Former Oasis front man and now solo artist Noel Gallagher says that video games and TV violence are to blame for the civil unrest in London.
"We live in this age of violence—and I don't care what other people say: Brutal TV and brutal videogames are a reason for this pointless violence as well," Gallagher is quoted as saying in Bang Showbiz. "The people are immune to violence, they are used to it. And if they get caught they aren't punished the right way. The prisons are already full? Then build new ones!"
Gallagher, now a solo artist, is the former singer-songwriter for UK band Oasis. This kind of talk from Gallagher is not an isolated incident; in 2008, he blamed video games for a UK knife crime.
It's always interesting to see how some artists have a dim view of other forms of art. If someone had suggested that music he had written was responsible for violence he would no doubt scoff at such a notion.