Courtesy of cancel culture, the civil engineer squadron at Osan Air Base in South Korea replaced its logo because it too closely resembled a symbol associated with a white supremacist group.
Now, apparently even the ability to infer makes something cancellable and requires censorship.
Col. John Gonzales, commander of the 51st Fighter Wing, ordered the change after an internal review “on all Unit Emblems, Mottos, Nicknames and Other Symbols” in October and December, spokesman Master Sgt. Joshua Garcia said in an email Tuesday
The symbol of the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron “Mongrels” was a pitbull that looked similar to what the Anti-Defamation League has labeled as a racist symbol, Military.com reports.
Though they did not name one white supremacy group in particular, the red, white and black patch was supposedly too similar to one used by an American extremist group.
According to the Anti-Defamation League website, the symbol used by Keystone United – an extremist group – is also a pitbull that looks similar.
Gonzales said he found “that the similarity between the emblems could reasonably cause confusion between the unit and a known active extremist hate group.”
“To prevent any inappropriate association with that organization, we have decided to cease use of the current Morale Patch, and the unit will return to a previous version of the Morale Patch that bears no resemblance visually, and could not reasonably be considered to be associated with that extremist organization,” Gonzales said.
The new logo now shows the full body of a pitbull with one paw extended forward.