Nader: Game Makers Are Just "Electronic Child Molesters"
Oh, I'm willing to bet you've got a comment on this.
Political activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader has taken it upon himself to lambaste the video game industry, calling game creators and publishers "electronic child molesters." ...yeah.
In speaking to Politico, Nader said President Barack Obama's new plan to reduce gun violence in the US doesn't do enough in terms of regulation and restriction, and that includes regulating game developers. Said Nader:
"We are in the peak of [violence in entertainment]. Television program violence? Unbelievable. Video game violence? Unprecedented. I’m not saying he wants to censor this, I think he should sensitize people that they should protect their children family by family from these kinds of electronic child molesters."
Obama has implemented a $500 million, 23-point plan that tasks the Centers for Disease Control to conduct more studies concerning the relationship between virtual violence and real-world violence. This is only part of a long string of political uprisings against gaming since the Newtown school shooting tragedy, which left twenty children and six adults dead. But hey, the good news here is that we don't need to rebut. "Electronic child molesters" speaks for itself. Have fun dealing with that backlash, Nader.
1/22/2013 11:03:04 PM Ben Dutka