@ZorokiHanuke said in Can we not cut out anymore story scenes and stop it with censorship in general.:
@Lady-Azuryth Your heart is in the right place. Everyone should be fighting against human trafficking and pedophilia. But I don't think this is the right place for it. Heck, I even think that saying this about this game is insulting the Japanese who are playing the JP version since, if they are playing that and not protesting it, does that make them pedophiles? Are they using PSO2 as a gateway for perverted and criminal thoughts? Are we going to accuse them of that? They are as human as us despite different cultures. The difference it seems is that they know where to draw the line between fiction and reality, since they don't need a censor that apparently the west desperately needs.
I posted a study from a research group a bunch of pages back. If I find it I'll re-link it. It showed that there was no definite proof that fictional drawings/paintings/video games depicting fictional acts with minors encouraged real life acts. So the "gateway" idea, as logical as it may sound, hasn't even been proven. The censors in this game were more about culture and morals. In Japanese anime, sexual stuff is usually made mostly for comedic value, while the west, due to Christianity and similar religions, see sex and nudity in a different way. So censoring has more to do with Christian culture and the morals it has etched on the west, than any criminal act prevention. At least this is my opinion, as best as I can express it right now.
So what is the right place, to me, to fight against the criminal acts you speak about? In your home with your kids. At school with other kids and their parents. How? Showing them affection. Letting them know they are valued and important. Teaching them how to stay safe instead of letting TV and the Internet to do the job for you. Because many cases of abuse come from kids who believe they are being neglected by their parents and peers, and they don't know how to handle themselves online, which ends of in them being convinced by criminals who appear to give them what they feel their parents are not giving them. So teaching, loving and protecting real life kids is, to me, the real battleground anyone seeking to fight against human trafficking and pedophilia should go to.
Don't you know that every Japanese person and fan that likes playing these characters are CLEARLY pedophiles?! /s These people don't care with their dumbass blanket as fuck statements lmao.