Bungie to Remove Gauntlet that Resembles Hate Group Symbol


The developer took to Twitter earlier today to note that it had been made aware of the similarities between a then-unnamed gauntlet and a common hate symbol, and would remove the item from the game in response.

Bungie has recently detailed when to expect cherished Destiny 2 events like Trials and the arrival of Exotic vendor Xur.

"I mean have you guys even played Destiny 1?".

In a subsequent post, Bungie apologized for the item's inclusion, saying, "This does NOT represent our values, and we are working quickly to correct this". There are no details revealed for what this update actually implements for the game, but since Bungie hasn't really announced any major changes, it should be related to the server maintenance. "Our deepest apologies. We renounce [sic] hate in all forms".

The armor in question is a pair of gauntlets known as Road Complex AA1, which sports what appears to be the letter K on either side of four lines on the upper arm, against a lime-green background. 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". The pattern and coloring elements are similar with the "Kekistan" flag that some alt-right groups use as a banner, and can be seen at marches promoting racism and white nationalist ideals.