Jack Thompson: GTA 5 Players Are “Killing Real People”


Jack Thompson has been relatively quiet since the last time a Grand Theft Auto game released. Known as the ultimate antagonist of those who support violence and sex in video games, Thompson has re-emerged following Rockstar Games' latest release, Grand Theft Auto V.

In a series of e-mails exchanged between GameZone writer Lance Liebl and Jack Thompson, Thompson took it as an opportunity to attack gamers who enjoy "violent" video games such as GTA. He said.

Enjoy killing people. And you aren't killing virtual people. You are killing real people. You are an apologist for an industry that knowingly trains people how to kill and to want to kill. Blood is on your hands. Losing a law license is a very small price to pay in order to stand against this evil. I would be delighted to lose it again, because assholes like you, who don't care about anything other than their own fun, spit in the face not just of innocent people but in the face of God. You are presently spiritually dead. If you awaken, great. Until then, I have work to do so stop bothering me, you idiot.

Thompson was disbarred from practicing law in July 2008 for breaking a variety of rules, one of which was his unrestrained conduct. Judging by his exchange with Liebl, he hasn't changed much in the past five years.