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Ron Jeremy Says Video Games Are Worse Than Porn

1263515813_ron.jpgI hate to say that this is an instance of the pot calling the kettle black, because that could be interpreted as an admission to the negative impact that porn has on children, and there really isn’t one (they’re inappropriate for people of a certain age, that’s without question, but it certainly screwed up children’s minds like religious and political cooks like to believe). But seriously, what a dumbass.

One of the biggest stars of “inappropriate entertainment” had the gall recently to state that video games have “a much bigger negative influence on kids” than pornographic material. At least he’s referring to violent games, but that’s still total b.s. Furthermore, parents should be concerned over the harmful effect of gaming, since it will supposedly screw up their minds. Ummm, hasn’t that been the same line that people have been saying about porn for decades now?

He even stated that “Studies have found that violent video games are a much bigger negative influence on kids,” which is especially laughable since the aforementioned morality crusaders love to pull out familiar meaningless stats; it has yet to be clinically proven that games do any harm to kids. Period.

Though my favorite part of the article from which this story stems from is the following, in which Jeremy states that the porn industry’s hands are clean, because it already does all that it can to protect the young ones: “Parents can block this stuff and need to stop blaming porn for a bad case of parenting… Parents should watch what their kids are doing online and take some responsibility. Don’t blame us. We have disclaimers, age notifications and software blockers. We are doing our bit.” Quite the mixed messages, huh? As well as ill informed; it’s clear that he’s unaware of the ESRB, which I suppose in his defense has not been as high profile as it could be, nor the enforcement of it’s rules as stringent as well.

All I can say is this reminds me of those who were figureheads and innovators of their respective fields back in the day and turned many heads during their prime, but now simply doesn’t get the landscape and choose to act like the very folks they were championing against in the first place. A bad analogy perhaps, since absolutely nothing is going to eliminate the want and need for porn, hence why Jeremy especially comes off like an idiot.

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