Gerry Harvey, the executiveÂ chairman of electronics retail chain Harvey Norman, says videogames âscrew upâ kidsâ minds, and that if he could ban âleisure computersâ, he would.
âI think one of the great tragedies with youth is that they spend so much time playing games and crap on computers and theyâre not outside,â said Harvey in an interview with Australiaâs Channel Ten Late News show. âYouâre not healthy and itâs a big problem in our society. If I could get rid of computers, all leisure computers for all of Australia I probably would. They can have them at school, but leisure time â no.â Â Â
âWeâre talking about kids playing games mostly online and wasting their life away basically playing games online because theyâre not getting any physical activity and their minds are screwed up on these games.â
Leisure Computers? Â What century is this man in?
Of course, he’s happily taking blood money for himself and his shareholders.
Let’s just be clear about this: Gerry tells you that you should bring your children up better, but he likes being a billionaire so much he’ll sell them all the crap you need to screw up their lives.
Here’s Gerry from about 9 months ago, spying on Harvey Norman staff in Australia.