Jack Thompson reaches out to Take Two exec's mother

By rockstarrem | 5th May 2008 at 01:06 GMT in General | 32 Comments

How far will Jack Thompson go? He has surprised us before with some of the most ridiculous arguments and court cases, but this is something I have never expected. Jack Thompson has sent a letter to Strauss Zelnick (Take Two's executive) mother with some pretty harsh wording.

The pornography and violence that your son trafficks in is the kind of stuff that most mothers would be ashamed to see their son putting into the hands of other mothers’ children, but, hey, your son Strauss has recently assured the world that he is "a Boy Scout, everybody knows that." I’d love to see the merit badges that Scout Troop handed out. Is there a Ted Bundy merit badge? If so, your loving son deserves one now. It should be red and green, for obvious reasons.

This is just one insulting paragraph out of the whole letter. Sadly, there are a lot more. Jack even references the Bible.

Shame on Jack for making such an idiotic move. The funniest part is is that it will do absolutely nothing. Read it here.

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MrLlamaLlama 5th May, 2008 @ 01:16 - Permalink

Love the way he refuses to believe that stores are selling the game legally, and only to adults. Also, and no age verification online? Hmm... how about... needing to be 18 to own a credit card anyways?

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Kitsune Inferno 5th May, 2008 @ 01:41 - Permalink

I think I've seen this on Wikipedia a few days ago. Oh, well. He's still a fucking moron that will die of old age in 15 years.

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Huckleberry Pie 5th May, 2008 @ 01:44 - Permalink
Love the way he refuses to believe that stores are selling the game legally, and only to adults. Also, and no age verification online? Hmm... how about... needing to be 18 to own a credit card anyways?

Agreed. That's why there are rating systems, Mr. Thompson... The problem with Jack is that he is more on throwing rawther harsh words on people than giving proper and sound advice... I hope this guy would shut up and do something more productive than ruining some person's day...

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NotYouHaha 5th May, 2008 @ 02:23 - Permalink

Just because he isn't allowed to annoy Rockstar & Take Two about GTA being violent & blah,blah,blah, he now goes to the T2's executive's mother?

JT is seriously an asshole.----- and that was an understatement. :)

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fatalgamer 5th May, 2008 @ 05:27 - Permalink

Man he is stupid! It doesn't even make any since to do that. Such childish antics to tells someone's mother that they are upsetting him. Poor lady probably doesn't even know what is going on, just out of no where starts getting these harassing letters from some creepy stranger. She should not be getting harassed by sad lonely pathetic excuse for a human being such as Jack Thompson. Shame on you Jack "Boy Scout" Thompson.

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WRX22B1998 5th May, 2008 @ 07:28 - Permalink

wahhh im telling your mummy!! :lolbounce:

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Rowie235 5th May, 2008 @ 08:07 - Permalink

MY GOD! WTF is this guy's problem? I hate him! I have ever since his shit about GTA III. He really needs to do some reseach. How many gamers actually do the things he says we do, or take it as the right thing to do? Who here EVER feels it necessary to kill a prostitue afterwards? For that matter, who EVER uses the prostitues at all? Jack is a complete pussy!

(Does anyone watch Stargate here? JT is another Senator Kinsey.)

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Red_91 5th May, 2008 @ 08:40 - Permalink

I think he has taking this a tad too far, sending letters to family members of the Chief Exec is wrong, if I were Zelnick I would sue JT for sending provocative letters. This guy will never give up but I dont think he will do anything major to stop the game selling.

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TM™ 5th May, 2008 @ 10:29 - Permalink

JT needs to know that Strauss Zelnick is old enough to do this stuff, and telling his mother can't do anything. So in conclusion:


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Deji 5th May, 2008 @ 10:32 - Permalink

He's proving how much of a d*ckhead he is.... End of story <_<

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Bulletproofboy 5th May, 2008 @ 10:38 - Permalink

Jack Thompson is a retard.

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GiiBz 5th May, 2008 @ 10:49 - Permalink

Dear Jack Thompson,

I am writing to inform you to GO THE FUCK AWAY, AND STOP PISSING OFF THE ENTIRE WORLD. Thank you for your time, even though you appear to have plenty of it.



The World

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kobe_inr 5th May, 2008 @ 11:09 - Permalink

wat a loseerrr. maaa the meatloaf fuuukkk!!!!!!!!!

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coffin dealer 5th May, 2008 @ 11:39 - Permalink

After I read the first 2 lines of his piece of shit letter,I didn' t bother reading any further because this letter is full of crap.I understand that Jackie-boy is an old school man and all but c' mon man.he needs to take his shit somewhere else.

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Connor 5th May, 2008 @ 12:01 - Permalink

Wow, if he sent that to my mom, he'd get fucking owned. I'm sure he will be getting owned for sending that anyway.

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azn 5th May, 2008 @ 12:08 - Permalink

Does he even know what he's saying or what he wants to get to?

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Gycu 5th May, 2008 @ 13:43 - Permalink

Jack Tompson is a motherfucker, literally.

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Ivan 5th May, 2008 @ 13:50 - Permalink

JT should really find another hobby.

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TheGunslinger 5th May, 2008 @ 14:11 - Permalink

Ha ha, he must be so desperate, this the lamest thing he has ever done. One foot in the mental home if you ask me.

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coffin dealer 5th May, 2008 @ 14:39 - Permalink
Ha ha, he must be so desperate, this the lamest thing he has ever done. One foot in the mental home if you ask me.

mental home is where Jack Thompson belongs,he got serious issues,every time somebody gets killed he blames it on either rap or video games

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Angry Gorilla 5th May, 2008 @ 16:00 - Permalink

He's a role model for all the losers in life.

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coffin dealer 5th May, 2008 @ 16:09 - Permalink

haha yeah,well said

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Garrison64 5th May, 2008 @ 16:31 - Permalink

The big problem with the opponents of the game is that they take everything out of context of the game world and try to compare it to the real world. Sorry but that just doesn't fly. In the GTA gameworld the cops are every bit as bad and over the top as the bad guys. How many times do you see a cop in the game go over and jerk someone out of their car and shoot them dead on the spot? I see it a lot. It often happens just because the person bumped their car into the cop's car. If that kind of crap was happening in the real world you'd see a lot of people shooting cops. There's really nothing realistic about the cop/badguy interaction in the game except that when you do certain bad things it triggers the police to come get you. But you can run a red light or go way over the speed limit in the game and all the cops totally ignore you.

The conservative fanatics get all worked up over it but there's nothing real about how the gameworld of GTA works. It looks realistic but it doesn't behave realistically. And that's because it's just a game. A game for adults that of course will end up in kid's hands just like their Dad's Playboy collection. That happens because some parents just don't give a crap about what their kids are exposed to. Blame it on the parents if the kids get hold of it not Rockstar for making an adult oriented game. It does have the rating on it plain as day so if the kids are getting it that's their parent's fault.

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claude-5 5th May, 2008 @ 17:21 - Permalink

holy sh*t that faggot really needs a life

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JustADummy 5th May, 2008 @ 18:01 - Permalink

GTA sold to children...? :mellow:

JT is an asshole.

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Bulletproofboy 5th May, 2008 @ 18:03 - Permalink

this is almost as worse when JT caught best buy selling GTA Vice City to a 7 year old

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LDoubleU 6th May, 2008 @ 00:09 - Permalink

let me get this right people...

mr i am so fucking great jack thompson is critiscing (once again) take two for what they are doing woth the whole GTA franchise... they are protraying essentailly crimianl activities and gloryfying them...

well irony is so funny, he doesnt realise that by doing this sending letters to the cheif execs mum is actually a crime in itself, he could very well be sued and mabe taken to prison on the grounds of harassment. i am sure that mrs Zelnick has had nothing to do with the production of any of the GTA games, and it is not her fault that he son happens to be the cheif exec of the developer that makes them, what next? he's gunna write to mrs houser? yeah i can see sam and dan houser taking kindly to that!

there ios only one way to describe mr. thompson and that is a douchebag...

if by some miracle you read this jackie boy i want you to know that it is not GTA that turns people into raving killers, it is the minds of the peole i have played this game for years but i realise that it is exactly that a fucking game, so why dont you get off your fucking horse bend over and take it's 10 inch dick in your ass, coz well lest face it after this performance of harassment and shit, you aint getting any other action are you?

maybe you would i f you took the time out to get some hobbies leave your parents and basement and meet some people, you do know what they look like right?

so i think that concludes, or do i need to say all of this crap to your face? coz well, i will, happily mr. thompson, oh and you may want a towel coz i have spit cintrol problem, when i meet retards like you i dunno it kinda just spills out onto their face, must be a natural reaction...

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Rablo 7th May, 2008 @ 22:21 - Permalink

don´t this asshole get tired of doing the most ridiculous things on earth beside bush? he most get help for real

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Deji 7th May, 2008 @ 23:00 - Permalink
Dear Jack Thompsons Mother,

I am writing to you to explain how much of a selfish, stupid asshole you have raised. Jack Thompson not only blames games for the violence of today, but also refuses to listen to anyone else or even care about what anyone else thinks or believes.

This is a man who can call an 18 year old an un-inportant number on live radio. A man who won't let anyone else speak and sends letters to Take2's executives mother who has nothing to do with what he is against. He is willingly ruining his own life and everyone else around him. This man deserves to be behind bars mearly for the fact he is not only annoying but is corruptand rude.

I also want to take the time to tell you that you must give him some attention as he's merely an attention seeker and needs a new hobby. Perhaps you could play some games with him or just talk to him? Explain how the world doesn't evolve around Jack and he's not really effecting anything at all. Maybe you can teach him to raise his own son better as he is willing to record his son buying a game that is well over his age just to make a ridiculous point. He is just proving that he is like all other parents who don't watch what there kids are doing properly. Except, he watches them and still lets them bag 18+ rated games.

Take him out of our lives before we end up taking him out of his. He blames videogames for violence yet he hasn't given a proper reason why and he makes me more angry than anything else. What happens when Jack doesn't win? He has prooved he will go to any effort to stop videogames so i'd hate to see what happens when he notices he can't win!

Thank you for your patience.

Yours Sincerely Deji

:D Perfect. spent ages on that. Now just to get his mothers address... lol

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Urbanoutlaw 9th May, 2008 @ 16:10 - Permalink

Jack(ass) Thompson really thinks writing a letter to Zelnik's mother is going to stop TT from making GTA?

Wow, what a dildo.

Can you say harassment lawsuit?

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JustADummy 13th May, 2008 @ 20:36 - Permalink

A letter from me to J(A)T:

Dear Jack Thompson,

I would like to inform you that you act like an ass to Take 2 Interactive. Why do you do this? GTA isn't sold to children or something, just leave us alone, cunt! Assfuck!

And your mother needs to read this:

Dear JT's Mother,

Your son is a cunt. He acts like a 7 year old child, trying to ban all the GTA (Grand Theft Auto) games, which are violent, yes, but not solt to children like your assfuck motherfucker son says.

Please teach him a lessom


(my name)

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Huckleberry Pie 14th May, 2008 @ 09:35 - Permalink

Well, I could have written a better and more *dignified* letter to JT, rather than telling him that he's a ---- and wind up with him replying to me regarding my statement to him...