Apple is removing games from App Store that display the Confederate Flag

'Apple is famous for reaching for the axe rather than the scalpel when it comes to political issues'

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Apple is removing games in the App Store that feature the Confederate flag.

Touch Arcade first discovered the mass removal of applications from the online marketplace.

“As of the writing of this story, games like Ultimate General: Gettysburg and all the Hunted Cow Civil War games are nowhere to be found. Apple is famous for reaching for the axe rather than the scalpel when it comes to political issues (like rejecting Hunted Cow's Tank Battle 1942 for depicting Germans and Russians as enemies), so this move doesn't come as a great surprise,” the outlet reported.

Andrew Mulholland of HexWar Games told CNN that developers were given a statement of the removal: "images of the Confederate Flag used in offensive and mean-spirited ways" violate App Store review guidelines.

Following Google, Amazon, Walmart and Etsy, retailers across the states have condemned the Civil War flag and its ties to slavery. The controversy of the flag has ignited after the Charleston shooting in which confessed shooter Dylann Roof fatally shot nine black churchgoers.

For more on the flags removal:
Confederate flag: Google joins Amazon, eBay and Walmart as leading companies ban controversial merchandise

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