The alt-right is angry over the trailer debut for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus that premiered at Bethesda's E3 2017 event.
Here's a quick recap of the announcement from our previous coverage:
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus takes place in a version of the United States controlled by a technologically advanced version of the Nazi empire. It appears to pick up a bit after the previous game left off, introducing us to an America where German lessons are mandatory and Ku Klux Klan members walk the street while wearing their robes.
Unsurprisingly, it didn't take long for alt-right commenters on numerous websites to engage in a barrage of racist comments targeting the game.
Below is a screenshot from a 4chan discussion on the "LIBERAL'S [sic] LOVE WOLFENSTEIN" thread.
As of this writing, the comments section from the YouTube trailer for the game still features racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic and Holocaust-denying statements. One reads "Hitler did nothing wrong" and Jewish people "made up everything."
Triple-bracketing — an anti-Semitic tactic used to identify Jewish people without tripping filtering systems that prevent hate speech — also appears.
Motherboard uncovered similar commentary on other sites, documenting statements that referred to a black character as a "black Afro whore" and suggested Jews were controlling the game industry.
Watch the trailer for the game below:
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