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Seth Rogen on 'Preacher' violence: 'If you don't like that, then, guess what?'

Seth Rogen on 'Preacher' violence: 'If you don't like that, then, guess what?'

Entertainment
June 24 (UPI) -- Preacher executive producer Seth Rogen acknowledges his blood-soaked series, which routinely challenges the concepts of religion and faith, isn't for everyone. "I think there's so many shows on television now that, to us being different is a good thing. And if you don't like that, then, guess what? There's 100 million other shows that you have the opportunity to watch," Rogen said in a recent teleconference with reporters to promote Season 3 of the supernatural drama. "Our show kept getting protested, which was hilarious, because it's not an easy show to watch, even," he said. "You kind of have to go to AMC here and watch it when it airs, or use the AMC app, which not as many people use as one might hope. So, what we also found is people were seeking out the show to comp...
Met Police chief: Social media leads children to violence

Met Police chief: Social media leads children to violence

Technology
The UK's top police officer has blamed social media for normalising violence and leading more children to commit stabbings and murders.Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick told The Times social media sites "rev people up" and make street violence "more likely".Fatal stabbings in England and Wales are at their highest levels since 2011.Ms Dick announced a new task force of about 100 officers to tackle violent crime in London.Ms Dick says she believes social media "makes it harder for people to cool down", adding: "I'm sure it does rev people up.""There's definitely something about the impact of social media in terms of people being able to go from slightly angry with each other to 'fight' very quickly," she said.A trivial disagreement could escalate into violence "within minutes", Ms Dick ...
Trump mocked for linking games to violence

Trump mocked for linking games to violence

Technology
"Video game violence and glorification must be stopped - it is creating monsters!" Six years after Donald Trump tweeted his views on video game violence, it seems he is looking to take action.In a White House briefing following the Florida school shooting, when press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about the president's policy on gun control she said Donald Trump will "be meeting with members of the video game industry to see what they can do on that front".Ms Sanders response has been widely discussed on social media, with some criticising the president for pointing the finger at fictional guns, rather than actual firearms.You may also like:Some people wondered if they had inadvertently stumbled into the past, as the relationship between video games and violent behaviour has long been d...
Thousands flee as Syria violence intensifies

Thousands flee as Syria violence intensifies

World
The Syrian government's fresh assault on the last rebel stronghold in the country has sparked another mass movement of people, with tens of thousands fleeing the fighting. Turkish troops were spotted early on Tuesday morning moving into positions along the Syrian border as fears mounted about an humanitarian catastrophe.Turkish politicians have been warning about the possibility of a "mass migration" for days as violence intensifies across their southeastern border.Bashar al Assad's fighters have moved into the south of Idlib Province on a ground offensive for the first time in nearly three years, and this - coupled with more airstrikes - has prompted another wave of people to flee further into the overly crowded Idlib City and beyond.Image:Flimsy tents are pitched in soggy mud o...
Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceOne person has died and 19 others were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally in the US state of Virginia, police say.Earlier, street brawls erupted between white nationalists planning to attend the march and counter-protesters.The mayor of Charlottesville, where the now-cancelled rally was taking place, said he was "heartbroken" at the death. President Donald Trump has condemned the violence, and local officials have declared a state of emergency.The "Unite the Right" march was called to protest against plans to remove a statue of a general who had fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the US Civil War. In addition to those injured in the car incident, the Charlottesville Police Department said 15 were inj...