GTA and the Torture Controversy: A Disagreement

Some people couldn’t stomach it–and that’s fine. I, for one, can’t watch torture porn like Hostel or Saw films because of my squeamish nature–but I’m not demanding that they stop making those movies, nor am I condemning the people who enjoy them. To that same tune, I’d ask the collective media of the world to stop demonizing Grand Theft Auto 5 over a scene that is, in fact, less violent than the movies I just mentioned. To be squeamish is one thing; to willingly ignore the obvious message in a bit of entertainment in hopes of censoring it due to that squeamishness, however, is completely off the mark.

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