According to the BBC, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher (left) has suggested that violent video games may play a role in Britain’s wave of knife crimes.
Speaking at awards ceremony in London, Gallagher said:
[It’s a] pity scumbags are taking over our streets. In my day, status was trying to be somebody, do you know what I mean, not trying to kill somebody?
I was up in Liverpool for a week a couple of weeks ago and even on the news there [knife crime is] every single night. I don’t even know what [Conservative Leader David] Cameron or [Prime Minister] Gordon Brown are going to do about it…
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 [cannabis] and they come so desensitised to crime because they’re playing these video games, it’s really, really scary.