So, this is awkward. Destiny 2 developer Bungie has removed what looks very much like a “kek” logo – I’ll explain that in a moment – from a piece of armour in the game, prompting inevitable drama about… Nazis. You can’t make this stuff up.
First introduced as a joke in World of Warcraft, the “kek” meme was subsequently co-opted by the internet’s 12-year old edgelord ideologue cousin 4chan, as a sort of ironic religion for people who think they’re super subversive and clever, but actually just need to get out of the house more. This was then expanded into a pseudo-mythology including the ancient kingdom of Kekistan, which – because political correctness and stuff and whatever – became the flag of the alt-right white supremacists in the US. The other flag, I mean, not the swastika flag. Not that there’s much difference.
Aaaaand what about this difference?
“It’s come to our attention that a gauntlet in Destiny 2 shares elements with a hate symbol,” Bungie explained on Twitter. “It is not intentional. We are removing it. Our deepest apologies. This does NOT represent our values, and we are working quickly to correct this. We renounce hate in all forms.”
The offending gaunties were deleted from the game in last night’s update.