Outrage over game urging Haitian, Cuban killing: It took an awful long time for “outrage” to develop here. GTA: Vice City has been out for about a year now.
Miami’s Haitian and Cuban communities are up in arms over a top-selling computer game that exhorts players to “kill the Haitians” and “kill the Cubans.”
Haitian and Cuban representatives said on Tuesday “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” incited hate crimes and they were considering taking action, whether legal or in the form of a boycott, against creators Rockstar Games and its retailers.
File this alongside the lawsuit over sniper shootings incited by the same game. (And before you email me, yes, they were “incited” by the game. I’m not saying it’s the game’s fault, but the kids said they were imitating the game, therefore “incited” is the right word. Whether or not the game’s makers are responsible is the question.)