I wasn’t going to talk about this but why the hell not. As you may know, a bunch of people got together to sign a petition to ban GTA5 from all target stores and they won.
Whether Target stocks the game or not, I could care less about but its the reason why they are banning the game. Quoting from the petition “It’s a game that encourages players to murder women for entertainment. The incentive is to commit sexual violence against women, then abuse or kill them to proceed or get ‘health’ points” and it goes on to further say “This game means that after various sex acts, players are given options to kill women by punching her unconscious, killing with a machete, bat or guns to get their money returned.”
Ok yes all of this is true and you can do this in-game and I don’t encourage this behavior in real life but this is why the game is rated R 18+. This means that only responsible adults are meant to be playing this game not your underage children. If you are allowing your kids to play this game then it is your own fault but again it’s the gaming community that gets the crap for it. Target also sells a show called Game of Thrones…ever heard of it? In the show, most things you do in the game happens on the show. There is prostitution, killing of prostitutes, murder, rape, and much more.
So I ask you this, if it’s bad to have a game that does this then why is it ok for a TV show to have it? I’m not bad-mouthing GOT, I love the show, I’m just wanting to point out the naivety and the stupidity of these parents. To make matters worse this game has already been out for a year but it’s now that they kick up a stink.
So I’m promoting and signing my own petition. In an act of equality and also frustration I ask that everyone sign this petition to remove “Fifty Shades of Grey” in all Target stores. (https://www.change.org/p/target-stop-selling-fifty-shades-of-grey-in-all-target-stores)
Quoting from the new petition and also something I believe “I believe that a VIDEO GAME, is a VIDEO GAME and nothing else. They are something we play to relax and have fun, all whilst being conscious of the fact that it is NOT real life. We do not condone violence in real life, whether it be against MEN or WOMEN. Neither is acceptable.
So if it is considered FAIR to ban GTA V which is played by what I can only assume is a predominantly male audience, then for equalities sake, and following the thoughts and reasoning of the COMPLAINANTS, I believe it is FAIR and EQUAL to ask that FIFTY SHADES be banned.”
So please sign but most of all educate your dam kids and stop letting them play R18+ games if you don’t like the content!