Black Lives Matter: Ubisoft removes Tom Clancy image
Ubisoft apologized for giving imaginary terrorists the raised fist symbol associated with the Black Lives Matter movement in its new mobile game, Tom Clancy: Elite Squad.
The company faced a backlash following the release of the video game trailer.
Players must kill the members of the fictional group, Umbra, which feeds civil unrest with acts of terrorism.
Ubisoft said showing the fist symbol at an Umbra meeting in an opening sequence had been “insensitive and harmful”.
“We have listened and appreciated the players and the wider community who reported this and we apologize,” said the gaming giant.
The image would be removed from the Android version of the game on Tuesday and the iPhone version “as soon as possible,” he added.
A senior Ubisoft programmer tweeted that the trailer was “vulgar and extremely disrespectful”.
And another Ubisoft employee, who worked on the game, said Umbra had to be “a bad James Bond organization” and the image was “irresponsible”.