Who Knows What Owners of the Gauntlets Will Think
You ever try to draw a cool symbol on a piece of paper only to realize it’s not what you expected. As a matter of fact, it turned out to look quite racist? That seems to be what Bungie is going through right now with Destiny 2. Apparently, one of their designs for a pair of in-game gauntlets ended up looking like a hate symbol.
The pair of gauntlets “shares elements with a hate symbol” was Bungie’s exact wording.The markings were too reminiscent of the Kekisten flag, a symbol of an alt-right group. While the symbol doesn’t appear intentional at all, and it looks like an easy thing to fix, Bungie was still apologetic in their tweet.
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
As for the exact meaning behind the Kekistan flag, it has a long and odd history of perversion to mean what it does today. And it’s present purpose is to promote white nationalism and racism. Thus, you have the alt-right Kek.
Bungie CEO Pete Parsons followed up with a tweet supporting the action, adding that Bungie supports its diverse coworkers and gamers of all backgrounds.
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
What are your thoughts on the removal of the Destiny 2 gauntlets? Do you agree that they look too much like the Kek symbol? Comment down below.