'Disgusting': Calls To Ban Video Game Allowing Users To Be Christchurch Gunman
A petition has been launched in a bid to get 'Jesus Strikes Back: Judgement Day' to be shut down immediately.
The twisted game, released in January, allows users to select real-life characters to kill, the characters include feminists, Jews, Hispanics, Muslims and members of the LGBTIQ community.
Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Vladimir Putin, Jesus Christ and now a new character, Brent T, who is a dead ringer of the man accused of carrying out the Christchurch mosque massacre, are all on the list.
The game is set in 2028. The aim is to 'free the people from the social media matrix and ultimately the grasp of the tyrannical Jew World Order and its supreme overlord.'
Targets include climate change activists, transgender people, and former US president Barack Obama.
In a statement, developers claimed the game is satire and makes "no comments whatsoever on political affairs, race, religion, sexuality, gender or real-world individuals or organisations at any time during gameplay."
But it has sparked outrage online with nearly 4,000 people signing a Change.org petition to get it banned immediately.
"The aim of this petition is to ban this game and stop the creators from spreading false messages about Christianity and the LGBTQ community," Kez Barber wrote.
"This is absolutely disgusting," one person said. "It’s 2019. Grow up."
"I don't understand people who think and see the world like this," said another.
"It must be such a sad existence, so afraid of 'different' that you feel the need to marginalize, hate, and threaten violence against others."
The game remains available to buy online at a cost of £12 -- 21 Aussie dollars.
At least three video games based on the chilling live-streamed footage of the Christchurch terrorist attack have emerged on social media since the March 15 attack that left 51 people dead.