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It never stops!

Yet another example of people bringing a lawsuit against a company in hopes of making a dime.

Basically, a grandmother bought Grand Theft Auto, a game CLEARLY marked M, for mature audiences 17 or older, full of violence and lawbreaking, for her 14 year old grandson. Now that it has come out that there is a hidden sex scene in there, she is outraged and is suing on behalf of consumers everywhere. She thinks the company should pay her because she's sure there are OTHER idiots out there just like her?

Consumers not smart enough to read a label? Yes, the sex part was hidden, but she bought a violent video game clearly marked for people 17 or older for a _14 YEAR OLD_. Take some responsibility woman. You screwed up. A hidden sex scene is the least of your worries. You aren't worried about the stealing, violence and language, but you ARE worried about simulated sex? Someone please explain the priorities here! I think if my 14 year old was modeling behavior he saw on a video game, I would RATHER it be sex than theft or violence.

Isn't this akin to reading the label on a knife which tells you it is SHARP and not to allow children to handle it, and then suing the company that made the knife because it doesn't explicitly say you could stab people with it? Not that the CHILD you gave it to stabbed someone, but that it had the potential to? Nevermind that you were an idiot who gave a sharp object to your child!

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Jul. 27th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
reminds me of the idiot who sued McDonalds for hsi HOT coffee burning him. Um.. HOT .. we teach that word to toddlers and they get it. Why is is so hard for adults to comprehend!
Jul. 28th, 2005 06:06 am (UTC)
The McDonalds coffee suit was made out in the media as "law suits gone wrong" but it wasn't that at all...

has a great write up on it.

One of my friend's worked at that specific McDonalds and after the woman left the hospital before she even approached McDonalds Corporate for money she went to that specific store and talked to the manager...he laughed at her and then went in the back and joked with the employees about the woman who burnt herself. These were 3rd degree burns to the groin...
Jul. 27th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
LOVE that icon!!
Jul. 27th, 2005 10:55 pm (UTC)
Figured you would, also being a fan of Bill. :)

Feel free to use it.
Jul. 27th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
I came home today a bit early, and found Beta the Wonder Dog watching a DVD with scenes of *nekkid* male dogs.

And I thought I raised her right. {sigh}
Jul. 28th, 2005 06:12 am (UTC)
An old favorite quote of mine (forgive me I don't know who said it) is:
I would rather my child watch two people make love than kill each other.

We live in a society where the natural act of sex is seen as vile but the unnatural (meaning not participated in by the masses, yes killing and violence has always been around and some would argue inherent in the human species (see Caine and Abel) act of murder and mayhem is glamorized.
Jul. 28th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC)
And now Jay Leno should move to Russia. A woman there is suing McDonald's for coffee burns. I think we have run these circles in consumerism before.
Jul. 28th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
If this grandmother listens to Ted Baehr, she should be more concerned about sex than violence because he claims 7-11% of movie viewers want to copy the violence in a film and 31% "want to do the sex . . . they see in the films". World O'Crap wrote about Baehr in a recent post, Making Hollywood Moral.
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