Noel Gallagher Blames TV and Videogames For London Riots
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.14.2011
He says it's "violence for the sake of violence"...
Noel Gallagher says that television and videogames partially at fault blame for the London riots. Gallagher says that people are used to violence and that has helped contribute.
"I can't understand where their energy for these riots is coming from," he said. "We live in this age of violence - and I don't care what other people say: Brutal TV and brutal videogames are a reason for this pointless violence as well. The people are immune to violence, they are used to it. And if they get caught they aren't punished the right way. The prisons are already full? Then build new ones!"
He added, "It's crazy! It's just violence for the sake of violence. The people who are at these riots aren't poor. These are kids with fucking mobile phones and all sorts of shit. The police and government have to take drastic measures. These idiots destroy their own communities. In six weeks, when everything is forgotten, they will look stupid and realise that the houses are still destroyed, burned down or whatever. These people aren't demanding anything, they have no goals. They just destroy their own shit. How stupid can you be?"