I am appalled at this story. The “game” involves
“Players begin the game by stalking a mother on a subway station before violently raping her. They then move on to attack her two daughters described as virgin schoolgirls. ”
Once exposed Amazon have beaten a hasty retreat with this :
“Amazon spokeswoman Patty Smith said: “We’ve removed this title from our site. We determined that we did not want to be selling this particular item.”
Patty has to apologise quite frequently for Amazon wanting to make money despite offensive behaviour by Amazon.
Banning sales of the Koran? Click here.
Infringing patents? Click here.
Exploiting UK workers? Click here.
Fiddling the accounts? Click here.
I could google on. What’s pretty clear is that Amazon’s corporate culture, is one of make money first, ask questions second.
I think it is very sad that Patty Smith just keeps on apologising rather than tackling the corporate culture. I do not want anybody sacked, but I do want Amazon to be open about what happened. I want to know which “executives” bought this game. I want to know how many “executives” played this game and thought it was “fun” I want to know their names. I want to see the notes on who they thought their market was? How much money they projected making. All these seedy, sleazy men and women who work for Amazon and thought making some money out of rape was mighty fine by them.
I want to know the names of all the contaminated people, not one of whom had the conscience to whistle blow.
Then let’s publish the names on the internet they make their living from, so their friends, neighbours and colleagues know these are the people who think rape is a nice fantasy, and “just a bit of fun”.
If one of them goes out and rapes a woman having been allowed by Amazon to consider rape is something that is just a game to make money out of; up will pop Patty Smith, Director of Corporate Affairs claiming this is just an “isolated” lapse.
In one of those you could not make it up coincidences Amazon sell a film called “The Shame of Patty Smith” and it is about gang rape.