UK tabloid The Daily Star reports that Amy Packard has been comatose for seven years following her decision to screw around with heroin. Amy’s mother Thelma wants Underworld, the newly renamed Drug Lords game for the iPhone, abolished.
“My daughter’s life has been ruined by drugs,” protests Thelma. “If this game is allowed to come out, impressionable kids will play it and Amy’s mistake will be repeated over and over again. Youngsters like Amy are exactly the people who download and play games like this on their mobiles.
Drugs can be, and ultimately are, bad. There’s no argument in the world against that. What’s just as bad, though? The “I was personally affected by this, hence I want it banned” attitude. Wanting to ban something you’re personally upset by is far more offensive than the source material itself. If parents want to give iPhones to their possibly already spoiled children and let them run around unchecked, they’re asking for trouble.
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