Kmart Australia joins Target Australia in pulling GTA V from shelves.
Retailer Kmart Australia joins Target Australia decision and pulls copies of Grand Theft Auto 5 from store shelves in response to complaints from customers about the game's depictions of violence against women.
Karl Slatoff, GTA V parent publisher Take-Two Interactive president:
'Obviously the Australia situation is disappointing on many levels. It's one thing for a person to not want to buy a piece of content, which is understandable. And that's really the solution. If you don't like it; if it's offensive to you, then you don't buy it. But for a person or a group of people to try to make that decision for millions of people... we have 34 million people who have bought GTA V. If these folks had heir way, none of those people would be able to buy GTA. And that really just flies in the face of everything that free society is based on.'
Ok. But let me get you back to the US. Eric Garner. A man been selling 'loosies' from packs without stamps. It's one thing for a person to not want to buy single cigarettes from a stranger in a street. Yet the same solution, right? If you don't like it or if it's offensive to you, you are not to buy it. But for a group of people wearing NYPD uniform to try to make that decision for millions... those who in dis country simply cannot afford themselves to buy daily a pack, those who need that damn single cigarette right here and now.... RIP Eric. RIP free US society.
I can't breathe...