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'Halo Infinite' Changes Offensive Juneteenth Badge After Backlash Over Ape Name

Added 06-15-22 12:17:01pm EST - “'Halo Infinite' comes under fire after the video game features a Juneteenth badge named after an ape.” - Tmz.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Tmz.com: “'Halo Infinite' Changes Offensive Juneteenth Badge After Backlash Over Ape Name”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The video game developer for "Halo Infinite" is under fire for rolling out a new nameplate to honor Juneteenth ... folks are enraged the customization was named after an ape.

The folks over at 343 Industries apparently thought it would be a good idea to title the nameplate -- a palette adding a red, black and green colorway to a player's username -- "Bonobo" ... which is an endangered primate.

Problem is ... folks were angry with the association of apes with Juneteenth, considering the racist and discriminatory history between those words and Black people.

As you know ... Juneteenth is now a federal holiday, commemorating the day the last enslaved Americans got the news President Lincoln had abolished slavery.

In response to the backlash, the video game developer renamed the nameplate to "Freedom" and then to "Juneteenth."

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