Have you ever wondered why you can’t use a swastika as your Call of Duty: Black Ops emblem? If you have, that’s actually kind of scary. Why would you want to make your emblem a swastika?
Anyways, putting a swastika as your emblem will get you banned. While some may argue that the swastika symbol can represent a number of things, Microsoft’s banman Stephen Toulouse has clearly stated why a swastika will earn you a ban.
Toulouse had the following to say:
“Let’s be clear: no educated human on the planet looks at the swastika symbol … and says ‘oh, that symbol has nothing at all, in any way, to do with the global genocide of an entire race,'” Toulouse stated, “‘and, even if it did, one should totally and reasonably ignore that because it’s a symbol that was stolen or coop-ted from religions.'” He succinctly adds, “If you think the swastika symbol should be re-evaluated by societies all over the Earth, I think that’s great. Your Xbox Live profile or in game logo, which doesn’t have the context to explain your goal, is not the right place to do that.”
I completely agree with him. Sure you can argue that the symbol can be used for other things but it’s most well known as being the symbol of the Nazis and we all know what the Nazis were responsible for. It’s just in poor taste to use it as your emblem, enough said.