Playing Battle Royale may get you drafted in South Korea
Nick Diamon, January 11, 2019
Conscientious objectors in South Korea may have their claims denied if they played “online shooter” games. About a dozen men are being investigated since the country’s courts declared in November that the government can no longer jail people that refuse to enter the military based on religious grounds. (Generally, all South Korean males between the ages of 18 and 35 must perform at least 21 months of military service.) The government can investigate objectors’ claims, and prosecutors told CNN that one of things they will look into is whether or not the young men played violent video games. The implication being that if you’re okay with shooting people online, then South Korean officials may not believe your anti-violence stance.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2019/01/11/playing-battle-royale-may-get-you-drafted-in-south-korea/