Skippable footage of MW2 sparks outrage in Australia
The skippable scene of terrorist atrocities shown in the leaked footage of Modern Warfare 2 on YouTube was disturbing. Australian Council on Children and the Media called for MW2’s MA15+ to be reconsidered. They may actively ban it from the sale.
Jane Roberts of Australian Council on Children and the Media said in this regard, “The consequences of terrorism are just abhorrent in our community and yet here we are a product that’s meant to be passed off as a leisure time activity, actually promoting what most world leaders speak out publicly against.”
Let us check what was the report filed in regard of the offending scene by the Classification Board that accompanied the MA15+ rating decision: “Several civilians are shot with blood burst wounds, civilian corpses are strewn across the airport floor, often in stylized pools of blood, injured civilians crawl away with lengthy blood trails behind them.”
In this regard Activision released a statement saying that it was “meant to evoke the atrocities of terrorism.”