintentionally shares elements with a hate symbol.

“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,” the developer said over Twitter. “Our deepest apologies. This does NOT represent our values, and we are working quickly to correct this. We renounce hate in all forms.”

“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,” Bungie CEO Pete Parsons added in his own message.

Reddit user xxbiohazrdxx (via GameSpot) believes the item in question is the Hunter’s Road Complex AA1 gauntlets. The items feature a design similar to that adopted by a white nationalist group.



 

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Comments Comments (15)

 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 9:31 AM
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Damn had to do some googling to learn that that was even a hate symbol. The more you know.
 
 
 
Posted by ReaperCrew
On Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 10:09 AM
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I don't think I would have even been aware of the association if they hadn't said anything. However, I think it is awesome that Bungie has responded in this way and this quickly once it was brought to their attention.
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 10:33 AM
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Hate symbol or not, those gauntlets are offensive just on an aesthetic level >_>


Can't say it's a symbol I'd be aware of if this article hadn't prompted me to look it up, but it's good to see Bungie taking this move. Even if most people wouldn't be offended by it or recognise it, there's nothing to lose by changing it.
 
 
 
Posted by Meeper454
On Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 10:48 AM
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So, Bungie has to remove an item because it resembles a logo used by edgy sh*tposters?
Calling the satirical "Cult of Kek" a hate group is laughable.
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 10:50 AM
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13 September 2017, 10:33 AM Reply to Coddfish
Hate symbol or not, those gauntlets are offensive just on an aesthetic level >_>


Can't say it's a symbol I'd be aware of if this article hadn't prompted me to look it up, but it's good to see Bungie taking this move. Even if most people wouldn't be offended by it or recognise it, there's nothing to lose by changing it.
Pretty much. It's totally reasonable that the symbol was made with 0 connection to the hate symbol. But to remove it at the first sniff of it being offensive is a great move by Bungie.
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 11:53 AM
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13 September 2017, 10:48 AM Reply to Meeper454
So, Bungie has to remove an item because it resembles a logo used by edgy sh*tposters?
Calling the satirical "Cult of Kek" a hate group is laughable.
Oh good. They're just saying and doing terrible sh*t because they're pretending to be racist, you know, for satire.
 
 
 
Posted by AsianFella
On Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 1:11 PM
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13 September 2017, 10:09 AM Reply to ReaperCrew
I don't think I would have even been aware of the association if they hadn't said anything. However, I think it is awesome that Bungie has responded in this way and this quickly once it was brought to their attention.
My understanding is that the symbol was designed to upset both the white nationalists and the professionally offended.
The white nationalists get upset because it's a mockery of their symbol and values. Whilst the professionally offended, sitting on the opposite side of the spectrum, get upset because they employ the same rhetoric as them, and the symbol resembles the enemy they claim everyone else is.

All in the while the edgelords, trolls, and sh*tposters who throw it out there are laughing at the responses it gets. I see responses to the whole Kek meme as feeding the trolls, nor them being on the same level as say actual Nazis or Antifa.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 2:53 PM
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13 September 2017, 01:11 PM Reply to AsianFella
My understanding is that the symbol was designed to upset both the white nationalists and the professionally offended.
The white nationalists get upset because it's a mockery of their symbol and values. Whilst the professionally offended, sitting on the opposite side of the spectrum, get upset because they employ the same rhetoric as them, and the symbol resembles the enemy they claim everyone else is.

All in the while the edgelords, trolls, and sh*tposters who throw it out there are laughing at the responses it gets. I see responses to the whole Kek meme as feeding the trolls, nor them being on the same level as say actual Nazis or Antifa.
my understanding is its meant to piss everyone off because it's an internet meme? IDK
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 2:54 PM
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Honestly im surprised the Nation of Kekistan didn't come into fruition.
 
 
 
Posted by guido
On Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 3:08 PM
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13 September 2017, 10:48 AM Reply to Meeper454
So, Bungie has to remove an item because it resembles a logo used by edgy sh*tposters?
Calling the satirical "Cult of Kek" a hate group is laughable.
It's my understanding that the logo in question is from a fictional flag and that flag was in turn intentionally based on the design and layout of a nazi flag. To the kids who made this up for a laugh it may be mystifying as to why it's such a big deal but to the people responsible for Bungies public image having an in game likeness to a flag that is in turn based on a nazi flag, even if it was originally created for the lolz, is waaaaaay too close for comfort and for sure should be removed from the game.
 
 
 
Posted by ChieftaiNZ
On Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 4:49 PM
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13 September 2017, 03:08 PM Reply to guido
It's my understanding that the logo in question is from a fictional flag and that flag was in turn intentionally based on the design and layout of a nazi flag. To the kids who made this up for a laugh it may be mystifying as to why it's such a big deal but to the people responsible for Bungies public image having an in game likeness to a flag that is in turn based on a nazi flag, even if it was originally created for the lolz, is waaaaaay too close for comfort and for sure should be removed from the game.
Yep. The item removed is removed because It's VERY similar to the Kekistani flag from which my understanding is that its a a 4chan /pol/ group "joke" ( pol is the white supremacist, nazi trump supporter guys). The flag is pretty much 1 to 1 the flag of the Third Reich except in green with the 4chan logo instead of the swastika and te weird kek thing in the middle, which looks almost identical to the item in Destiny.
 
 
 
Posted by ChieftaiNZ
On Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 4:50 PM
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13 September 2017, 09:31 AM Reply to drunk_monk
Damn had to do some googling to learn that that was even a hate symbol. The more you know.
pepe the frog is a hate symbol because of the same group of people.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 5:55 PM
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13 September 2017, 04:50 PM Reply to ChieftaiNZ
pepe the frog is a hate symbol because of the same group of people.
well everything is a f**king hate symbol this day and age.
 
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Posted by birdman
On Thursday 14 Sep 2017 8:45 AM
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13 September 2017, 04:49 PM Reply to ChieftaiNZ
Yep. The item removed is removed because It's VERY similar to the Kekistani flag from which my understanding is that its a a 4chan /pol/ group "joke" ( pol is the white supremacist, nazi trump supporter guys). The flag is pretty much 1 to 1 the flag of the Third Reich except in green with the 4chan logo instead of the swastika and te weird kek thing in the middle, which looks almost identical to the item in Destiny.
Isn't it also due to the fact that the alt-right imbeciles are likely too thick to understand the 4-chan irony? Or maybe it's just easier for them to fuel the fire and keep the trolling up?
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 14 Sep 2017 11:45 AM
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14 September 2017, 08:45 AM Reply to birdman
Isn't it also due to the fact that the alt-right imbeciles are likely too thick to understand the 4-chan irony? Or maybe it's just easier for them to fuel the fire and keep the trolling up?
oh gods everyone is turning into americans.