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1486160cookie-checkStar Trek Online Devs Apologize And Remove Dixie Audio Emote For Being “Problematic”

Star Trek Online Devs Apologize And Remove Dixie Audio Emote For Being “Problematic”

Cryptic Studios issued an apology recently and noted that they were sorry for including an audio emote of “Dixie’s song” in the form of a horn tune from The Dukes of Hazzard. They proceeded to announce that they also removed the audio emote from Star Trek Online.

This took place within the span of just a single tweet, which was published on June 25th, 2019 by the official Star Trek Online Twitter account.

As reported by MassivelyOP, the controversy started with a post over on Reddit, where an easily offended user complained about the inclusion of the “Dixie’s Song” audio emote in the form of a horn.

Vesta3312 wrote in the original Reddit thread…

“For a franchise built around an ethos of tolerance and diversity, Dixie is a truly horrendous choice.


“Seriously Cryptic, is there really no awareness of how that song is inextricably linked to the mythos of the “Lost Cause”? Do you even know what “Lost Cause” means? Or how that song encapsualtes the whitewashing of Neo-Confederates and, more broadly, white supremacy?


“I could write about my experiences as a person of color growing up in the rural South, more specifically near Charlottesville, Va. (Guess what, Dixie doesn’t sound playful or benign to me).”

Various users, such as Hunter259, were quick to downvote the thread and point out that it was just a horn clip and had nothing to do with racism.


But it was too late.

Cryptic kowtowed to the complaints, removing the audio emote from Star Trek Online, and opting to erase a small piece of history from the game.

The actual reference in Star Trek Online, however, was based on the Dixie horn that was featured in the classic television series The Dukes of Hazzard.

You can listen to the audio clip below.

The horn sound originated from the “Dixie Song” that was played throughout the mid 19th century, and was also featured at the rally after the surrender of General Lee at President Abraham Lincoln’s request.

For those of you unfamiliar with the original song that the horn sound is based on, there’s a video on YouTube you can view below.

Basically, Cryptic is censoring an audio emote because a few people have chosen to take offense of the clip.

This kind of historical erasure on behalf of those finding things to be offended about will only result in more of American history being erased on their behalf until there’s nothing left.

Cultural Communists have been seeking to erase history and subvert Western values for some time now, and once you start censoring art it’s just a matter of time before history gets rewritten to accommodate dictators.

Star Trek Online is available right now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC as a free-to-play MMORPG.

(Thanks for the news tip Vlesh)

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