Thompson Compares Sony To Pearl Harbor

Anti-game violence lawyer Jack Thompson has compared Sony’s U.S, distribution of games to Japan’s 1941 attack on American forces stationed at Pearl Harbor. In a release he stated, “Certain regional governments in Japan have banned the sale of the Grand Theft Auto games to minors, but Japan’s Sony has no problem whatsoever dumping this garbage into American kids’ brains. Looks like Pearl Harbor 2 by Sony/Take-Two…

Thompson will this week be hitting the airwaves as the civil trial against game companies begins in Alabama, prompted by a murderer who claimed to be affected by playing games. Thompson is a favorite of news networks seeking hot quotes. But this might be an image too far, likely as it is to offend just about everybody from war vets to the Japanese to anyone who consumes a Sony product (i.e. everyone). Also, GTA has not been banned in Japan. It has merely been classified for an adult audience.

Web blog GamePolitics contacted Thompson to check if that was what he really meant. He said, it sure was, and he was happy to say it again. He said, “What the Japanese are doing to our kids is insensitive and racist. The Japanese have for a very long time dumped pornography [violent games] into this country in a fashion they would not tolerate in their own country. It is another version of Pearl Harbor.”

He added, “Sony has led the planet in the distribution of mainstream porn. I don’t have time to document it for you. As for the offensiveness of the Pearl Harbor comment, it’s accurate and it’s needed. The Japanese have a contempt for our culture which is patent. The dumping of garbage into our culture is a slow motion version of Pearl Harbor.”

Source Next-Gen