Sega has denied British author and public speaker David Icke use of a song from Medieval 2: Total War in an upcoming anti-war talk he will give in London.
Icke wrote a post slamming Sega for not allowing him use of the song "We Are All One," claiming the company denied him because it does not want to be "associated with a controversial figure."
"So it is fine and non-controversial for them to use war as entertainment for the young and others, with all the potential impact on their minds and perceptions about war and violence, but not okay to use a song to which they own the rights to call for people to stop killing each other in crazy wars," wrote Icke.
Icke is known for having several controversial views, including his belief that Earth has been infiltrated by sentient reptiles that have worked their way into our government.
"Using war as entertainment for the young is normal is it? Not 'controversial' at all?" he added. "I don't want to be associated with Sega, either, but unfortunately they own the rights to a relevant song and I put the truth and what needs to be done before personal feelings."
Icke has publicly published the emails of one Sega UK employee and two from developer Creative Assembly, asking those who agree with him to "make their feelings politely known to them."
We have contacted Sega for comment on the issue and will update this story with more information as we have it.