I know this is so wrong, but I love this story! So, apparently, a father from Lakewood, Colorado, Mark Giles bought his 5-year-old son, Braydon, a refurbished Nintendo 3DS device from a nearby GameStop store for Christmas, but when Braydon started scrolling through the pictures that were left on the device Christmas morning, he noticed about nine X-rated images on it. Older brother Bryton stated, "Braydon said that he didn't take these pictures, and I see two people in bed. I told my dad that this has porn on it, and he got up and went right to the phone." Giles said that he called the GameStop store that sold him the Nintendo 3DS, and the manager told him that the images were probably left on there from the previous owner and were never erased before the device was resold. I know it's so wrong to expose kids to pornography at that age, but to some degree I find this incident hilarious for some reason. I know! There's something not right with me.
Anyway, the Texas-based GameStop said in a statement that they are reviewing the complaint, and that they have a rigorous quality control process in place to ensure that existing content is removed from all devices before they are resold. They went on to say in their statement that out of millions of transactions each year, ones like this rarely happen. The point is, GameStop, that it did happen and this poor kid now has a pornographic vision burned into his brain! GameStop has since given the Giles a new device and some games to make up for the mistake, but the disgusted dad said that he felt responsible as a parent and wants to make sure this can be avoided in the future. He said, "You can't unsee this. He's 5-years-old! Maybe when he's 18 or 20, maybe he won't know anything about it, but he's not going to forget about it tomorrow."
GameStop wasn't the only guilty party this holiday season! Apparently, so is Target! It turns out; a child's tablet device in California that was supposed to be a Christmas present was also loaded with pornography. Kanisha Morning said she found some X-rated images and videos on her 9-year-old's Zeki Android tablet, which she ordered online through Target.com. She said that the product arrived new and had the manufacturer's seal on it. Am I the only one who finds this funny? Maybe it's just funny to me because these were all supposed to be Christmas gifts, but have become horror stories. Anyway, Morning said that Target told her to return the device, but she wanted to speak publicly about it in the case that it happens again. She says, "Who knows how many times this has happened and no one said anything about it. Another one could be on its way to another kid." I'll tell you this, if an adult man receives a gift like that, it's like two gifts in one! It's a score! Unfortunately, kids are receiving these gifts and that's just not as cool!