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Killzone 2 ads scare Canadians; pulled

Submitted by on Sunday, 15 March 2009No Comment

killzone_ad_01If you’ve been playing Killzone 2 as much as we have, you’ve probably already become desensitised to the harsh realities of war and other such horrors of interstellar conflict.

Be thankful that you’re not in Cananda however where life is seemingly worse and people are running scared of the threatening visage of Visari and his lackeys.

Receiving multiple complaints from concerned parents and teachers commenting on the leering threat of the Helghast peering out at them from bus shelters, Sony have officially pulled 300 ads.

The first complaint came from Grade 4/5 teacher Davis Mirza who claimed:

“My kids, who come from a lot of different countries, who have to experience violence, who basically come here to seek shelter and safety, that’s the stuff they don’t need to see,” said Mirza, noting the game’s iconic “menacing head with glowing eyes”.

There was also some complaints that the imagery depicted in the ads shared too many similarities with the current Iraq war. We’ve seen a lot of footage from the ongoing conflict in the Middle East region and the second we see Iraqi snipers appear out of nowhere with glowing red eyes, we’re clearing out the old bomb shelter.

SCE Canada representative Kyle Moffatt has confirmed that Sony have taken down any ads in close proximity to schools and assures us that, in future, a “no-fly zone” will be issued around such places where children congregate and no advertisements of this type will be the cause of civil havoc again.