Apple removes all games with Confederate flags from store
Apple's Tim Cook spoke out through Twitter, condemning the use of the flag.
My thoughts are with the victim's families in SC.Let us honor their lives by eradicating racism & removing the symbols & words that feed it.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 21, 2015
Maxim Zasov of Game Labs, developers of Ultimate General: Gettysburg, released a statement defending the depiction and use of the flag as purely historical.
He says: "We believe that all historical art forms: books, movies, or games such as ours, help to learn and understand history, depicting events as they were. True stories are more important to us than money."
Ultimate General, among others, has been used in classrooms to teach history. Zasov continues, "We really hope that Apple’s decision will achieve the desired results. We can’t change history, but we can change the future."
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