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Target and Kmart Stop Selling Grand Theft Auto V

Category: Gaming
Posted: 05:29AM

Target and Kmart have both decided to pull Grand Theft Auto V from store shelves in Australia, citing that the video game title poses a significant level of concern in regards to its included content. The decision comes shortly after Target received an online petition with over 41,000 signatures that called on the retailer to stop selling the game. The petition, created by a group of women who have experienced sexual violence and abuse, called out Grand Theft Auto V for portraying acts of violence against women as pure entertainment. It is worth noting that while the petition requested that Target stop selling the game, it was likely removed from Kmart as well due to both retail chains being owned by the same group, Wesfarmers.

While Grand Theft Auto V is being removed from Target store shelves in Australia, the retailer will continue to sell other R18+ rated content.

Source: CNET and Kotaku Australia

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slick2500 on December 4, 2014 04:37PM
Oh no a video game depicts violence, it's going to make everyone a woman beater........... Just like spoons make people fat, and flies cause garbage.
Waco on December 4, 2014 07:07PM
It's Australia, and neither chain is directly related to the US equivalent.

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