President Trump Says Video Games Partially Responsible For Violent Tragedies (VIDEO)
In a recent video that has appeared on the internet, President Trump says video games are partially responsible for violent tragedies. This, of course, is in response to the horrific attack that claimed 17 lives at a Parkland, Florida high school just days ago. Many are grieving as others try their best to find the solution to a rising problem in the US.
While some are quick to place the blame on guns or mental illnesses, and the laws and healthcare that surround the two, President Trump says video games and movies are in some way connected to the senseless violence carried out by individuals. “I’m hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts,” he said. Check out the video for yourself below:
Trump brings up the level of violence in video games and movies. https://t.co/be0VWVrkQM
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) February 22, 2018
Pinning these sorts of tragedies on media is nothing new, but it doesn’t stop some people from making that connection. Music, games, and movies are always tossed into the mix anytime something like this happens. There is no denying the fact that violence is portrayed in mainstream media, and while there is a rating system in place to warn consumers of graphic content, it doesn’t prevent young developing minds from getting their hands on it. As far as movies go, Trump went on to say:
And then you go the further step, and that’s the movies. You see these movies, they’re so violent, and yet a kid is able to see the movie if sex isn’t involved. But killing is involved, and maybe they have to put a rating system for that… You get into a whole complicated, a very big deal.”
There is no singular answer to the problem, but civil discourse is a good start. Let us know what you think down in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7. For more lighthearted gaming goodness, check out the following:
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