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  • Apple Begins Removing Civil War and Confederate Flag Related Games from iTunes


    Amidst a national debate that rages on with regard to the existence and routine display of the Confederate flag (which some see as a symbol of southern pride and others view as a horrific symbol of racism), it appears that Apple has decided which side of the debate it will be on as the controversy continues.

    Touch Arcade broke the news today (which has since been confirmed by a number of app publishers and gaming companies) that Apple is now taking down all games that display the Confederate flag either in a game's marketing or within gameplay itself.

    We don't have an exact count for you on the number of games pulled, but good luck finding any games with the flag displayed that are still available for purchase or download.

    "It's looking like Apple has pulled everything from the App Store that features a Confederate flag, regardless of context," the report explains, which also provides a quote from a written explanation that is reportedly being provided to developers courtesy of Apple. The explanation for why a game is pulled is "...because it includes images of the confederate flag used in offensive and mean-spirited ways."

    Source: TouchArcade
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Begins Removing Civil War and Confederate Flag Related Games from iTunes started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      Man I could understand if these were games promoting and glorifying the rebel flag but these are civil war games? That's a slippery slope. Take Unit 731 for example...does that mean we ban the Japanese flag? Do we ban the American flag because of the way Native Americans were treated? I mean how can Apple promote games that have decapitation and killing cops but ban this? I'm not defending the flag but the hypocrisy is staggering...
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      It's a part of American history. don't deny it, acknowledge it; remember what it stood for and why it's bad. Learn from the mistakes of the past don't hide fom them
    1. jetsetjoey's Avatar
      jetsetjoey -
      Liberal, fascist bastards!!!