The popular Modern Warfare 2 map Favela map has been temporarily removed from online rotations, the reason behind this is the presence a controversial picture with a quote from the prophet Muhammad stating, "Allah is beautiful and he loves beauty." While this by itself should not be an issue, this picture is in a dirty bathroom over a toilet which may give individuals a misunderstood meaning of the quote. A patch is being created to remove these controversial pictures and return the maps.
Activision later issued a statement to gaming website Kotaku, stating that:
- "We apologize to anyone who found this image offensive. Please be assured we were unaware of this issue and that there was no intent to offend. We are working as quickly as possible to remove this image and any other similar ones we may find from our various game libraries.
We are urgently working to release a Title Update to remove the texture from Modern Warfare 3. We are also working to remove the texture from Modern Warfare 2 through a separate Title Update. Until the TU is ready, we have removed the Favella multiplayer map from online rotation.
Activision and our development studios are respectful of diverse cultures and religious beliefs, and sensitive to concerns raised by its loyal game players. We thank our fans for bringing this to our attention."
- — Activision
So what's your take, do you see it as an overreaction, funny that it took almost 3 years to find the text, or are actually you offended by the text?
Originally written by Hello Losers