Australia Bans Grand Theft Auto
Apparently, overreacting and inconsistent moral standards are not things unique to America. Australia’s Office of Film and Literature Classification has just outlawed the sale of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas because a code downloaded from the Internet can unlock explicit sex scenes in the game.
As we have previously written, it’s hard to imagine that a sex scene, no matter how explicit, would somehow make this already ultra-adult game any more adult or offensive. To reiterate, this is a game where you kill cops, engage in gang warfare, pimp prostitutes, carry out hits and generally perform the vilest acts of violence imaginable. You can set people on fire with a flame thrower and watch the burn and hear their screams, for goodness sakes!
I’m not one to tell another nation how to run their country. So I’ll just say that I’m glad to know that we in America may have overreacted to this issue, but at least we didn’t take the unforgivable action of censorship.