Despite the fact that his new game “Bulletproof” has been given an M rating by the ESRB, 50 Cent recently told Reuters that “Just because it is rated mature doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy it for your kids. Play the game and explain to them what they are playing.” He claims that the game can be used as a teaching tool.
He went on to say that “If we have to take away video games, then we have to think about other things,” he said. “And then we have no entertainment because we might influence somebody who’s crazy.”
Now, I can’t say that I completely disagree with him on this point – after all I played and watched my fair share of mature entertainment when I was younger. But, now that I think about it, isn’t 50 Cent the guy who thanked marketing for his success a few years back? And isn’t he the one with his face on just about every product imaginable these days?
Somehow I don’t think his motivation here is teaching kids life lessions.
Posted by Sean