Killzone 2 Insignia Similar to Nazi SS Logo?
I can’t help but notice that the Killzone 2 insignia on the Killzone 2/PS3 bundle (here) looked really similar to that of the infamous Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) logo.
According to Wikipedia article, the SS (a.k.a Protective Squadron) was
“a major Nazi organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. The SS grew from a small paramilitary unit to a powerful force that served as the Führer’s “Praetorian Guard,” the Nazi Party’s “Shield Squadron” and a force that, fielding almost a million men, (both on the front lines and as political police) managed to exert as much political influence as the Wehrmacht.
Built upon the Nazi racial ideology, the SS, under Heinrich Himmler’s command, was responsible for many of the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Nazis during the World War II, and most of the worst of those crimes.”
Now, I understand that Killzone 2’s plot involves a futuristic, space opera version of the rise of Hitler in the form of the game’s antagonist Emperor Scolar Visari. But putting that SS logo look-alike right on the box, is the same as putting the Nazi swastika on the cover of a Call of Duty or Medal of Honor game in my book.
Furthermore, this Sony PS3/Killzone 2 with its offensive box art is available at Australia, one of the countries that were destinations for Jews post-World War 2.
Addendum: Is Sony courting controversy with this box art? Luke Plunkett of Kotaku correctly pointed out that the Helghast are supposed to look like Nazis, but I would also like to point out that no other Killzone 2 cover has the insignia…so why now?Powered by Sidelines