28 Nov
  • By Kelly Master
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Open Letter to Sony Playstation, XBox & RockStar Games

I am writing in regards to your game, Grand Theft Auto that generates millions if not billions in sales for your company? I came across the following article and am deeply disturbed by the content.  http://www.businessinsider.com/grand-theft-auto-features-first-person-sex-with-prostitutes-2014-11 As you know, the game boasts an interactive feature which allows the user to determine the method of brutal rape and murder of a prostitute, and in return, the user can earn his/her money back from the transaction. Grand Theft Auto’s glorification of rape and murder is astounding and beckons outrage from the public. Reducing a woman to a label of “prostitute” and promoting her demise, as if her life is meaningless, is disgraceful and incomprehensible.

I understand those opposing my words will cling to “freedom of speech” and “parental responsibility,” but quite honestly that’s a scapegoat response. Our sons and daughters deserve better from you. Your customers most certainly deserve a better product from you. It astounds me that your company would not use its platform to cultivate positive cultural change, and instead has encouraged and glorified the brutal rape of women.

Do you understand prostitution? Do you comprehend the pain and hell victims endure on a daily basis? I run an organization, forDignity,  that stands up for the sexually exploited and educates the community on sex trafficking. Most victims of prostitution are forced to sell their bodies. Traffickers often beat, threaten and drug their victims. Why don’t you stop promoting their death and start promoting ways to help them? I would be happy to speak with you, answer any questions and provide you tangible ways to make a difference. I implore you to see the bigger picture.

Little girls don’t grow up with dreams of being raped or selling their bodies – they don’t. Circumstances in life have railroaded them and find themselves on the street in survival mode. The average age of a prostituted victim in America is 13-14 years old, and 100,000-300,000 underage kids are at risk every year. Victims are raped 10-30 times a night, branded, beat, isolated and threatened. They live in constant fear and suffer silently. Both you and I have an opportunity to be their voice, yet you’ve marked prostituted women everywhere with a bulls-eye on their back. Surely Grand Theft Auto could be an exciting game without promoting rape and murder of innocent women – don’t you think?

Each one of us determines our legacy through our choices. Don’t reduce the legacy of your company as one who sold out a generation of women for money. You have the power to influence significant change and create a platform to help hundreds of thousands of victims.  Will you use it?

Kelly Master
Director, forDignity

Join #call2action https://www.facebook.com/events/556991927709980/ and post this blog or your own comments on Sony, XBox, and RockStar Games social media sites

Sony PlayStation: FB: https://www.facebook.com/SonyPlaystation  / Twitter: @playstation

website: http://www.playstation.com/en-us/

Xbox FB: https://www.facebook.com/xbox – Xbox Twitter: @xbox – website: www.xbox.com

Rockstar Games: FB: https://www.facebook.com/rockstargames  / Twitter: @rockstargames

website: http://www.rockstargames.com



Kelly Master
Kelly Master is a dynamic, tenacious leader who is fiercely committed to the call of Christ on her life. She is an energetic, passionate speaker who draws upon healing from past addictions, abuse, and shattered dreams to elevate and inspire others. She is Founder and Director of forDignity, and she is a sought out speaker who has a beautiful gift of translating life’ trials into opportunities of hope. She offers a fresh, relevant message to both believers and non-believers around the world. When Kelly is not speaking or advocating on behalf of others, she can be found serving at her local church or traveling with her family.

Kelly, I was hoping you had a way for us to help sign this letter, but I don’t see where we can! Can you add my name on it as well as a signer??

Delores Day
Executive Director
Restore Innocence Ranch

Hi Delores: I sure will and trying to figure out a way to get a petition going. I do know that social media a great tool to get their attention. I am trying to get hold of the media as well. Thanks and hope all is well.


Well said, Kelly! I was outraged when I first learned about the game. I cannot fathom a parent out there who would knowingly want their child exposed to such a vile and violent game. I pray people will take heed and be very careful about what they purchase for their children and grandchildren.

Thanks Susan. I am simply blown away by the irresponsible companies that promote rape and murder yet wipe their hands clean.

I can tell you that early on in this games run. My boyfriend was working at Wal-Mart & when middle aged & older adults came in looing for the game that didn’t really appear to be the gamer type he used to ask them who it was for. If the answer was anyone other than self he would describe what was in the game including the prostitution aspect of it. He figures he cost them hundreds in sales as parents & grandparents decided not to buy it once they learned what was in it. He is a gamer & refused to by it or any of the games that have that kind of crap in them.

That is really nice to hear. Give him a high five from me!

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