This Pure Michigan Pokémon GO spoof has zero chill

by

comment

We are in the throes of Pokémania people, and it shows no signs of slowing down. The augmented reality game was the fastest game to top the App Store and Google Play, and according to reports, has been downloaded over 100 million times.   

For some, Pokémon GO is a new frontier of game playing, a way to connect two separate worlds and discover newfound connections to places and other people.



But for others, Pokémon GO is simply THE WORST. 

Sure, the game has some warranted critiques ranging from its data mining to reports that the geo-location settings favor white neighborhoods, though jabs that its players are unemployed, phone-addicted imbeciles seems a little unwarranted.  



Recently, Youtube user and apparent Pokémon GO hater John Kerfoot put together a short video highlighting the ills of Pokémon GO and set it to the backdrop of a Pure Michigan commercial.

Doing his best Tim Allen impression, the narrator describes Pokémon GO players as losers who have never left their parents' basement, going so far as to call them "the scariest creatures roaming the earth." 

Watch the whole vid for yourself, which inexplicably ends with a graphic description of a rape scenario.

Geez, dude. Who hurt you? 














We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.