Mother Blames Yu-Gi-Oh for Son's Suicide
Time for a throwback to days of yore, when Dungeons & Dragons books, filled with demonic imagery, bare breasts and scary-sounding spells like "Tasha's Hideous Laughter", were accused of inciting teens to suicide. A mother has blamed the CCG Yu-Gi-Oh for her son's death.
The basics: Lorenzo Diaz, an 11-year-old who liked to play Yu-Gi-Oh, became upset when his dog tore up some trash. Apparently despondent that he had to clean up the garbage, Lorenzo told his brother that if he rolled a 6 on his Yu-Gi-Oh dice, he would kill himself.
Lorenzo rolled a 6.
Some time later, he was found hanging from a chain link fence, a blue dog leash wrapped around his neck. An apparent suicide. The boy's mother is adamant about the game playing a role in her son's death.
"It's like Dungeons and Dragons where a young kid gets so involved in a game it totally takes over their mind," Rosita Jackson said. "I believe that's what happened to my son. This game took over his mind."
I really don't know what to say about this. Wow. Just wow. Some people...