Short answer. No, its not. Longer short answer. No, its not, but that does not lead to 'and thus it shouldn't exist". And that's not even me taking anything to do with the game in question into account. Anything, taken out of context, is not necessary. Key to point out I am saying 'not necessary' not "inappropriate'. Name me any element in any piece of media in existance, and I am sure there is some example out there of it being used without any context, the wrong context, a distinct anti-context, yada.
Rap music doesn't need explicit language to be good, but then Eminem's does, so...insert famous song lyric there. Horror movies don't need nudity to be scary..but what even is exploitative about them without it? I don't need shaky cam in my summer pop-corn movies..but it certainly helped sell the Blair witch project.
Is it ok for people to be upset about the violence in that trailer? Sure. Should they be allowed to rip the game's developers for including it, and hold and express the opinion its unneeded, crass or just shock for shock sake? Utterly in bad-taste? Absolutely. Should they be allowed to have a single bit of imput on what the creators of the game choose to produce? Nope, no one should, without obvious reasonable 'lets not really kill animals in movies' and etc kinda's stuff.
Is there a line? Yes. Is it anywhere near where some people wanna draw it? (not speaking about anyone in this thread) No, and it never should be.
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