Target and Kmart have pulled video game Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) off shelves over controversy about the game’s depiction of violence against women.
The stores responded to a change.org petition that gained more than 44,000 signatures.
“It’s a game that encourages players to murder women for entertainment. The incentive is to commit sexual violence against women, then abuse or kill them to proceed or get ‘health’ points – and now Target are stocking it and promoting it for your Xmas stocking,” the petition said.
After Target pulled the game from stores, Kmart followed suit and issued a statement saying, “Following a significant review of all content in Grand Theft Auto Games Kmart has taken the decision to remove this product immediately… Kmart apologises for not being closer to the content of this game.”
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