Most Controversial Symbols

The Top Ten Most Controversial Symbols

1 Swastika

Swastika vs Nazis
Winner: Nazis
Prize: This Logo - TheAwesomeDude54

Used to be a symbol of peace, but then the Nazis stole it and now it's a symbol of hate. - JoeBoi

The swastika used to be a peaceful symbol of the Hindu religion, but ever since Adolf Hitler got a hold of it, things got really ugly. Now it's used by modern day neo-nazis and anti semetics who hate the Jewish religion, and use it as a propaganda against the Jews. - Not_A_Weeaboo

It was a peaceful symbol, to represent good luck, but people soon believed it to be racist after the Nazis stole it and put it on their play.

2 Confederate Flag

Since a couple weeks ago I was swimming at lake Martin and when I saw a boat with the confederate flag up I was very ticked off that I called them racists! - Kevinsidis

It was the flag used by the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Although there are many documents that the war wasn't entirely based on slavery of the African Americans, it is still used by white supremesists against other races. - Not_A_Weeaboo

This flag can still be seen in some places in the southern United States - Randomator

Yeah its controversial for sure. - EliHbk

3 Rainbow Flag

Wow, no wonder it was very controversial. I could understand the fact that flag is hated but I shouldn't need to explain that to you. - JoeBoi

I hate this symbol. Everybody claims it stands for "love" and "equality" but to me, as a kind Christian, it represents bigotry and intolerance and in my opinion is worse than the confederate flag. - Solarian

What kind of sense does that make? I'll tell you: None. Not a single drop of sense. - aj2005

Absolutely a controversial symbol because there are so many people who support it and so many that are against it.

I can totally understand, many in the world are very mixed towards seeing this type of flag. - htoutlaws2012

4 Blood Drop Cross

Isn't the Vodafone logo the KKK emblem? I'm going to sue Vodafone.

The emblem was used by many klansmen of the KKK white supremists. - Not_A_Weeaboo

5 Jihadist Black Flag

Another religious symbol misused by propaganda: the black standard was flown by Muhammad by Islamic Tradition. The flag was used by terrorist members (ISIS) as a propaganda technique and recruitment strategy. - Not_A_Weeaboo

6 Inverted Pentagram

The symbol of dark magic. Used to be a good symbol of the 5 senses but got a bad rep associated with evil magic and witchcraft.

I feel that the inverted cross implying Evil is a hypothetical case..Many I've had a conversation with blatantly dismiss this notion and deem it to be a huge misconception and that its connected with the history of St. Peter being executed upside down as he considered himself unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as Jesus Christ...Even thorough research led me to this conclusion.

It is a symbol for Satanism created by Aleister Crowley, an English cultist, representing the descent of spirit into matter. It is highly frowned upon by many religions, mainly Christianity. - Not_A_Weeaboo

That's's brutal - jkk

7 Hammer and Sickle

In my opinion the soviet russians were worse than nazis. They killed way more people. But the Swastika is more controversial - venomouskillingmachine

Symbol for industrial workers and the peasants used as the emblem of the former Soviet Union and of international communism. - Not_A_Weeaboo

8 The Rising Sun

It's a beautiful flag full of beneficial symbolic meaning, but this flag was used by the Japanese Imperial Army back in World War 2, a bitter enemy of thy US back then. - Not_A_Weeaboo

I think that Japan still use this flag on their naval ships. And to think that flying the WWII Nazi German war flag will land you in prison! - Bolshoy_Brat

9 Burning Cross

It represents kkk - Dvafan2

10 Israel Flag

Controversial in Islamic countries - Dvafan2

The Contenders

11 Illuminati

(X files theme plays)

Good for making memes though - Not_A_Weeaboo

What the hell this is a meme

12 North Korea Flag

Do I need to say anything - Dvafan2

13 Inverted Cross

This was supposed to portray Apostle Peter, who was crucified upside down. So you can say this was a beneficial symbol... back then. Recently, however, it is common for the upside-down cross to be used as a symbol of anti-Christianity, atheism, humanism, and the occult. Several black metal bands use an inverted cross to call attention to their supposed devotion to Satan. - Not_A_Weeaboo

This is so metal - Skullkid755

14 Atomic Whirl

A symbol of Atheism. Frowned upon many religions. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Not that atheism is bad or anything, just saying that it's been a heated debate among many religious people. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Ok, that is TOTALLY one of my ultimate symbols right there. Read my profile to know what I'm talking about. - PhoenixAura81

I’m looking at you GodIsHell. - Not_A_Weeaboo

15 Leviathan Cross

Symbol of Satan. Apparently there are way more than the pentagram and the inverted cross. - Not_A_Weeaboo

I believe its satanism's symbol, am I mistaken. An emo girl on youtube said it so I trust it - EliHbk

16 Make America Great Again Sign

Controversial by liberals and trump haters - Dvafan2

17 Taiwanese Flag

Don't know how this is controversial. Whoever tells me gets a cookie! - Not_A_Weeaboo

I think its because China hates the existence of Taiwan, but hey what do I know. - codydoestuff

18 Yin/Yang
19 Kosovo Flag

Controversial in Serbia - Dvafan2

20 Pepe the Frog

Considered a hate symbol - Dvafan2

21 Apartheid Flag of South Africa
22 Nazi Flag

It’s called the Swastika. - Not_A_Weeaboo

23 Sigil of Baphomet

Basically the pentagram, but looks a bit more sinister. - Not_A_Weeaboo

24 Unicursal Hexagram

Yet another symbol of Satan! - Not_A_Weeaboo

25 Golion’s Sigil
26 Anarchy Symbol
27 Arcane Sigil
28 Anarchist Flag

Considered treason and wanting removal of government - Dvafan2

29 Flag of West Papua

You can get arrested in Indonesia by displaying this flag - Dvafan2

30 Black Cat
31 Western Sahara Flag

Considered controversial in morocco - Dvafan2

32 Catalonia Flag

Considered bad by Spain now since it represents the sepertist group - Dvafan2

33 Raven

Also another symbol of bad luck - Dvafan2

34 Feminazi Sign

Yeah, Women should be a little more modest,
and stop throwing there fists around.

The female gender with a fist is considered bad - Dvafan2

35 Celtic Cross
36 Red, White and Blue Ribbon
37 Flying Elvis

The New England Patriots symbol

38 Kekistan Flag
39 Washington Redskins Logo

Well, I've heard people complain about it being offensive. - JoeBoi

40 American Flag
41 Flag of Iraq
42 The Middle Finger
43 Nestlé
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