Sims Now Under Attack
Miami attorney Jack Thompson, one of the people behind the uproar over GTA mod “Hot Coffee” is now after The Sims. He claims that the Sims 2 game is porn, based on the fact that you can use a cheat code to remove the blur over nudity. However, the non-blurred areas only reveal action-figure-like smooth areas, not genitals.
But even stranger to me is one of the arguments he is using. He says that nude areas can be revealed, even in child-aged game characters “much to the delight, one can be sure, of pedophiles around the globe who can rehearse, in virtual reality, for their abuse.”
But what is he suggesting we do about that? The game is rated “T” for teen (13 and older) right now. EVen given an “AO” (18 and older), how will that solve the pedophiles problem? Only pedophiles 18 or older or with permission of their parents will be allowed to buy the game? Or is he suggesting that The Sims be banned completely?
Thatâ€™s exactly what he is suggesting. A ban on The Sims. See what the GTA “Hot Coffee” mess has done? The industry gave a little, and now the other side wants to push even further. This is why someone like me, disgusted by the violence in GTA, will still fight for itâ€™s right to exist unregulated. Censorship is a very slippery slope.