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When ResetERA user Jeremy booted up his Xbox One, he was hardly expecting to witness a Nazi Swastika on his dashboard. Adverting an actual fan-made Nazi club for the platform, said group was titled “National Socialist Womens League,” which was an actual wing of Germany’s notorious Nazi Party. While some eagle-eyed readers have noted a closer resemblance to the Buddhist “Manji” symbol, the use of “Nationalist Socialist” leaves no room for misunderstanding.
Obviously something that slipped by Microsoft’s censors, while there is admittedly a dark humor in this being recommended for Disney Magic Kingdoms of all games (not to mention it playing into the infamous urban legends about Walt Disney being anti-Semite), it’s thoroughly horrifying this even came up at all, let alone the fact this is targeted towards young players of a children’s video game.
Sadly, the group remains up some hours later. As the likes of social media does little to nothing to combat hate groups and hate speech, it’s not too surprising Microsoft has yet to give it the boot. We recommend any and all Xbox One players to take on their civic duty and report the group en masse. Remember: this is bad publicity for Microsoft no matter how you slice it, so the louder the outcry, the better.
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