Actor Rob Lowe says violent FPS games are to blame for real-world violence
I like Rob Lowe. I enjoy his work on NBC’s wonderful comedy Parks & Recreation. But recent comments he made to Piers Morgan on CNN baffle me.
He’s always seemed like a good guy despite various issues he’s had that have been well documented in the past. He can take a joke and often pokes fun at himself in his work. But he says violent video games, specifically FPS games for some real-world violence.
You can watch the video of him speaking about violence in games on Piers Morgan below.
At one point in the video Lowe says:
“The first shooter video game stuff which – look, admittedly, I missed that generationally, so it’s not a thing for me. I’ve never played them, I don’t really get it. My kids do. And I just think kids growing up, blowing people away, blood, pulp, everywhere, and then turning it off and going to have a sandwich … I don’t think that that is good.”
I applaud him admitting that he isn’t well versed in the area of video games. But I don’t agree with him saying they have anything to do with people’s outbursts of violence in the real-world.