3 Women Start Petition for Targets in Australia to Remove GTA:5 From Their Shelves


Yes the title is correct as it is. 3 women in Australia have started a petition to remove GTA: 5 from Target’s shelves. The reason being {Quote} “It’s a game that encourages players to murder women for entertainment. The incentive is to commit sexual violence against women, then abuse or kill them to proceed or get ‘health’ points – and now Target are stocking it and promoting it for your Xmas stocking” The women who started the petition follows on to say  {Quote} “This is Grand Theft Auto 5. This game means that after various sex acts, players are given options to kill women by punching her unconscious, killing with a machete, bat or guns to get their money returned. Please Target – we appeal to you as women survivors of violence, including women who experienced violence in the sex industry, to immediately withdraw Grand Theft Auto V from sale. Now as rediculous as this may sound, it is true.


At the moment over 40,000 people have signed the petition. The sad part is that almost under half of the 40,000 people who signed it actually signed it in order to comment on it with reasons why the petition and the women who started it were misinformed and that this petition is wrong. One of the people who signed it but were against it stated this {Quote} “It is impossible to commit acts of sexual violence on anyone in this game. The only sexual acts which can be carried out are consentual, either in the form of a lap dance or paid sex from a prostitute. The fact that the game allows these sorts of things to be done does not mean they are actively encouraged. Having sex with a prostitute is not needed to complete the game in any way and it certainly does not increase health.” So does the fact that the petition is being signed not just by supporters, but by those who oppose it mean that Target will follow through with it or will they just turn a blind eye to it? You can check out the petition at this link here –> https://www.change.org/ or click on the Quote links which will take you there as well. Also, don’t forget to leave a comment on what you think about this petition opposing the sale of GTA:5 at local Targets in Australia.


Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Kyle Heller on 20141204 and was last modified on 20141204 .