Noel Gallagher: 'Brutal TV and video games' to blame for riots

Noel Gallagher: ‘Brutal TV and video games’ to blame for riots

Published On August 14, 2011 | By David Wriglesworth | News

Former Oasis frontman, Noel Gallagher, has blamed “brutal TV and video games” for the riots that took place last week.

Speaking to Bang Showbiz after an estimated £270,000 worth of clothes was looted from his shop in Manchester, Noel Gallagher said:

I can’t understand where their energy for these riots is coming from. We live in this age of violence – and I don’t care what other people say: Brutal TV and brutal videogames are a reason for this pointless violence as well.”

Popular video game series, Grand Theft Auto, has already come under fire for ‘encouraging’ rioters.

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David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.