Apple has removed some civil war games that feature the Confederate flag from the App Store, according to some game developers. The flags and other Confederacy symbols have been at the centre of debate in the US since a gunman killed nine people in last week’s South Carolina church shooting, and posed with the flag in photos that were posted online.
Games featuring confederate flags removed by Apple
The South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley this week called for lawmakers to remove the Confederate battle flag at the state capitol grounds. Retailers such as Wal Mart and Sears have now stopped selling the flag.
“Apple has removed our game from AppStore because of usage of the Confederate Flag,” Game-Labs, developer of ‘Ultimate General: Gettysburg’ said.
However, the company says that it will not remove the flag from the game just so that it can be accepted back, in order to maintain historical accuracy.
Hunted Cow also confirmed that ‘Civil War 1862’, ‘Civil War 1863’, ‘Civil War 1864’ and ‘Civil War Gettysburg’ have also been removed from the App Store.
“The will be resubmitted with an earlier confederate flag”, a Hunted Cow spokesperson says.
Besides Apple, Google, Amazon and eBay have also removed Confederate flag merchandise from their shopping websites.
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