COLOURFUL anti-violent game lawyer Jack Thompson has decided that the best way to influence the maker of Grand Theft Auto is by telling his mum what he is up to.
Thompson has written to the mother of Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick to report her son for making 'murder simulator software'.
Just in case she didn't know, Thompson tells Mrs Zelnick that her son is chairman of that nasty Take-Two Interactive Software outfit, whose Grand Theft Auto murder simulator games are banned in some countries.
Thompson suggests Mrs Zelnick play the game or 'find someone who has not
killed someone yet' to play it for her and report back.
He notes that (unnamed) experts note that the recent spate of cop killings is caused in part by 'your darling son’s entrepreneurial energy'.
Thompson said that there were three coppers dead in Alabama because of Grand Theft Auto. It must be true because Thompson told 60 Minutes it was true.
In the letter Thompson said that 'the pornography and violence that your son trafficks in is the kind of stuff that most mothers would be ashamed to see their son putting into the hands of other mothers’ children.'
Ironically Thompson quotes Proverbs 29:15 as how Mrs Zelnick should have bought her son up. That is the one that justifies the use of beatings and other violence against children to 'give them wisdom'. µ
So that's why she's smiling…
How many Zuckbucks to the pound?
Alexa, is this exploitation?