Meet @MomsAgainstGam, a noble crusader in the fight to keep our children away from the menace that is video gaming. With powerful tweets like “disease and poverty are a direct result of Gaming”, @MomsAgainstGam is helping expose the painful truth that video games must be stopped.
Well, not really. This is a parody account, masterfully constructed by people from the surreal world of weird Twitter. And with that framing in mind, some of their tweets are straight-up hilarious.
For those who say video games are harmless, or cause no damage to society, i offer you this study from Harvard. pic.twitter.com/DNsKuH9uoU— Moms Against Gaming (@MomsAgainstGam) June 28, 2014
Some have asked 'Is there such thing as a good video game?' Thats like asking if theres a good form of murder. The answer is no. – The Moms— Moms Against Gaming (@MomsAgainstGam) June 28, 2014
A father sent this to us. He remembered this from the violent NES game Bionic Commando. pic.twitter.com/tZaWfHcll3— Moms Against Gaming (@MomsAgainstGam) June 29, 2014
Q. At what age should you have the talk about gaming? A. A game-free lifestyle should be established at infancy. - The Moms— Moms Against Gaming (@MomsAgainstGam) June 30, 2014
Q. Should we blame Video games, or bad Parenting for violent crime? A. Letting your child play video games IS bad Parenting. - The Moms— Moms Against Gaming (@MomsAgainstGam) June 30, 2014
Ask your father about this. He knows. – The Moms pic.twitter.com/kFvd4AbpTQ— Moms Against Gaming (@MomsAgainstGam) June 30, 2014
Support President Obama's bill mandating strong Background Checks for violent video games. Retweet for Awareness— Moms Against Gaming (@MomsAgainstGam) June 28, 2014
Bae: Wanna come over? Me: Have you given up your violent video gaming? Bae: No Me: sorry, but i can't i have to study.— Moms Against Gaming (@MomsAgainstGam) June 28, 2014
Some of the responses — from people who get it — are amazing too.
And then, of course, there are the people who think @MomsAgainstGam is a serious account, and respond with lovely messages like “get cancer.”
Ironically, one of @MomsAgainstGam’s messages is that video games make people nasty, so these people’s vitriolic responses are proving the very fake point that this parody account is making. Man.
Sorry for retweeting the filth that gamers say. Use their actions as a warning for your children. That is what they become. – The Moms— Moms Against Gaming (@MomsAgainstGam) June 29, 2014