FB GTA fan states he kills hookers in real life

Where do you draw the line between justifying what you are saying or doing when you play a game? Some might say well everything can be justified when you play a game because that is exactly what it is a “game”, it is not “real”. But isn’t everything we participate in this life real in one way or another?

When someone choses to get breast implants, their breast don’t suddenly become unreal. They become modified breast (some would say improved), but they are breast nonetheless. Albeit breast implants are not a game per say but my point is everything we experience is real whether it’s a transformed state or not.

When I encountered this facebook group called: I USED TO KILL THE HOOKERS IN GRAND THEFT AUTO TO GET MY MONEY BACK

I felt rage. I felt sadness. I felt agitated. I felt discouraged. These were utmost real emotions. This is what some of the 188 647 fans of this page had to say:

Screenshot of facebook fan page

“I kill hookers in real life to get my money back” and this has 2 thumbs up?? How can you feel that confident to make such a statement and get away with it in public view for everyone to see? If this game never existed would people shoot their mouth this way with complete disregard of any consequences for making such a statement? This would never be accepted as a reply to a news article of a serial killer murdering sex trade workers, yet because this is a “game” it is acceptable? Key word being acceptable.

It is almost like these type of “games” make things acceptable. If that guy gets away from stating this on this page with no consequences what is to stop him from saying this in his circle of peers? If that is acceptable, what is to say he doesn’t actually start thinking this way, or worst yet start acting this way -for “real”! It becomes a domino effects that feeds into itself and can potential go down a deadly road, literally.

Killers BECOME killers. Somehow, someway they got to that point in their life. They weren’t born a murderer, their genetics may have been predisposed and their soul ill intended but their environment also played a role in nurturing them.  And I’m certain these type of games can trigger ill souls. And thing is, these games, these fan pages, being a part of our culture, could very well have something to do with it.