Day 7 – Still No Comments About The ‘Kekistan’ Armor Being Offensive
The latest update for Bungie‘s ultra-popular Destiny 2 is coming next week. The studio’s latest weekly blog post stresses on the removal of the so-called ‘hate symbol’ along with some of the other known issues in the update 220.127.116.11.
Destiny 2 has a Kekistan piece of armor in it. It's being removed as a "hate symbol."
Also, renounce doesn't mean denounce. pic.twitter.com/aRsGTjNb3Y
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 12, 2017
This is a reference to the piece of armor that was found to have a connection to a “hate symbol.” Bungie already started scrubbing this item from Destiny 2, and the new update will remove it completely, it seems.
The hate symbol that they are referring to is a piece of armor found in the game that is supposedly connected to the ‘kek’ meme prior to its use in some of the more extreme forms of speech.
“The more contemporary, vile derivation that has been repurposed by hate groups was not surfaced through this process, and therefore, the armor was approved for ship,” Bungie said.
Of course, for something to be offensive in the first place, people have to be offended by it, which is surprisingly not the case this time around. Or even if they are, the number is so meager that it was lost in the swarm of comments and tweets that clearly showed that it was not offensive at all.
The update would be out within the next week, reports Bungie sans any specifics on the timings.