Rockstar Not Worried About Animal Rights Group Boycott Call for GTA V
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.22.2013
It's not a kids' game...
Rockstar Studios aren't sweating the boycott that's been called for by an animal rights group over Grand Theft Auto V. As we reported yesterday, the In Defense of Animals organization has called for a boycott due to the fact that the game depicts of violence against animals. However, TMZ reports that people at Rockstar say the boycott is bogus and that the group is just using the game for publicity.
Sources at the studio say that the game makers don't believe that the game pushes institutionalized animal violence on kids because it's not made for kids and has a Mature Audiences only lable, meaning that kids can't buy it.
"It's a fake world with exaggerated real world problems" the source noted. "People shoot animals in real life, why should that be hidden from an adult video game?"
There's no reason for Rockstar to be worried anyway, since as reported the game brought in $1 billion in its first three days.