Controversial 'KEK' Gauntlets Removed From Destiny 2

Controversial 'KEK' Gauntlets Removed From Destiny 2 - News

by Patrick Day-Childs, posted on 12 September 2017 / 2,252 Views

A recent update to Destiny 2 has seen Bungie make changes to remove what it considers hateful symbology on a pair of in-game gloves.

The Tweets above refer to the Hunter's Legendary Road Complex AA1 Gauntlets. It's currently unclear whether they've been removed entirely or simply redesigned. 

The issue that Bungie has with the item, pictured above, is that it seems to make use of the KEK symbol and meme, which has become associated with the alt-right movement in recent months. Although KEK was originally used in World of Warcraft, where it was regarded as Horde speak for 'lol', before being adopted by 4Chan, Bungie has perhaps understandably decided to err on the side of caution in order to avoid being drawn into a political controversy.


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17 Comments

estebxx (on 12 September 2017)

FREE KEKISTAN!!!


Radek (on 12 September 2017)

SJW's at it again. Praise Kek.


Ka-pi96 (on 12 September 2017)

Oversensitive much?


shikamaru317 (on 12 September 2017)

*Facepalm* People are too easily offended nowadays, I can't stand it.


Darwinianevolution (on 12 September 2017)

So let me get this straight. They are taking down a skin because it sort of looks like a meme. A meme that has been around for quite a while now (and was born in a Activision-Blizzard game no less) and now suddenly it's used by some people that the studio deems as bad, so the whole thing has to go. If the same people started using emojis, would they retire all emojis from Blizzard games as well? This is dumb and pointless controversy. I bet that, if they hadn't done a think, very few people would have made the connection between the skin and the meme, it doesn't even look that much like it.


Locknuts (on 12 September 2017)

Just more oppression of the Kekistani people. Soon they will be forced to wear such sleeves and be marched into the gas chambers.


Ljink96 (on 12 September 2017)

HUGGGHHHHH! First Pewdiepie and now this! The SJWs are being fed for sure.


Bristow9091 (on 12 September 2017)

... Eh?


NightDragon83 (on 12 September 2017)

AHAHAHAHAH!!!! This reminds me of that time McDonald's (I think) had to remove a dessert item from their promotional images in the Middle East and other countries because the image looked too close to the Arabic writing for "Allah" and tons of people complained about it lol.


Salnax (on 12 September 2017)

Activision is officially anti-laughter.


Liquid_faction (on 13 September 2017)

So they remove stuff like this, but when the entire gaming fanbase is offended by putting microtransactions in their games, they don't anything. I found the solution guys, we should pay feminists and sjw's to be offended at microtransactions. We finally have found a way to win this war.


KLAMarine (on 12 September 2017)

Removing it because of the association only makes the association stronger.


Salnax (on 12 September 2017)

Activision is officially anti-laughter.


Xen (on 13 September 2017)

I don't wanna game on the same planet anymore. WTF.


ClassicGamingWizzz (on 12 September 2017)

always 4chan name mentioned in this shit


archer9234 (on 13 September 2017)

So why isn't LOL banned?


DarthMetalliCube (on 13 September 2017)

Man oh man.. Life sure is dumb sometimes.