PlayStation is ‘poison’ to children, says Chavez

By Patrick Garratt
18 January 2010 13:27 GMT


Left wing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said that PlayStation is “poison” and leads children down the capitalist “road to hell”.

Chavez, speaking in his weekly radio-TV show “Alo Presidente,” called on Venezuelan companies to make “educational” toys and dolls with indigenous features to replace capitalistic products like Barbie that “have nothing to do with our culture.”

He’s already battered Nintendo for promoting “selfishness, individualism and violence,” and now turned sights on PlayStation.

“Those games they call ‘PlayStation’ are poison. Some games teach you to kill. They once put my face on a game, ‘you’ve got to find Chavez to kill him.'”

He added that any games that “bomb cities or just throw bombs,” are sold by capitalist countries to sow violence so they can “later sell weapons.”

They “promote the need for cigarettes, drugs and alcohol so they can sell them. That’s capitalism, the road to hell,” he said.

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