Ron Jeremy says violent video games 'worse' than porn


Violent video games have "a much bigger negative influence on kids" than pornography, a leading porn star has claimed.

He said parents should be more worried about the harmful effects of such games.

Mr Jeremy's comments were made at a session called the Great Porn Debate during the Consumer Electronics Show, CES, in Las Vegas.

His comments angered gamers, who accused him of "ignorance".

Mr Jeremy's appearance at CES in Las Vegas caused some raised eyebrows.

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I was being facetious.

But let me get more serious. The NRA does not get away with that argument, in my opinion. Maybe among the conservative gun nuts, they do. But who's counting them. Not you or I, am sure. As someone who owns several guns, I can tell you that in all my experiences, readings, training courses for conceal and carry, et cetera, is that a lot of firearm violence committed would not have happened if no gun were involved. In other words, if other weapons were available in lieu of a firearm, the liklihood of that weapon being used would be much less. It is the very reason why I choose not to carry my Gloc despite having a permit to do so. The very fact that I have it on me changes everything and it is more likely that I would get shot because of it, rather than it saving my life.

In sum, to say that people would just find some other way to kill is false, IMO.

And blaming pronography for a psychopath's predilection for mixing sex with murder needs some sort of evidence beyond those same killer's words. Human beings are sexual animals and there is an established correlation between sex and violence, testosterone being a driving hormone for both. I won't argue that pornography has no affect on these people, but to blame it in any significant degree would take more evidence for me to seriously consider.

Now, it may seem that I argued both sides of a similar point there....and maybe I did. But the difference I see is that psychopaths without empathy are just as likely to kill with or without porn as an aid or cause. Most firearm violence is not committed by psychopaths.
Doesn't explain the mass murders before media. Like Genghis Kahn, Caligula, etc.
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I'll also bet they ate breakfast every day. The real problem is that by allowing them breakfast they have to much energy the rest of the day and that results in their being more violent and doing more violent things. If they weren't allowed to eat breakfast, then as we all know, they would not have the energy or motivation to do bad things.

It has been shown that eating breakfast makes you more energetic, why even the government feeds children breakfast in school to keep them going better. Without breakfast the criminals would not be so bad.

So, we must eliminate breakfast!!
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Wheaties. The silent killer.

or

Rice Krispies. The noisy killer.
You know that Raisin Bran is the real culprit.
It's those 2 cups of raisins, it's just too much.
Two scoops = murder weapons.
The opinions of a respected scientist like Ron Jeremy should be given serious weight. Oh. You mean the other Ron Jeremy? Nevermind.
I love how video games are the target and not violent movies. I'm sure this has nothing to do with the fact that movies are more mainstream and have more powerful lobbies.
I think it also has to do with the fact that in a video game you are actually killing. You sit down in front of your television, press the button, and feel like a bad ass when you get that head shot. Where as a movie you are just an observer, you aren't causing the mayhem you are just witnessing it.
Actually, a video game does not come close to the experience of killing. I've done both, and the video game is just that, a game.
If violent video games really had a significant impact on violent crimes, you'd think we'd see some conclusive studies on it by now. Exposure to real violence can be quite damaging to a normal person and there is plenty of study bearing that out. However, if there is a body of evidence contained in reputable studies making a positive correlation between violence in movies or video games, I have never come across it.

But you are right, it is interesting how when some kid shoots up his school, that parents seize upon the fact that the kid liked to play violent video games. The fact that most young males engage in this activity without shooting up their schools seems to escape them. I guess it makes them feel better, having something to blame and make sense of it all for them.

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