Originally Posted by ash elemental

Times must have changed then, because from what I remember BG and BG2 gave an example of a druid defending gnolls in character creation.

Yah, 5e totally re-wrote gnoll lore and made them fleshy demon-spawn. They aren't just a beast race anymore which is very upsetting to me as it means it is impossible to make a gnoll PC for the Forgotten Realms.