OT: Kobe in Call of Duty: Black Ops Commercial

I know this isn't Chiefs related, but it's sports related, and it could be Chiefs related if it were Matt Cassel, Dwayne Bowe, Jamaal Charles, or a host of other Chiefs players in the commercial.

On ESPN's Outside the Line's today, there was a debate about whether Kobe or any pro athlete should be a spokesperson for such a "violent" video game.




On the show, they even brought it a mortician who brings kids to a funeral home and uses that as a scare tactic to show them where gun violence leads.  I think that is a little much, especially since we are talking about a video game here.

I just find it absolutely mind boggling that this is even an issue.  It's a commercial about a video game that is rated MA, which is intended for adults, 17 and older.  It's only a few seconds of him holding a rifle and I guess that is the "controversial" aspect of it.  I just don't find it to be that big of a deal, and I don't see why they are making such a huge deal out of it. 

1.)  It's a video game.  It's fantasy.  If you can't separate the fantasy world of a video game and reality, then you my friend don't need to be a part of society. 

2.)  It's marketed to adults 17 and older.  If a child gets their hands on the game, then that is on the parents and it's their failure for allowing it.  I just don't see the problem with Kobe or any other athlete, including Chief players, endorsing a video game.

I guess it must be a slow sports day for ESPN.  It's a slow day around here too, so I figured this might generate some discussion while I try to get better at using this FanPost editor....Lol.

But, Chiefs fans, I would like to know, do you have a problem with the commercial?  Would you have a problem with any of the Chiefs players being part of a commercial like this?  Am I the only person out there that thinks this is a non-issue?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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