'Hate Symbol' Removed from Destiny 2

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A pair of Hunter gauntlets in Destiny 2 that display art that bears a resemblance to a hate symbol have been removed from the game, the developer announced today.

Bungie responded by removing the gauntlets, but stating that the similarity to the logo was "not intentional".

Once the notification went out, Reddit went to work and quickly sussed out that the Road Complex AA1 gauntlets are (probably) the offending kit.

Though the flag has always been used to symbolize channer culture's offensive brand of humor, over the past two years or so it's been linked to the alt-right, a political group mostly consisting of white nationalists.

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. As the Southern Poverty Law Center points out, alt-right protesters have carried this flag at various rallies and demonstrations.

"It's come to our attention that a gauntlet in Destiny 2 shares elements with a hate symbol".

Bungie CEO Pete Parsons followed up with a tweet supporting the action, adding that Bungie supports its diverse coworkers and gamers of all backgrounds.

They later confirmed that the image had been removed from the shared game world and that all relating imagery, including in-game icons, are set to be removed in a "HotFix" that is scheduled for next week.

Just what are "Destiny 2 racist gauntlets"?

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