While talking to British music magazine NME about knife violence in the UK, Oasis lead guitarist Noel Gallagher suggests that video games are helping corrupt our youth.
When asked about the role of video games in rising violence, Gallagher was quoted as saying –
“People say it’s through violent video games and I guess that’s got something to do with it. If kids are sitting up all night smoking super skunk and they become so desensitized to crime because they’re playing these video games, it’s really, really scary.”
I’m disappointed that Gallagher feels the way he does, and not just because Wonderwall is an amazing song. It wasn’t that long ago that politicians and the media claimed that rock ‘n roll music was corrupting our youth. Video games are simply another scapegoat, just like rock ‘n roll and comic books, so I would hope that Gallagher would consider that before jumping on the bandwagon.