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The sensible solition? (Destiny)

by Harmanimus, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 13:24 (282 days ago) @ Ragashingo

Apologies for an apparent lack of clarity. However, Destiny, from it's announcement, has had the Tricorn at its center. That is "inherent to the work" and that doesn't change given someone reappropriating it. Something that looks like a meme, or something like an Easter Egg that is offensive, however, are not inherent to a work. That is a difference of context. If a hate group used the Tricorn tomorrow, it would not change it being inherent to the integrity of the work. It also would probably lead to other actions that are not limited to positive community relations.

Compassion and understanding doesn't mean giving into hate groups. I am unsure what context would lead to that conclusion. If someone says you hurt or upset them, compassion and understanding is to listen and correct the error. Obviously you fight the hate group trying to poison your symbol. That doesn't keep you in any way from adjusting the details of a work to better communicate your values and support your audience.

If a hate group can take away your symbol's meaning, it can't have had that strong a meaning or context before or it was otherwise not worth defending. But once it has become a hate symbol, you do have to react accordingly, otherwise you stand to antagonize your audience.


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