I see every one here complaining about kids and there emblems and i think to my self have you ever just got on and played the game instead of reporting people?
I see what some people would think is intelligent debate on racism but then againt all your talking about is pen15es. nazizs and twelve year olds who dont know any better. Try please just try to enjoy the game seems like you are the only person getting really ups. So im also just asuming the guy in this forum forgot your name becuase i dont care but you are jewsih correct? or just looking for somthing to be pi$$ed off about?
On the subject of the nephew. I don't think he should be allowed to use the emblem, I also do feel it is up to his parents (and other relatives including uncles) to explain the meaning to him and get him to change it. Well, they are the adults and he is the child, hopefully he will listen but even if he doesn't it's their responsability to make him change it.
As for perminantly not being allowed to make a tag I actually do think that is harsh for someone who is under-age. They don't fully understand that and all it is likely to do is foster hurtful feelings they can carry with them their whole lives.
Over punishing a child is as bad as not punishing them at all. I would have felt that not allowing him to make a tag for say 3 or 6 months (a long time to a kid) would have been plenty, along with the caviat that he never make any off color tags again and they should get his parents to agree that they will monitor his online activities more closely. To an otherwise good kid who made a simple mistake a moderate punishment along with talking to them and explaining why what they did was wrong and then letting them know once the punishment is over that you understand it was simply a mistake and now that the punishment is over it will never be held against them again and that they are now forgiven goes much further than to over punish them, over-excessive punishments only aid to foster possible feelings of resentment.
Thats why if he didnt agree with the Terms of Microsoft then he should have clicked NO. Then he would not have been allowed on xbox Live anyway.
If he was under 18 then his parents should have told him the basics of the rules.
I don't personally use offensive/vulgar emblems, but I do find it a little hypocritical that they put "Nazi Zombies" in the game, and in Black Ops I and World at War, the scenary was filled with swastikas, yet when someone wants to put the logo on their gun, it's frowned upon, and they are banned/suspended. But that's beside the point.
Artistic Freedom is the reason those are allowed to be put in the games by the designers. They have a right to make the game as realistic as possible. They also have laws which they must follow, such as if they make the game in Germany then the flag must be replaced.
The child lost all rights of "artistic freedom" when he signed into Xbox Live.