Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

Bungie Removes Destiny 2 Gauntlet Featuring a 'Hate Symbol'

Bungie Removes Destiny 2 Gauntlet Featuring a 'Hate Symbol'

At the time of Bungie's initial tweet vowing to remove the item, Destiny 2 itself was down for scheduled maintenance.

The game is played on Bungie, a website that is now down in order to implement the hotfix v1.2.0.1, which will help debug the game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers.

2/2 Our deepest apologies.

Bungie has removed a gauntlet in Destiny 2 for looking too similar to a hate symbol, the company announced today. The reference to the hate group might be vague for many so we'll do some explaining.

If a player has trouble logging back into Destiny 2 after the hotfix has been implemented, they should try clearing their console cache, power cycling their network hardware or read through the Bungie's network troubleshooting guide.

According to Southern Poverty Law Center, Kek is a satirical religion headed by white nationalists to troll liberals and spread their memes. Kek, the god, is said to fit in with the destructive ideals of white supremacists and the image of the deity is used in tandem with that of Pepe the Frog. "We are removing it". 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.

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