Does Kobe Deserve the ‘Call of Duty’ Backlash?

By Michael Musco 

First off, let’s leave Kobe Bryant alone. Now, the Black Mamba’s getting so much crap for his role in TBWA\Chiat\Day’s spot for the new Call of Duty: Black Ops video game, which rocks–both the game and the spot, that is. People are forgetting one very important element. It’s only a GAME and Kobe doesn’t merit being called “a damned fool.”

Basically, everyone is having a huge fit over these types of videogames ,which allegedly are a bad influence on children and teaches them that violence is OK. Adults, please try and calm down. Your children aren’t stupid. They understand you can’t go around shooting people in real life. Give them a little more credit-but that’s the whole point, “It isn’t real life.”

It’s many a young lad’s dream to play soldier and right now the whole world is having fun playing because that’s all it is, PLAYING. I know Kobe is supposed to be a good role model to children and all that but he’s only human and the tagline for the game is a very insightful truth, “There’s a soldier in all of us.” What do you think? Does Kobe deserve all the criticism? Here’s the spot one more time below for you to view and decide.