Apple said Thursday that it is removing games from its online app store that feature the Confederate flag

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Apple‘s announcement to remove games from the app store that use the Confederate flag in “offensive or mean-spirited ways” comes to no surprise, as companies like Walmart and others vowed to do the same after Dylann Roof appeared in photos holding the flag. The move comes days after Apple CEO Tim Cook called on people in a tweet to honor the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting by eradicating racism and the symbols that feed it.

In Apple’s statement Thursday the guidelines for the apps that are being removed are ones that are offensive outside from historical or educational use…


That use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways, which is in violation of our guidelines. Other apps that depict the flag in educational or historical contexts are not being removed.

The company is working with developers to get games that have been removed, like the Civil War battle game “Cannon Shooter”, back in the app store after the changes are made.

-Infinite Wiz(@InfiniteWiz)