The government of Iraq has voted to ban the popular battle games Fortnite and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds because of their negative influence on the population.
According to Reuters, the ban was put into place “due to the negative effects caused by some electronic games on the health, culture, and security of Iraqi society, including societal and moral threats to children and youth.”
The Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose majority political coalition in Iraq’s parliament decried “Fortnite” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” or PUBG, as addictive and negative influences on the youth in a letter calling for the ban of such games.
“What will you gain if you killed one or two people in PUBG?” Sadr wrote in a statement obtained by Reuters. “It is not a game for intelligence or a military game that provides you with the correct way to fight.”
Well, I guess everything is fine in Iraq now. The rampant corruption, sectarian violence, and crippling unemployment are just minor problems that will solve themselves now that evil video games are banned.