According to this sociologist, Macron’s slap was caused by video games

Inscribing itself as the flagship subject of the moment, the slap given to our Head of State continues to generate a lot of ink. How could such an act have happened? While everyone is guessing, an expert thinks he has found the answer to this question …

Blame it… on video games!

If you haven’t been following this slap story, we’ll give you a brief summary of the situation. This Tuesday, the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron was attacked while traveling in the Drôme. In a video, broadcast directly on social networks, and then authenticated by the Elysee Palace, it is possible to see the head of state being victim of a slap.

As you can imagine, the video in question went viral and quickly made the rounds of France. Following this, two men were apprehended by the police and taken into police custody. One of them is accused of “violence without incapacity on a person holding public authority”, while the other is suspected of having accompanied the man and filmed the scene.

After the shock of this condemnable act, many questions appeared on the front of the stage, trying to understand how the idea of ​​putting his hand on the President could have entered the minds of these two men. Some people think they have finally found the answer to all these questions, like by sociologist Erwan Lecoeur.

The return of an old debate

Beyond the political questions that this event may have raised, an expert named Erwan Lecoeur was invited to speak on BFMTV. He is a sociologist and political scientist with many hats, who would justify the coming of this slap by the staging of video games.

But where could this expert on issues related to populism and the far right have gone to get this idea? Quite simply in an old tune that aims to use the violence of video games as proof of unreasonable acts.

Numerous studies, such as the one published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Network, have already shown that there is absolutely no no association between playing violent video games and exacerbation of aggressive behavior. So no, gamers are not more violent people than others.

Remember that the investigation is still ongoing. The purpose of this is to better understand the motivations of the two accused. At this time, very little is known about the alleged assailant, other than that he is said to follow many influencers affiliated with the far-right and that he is passionate about chivalry. We therefore leave it to our sociologist-expert to draw the necessary conclusions …

If the controversies interest you, find our article on Benzema’s injury and Giroud’s double which ignited Internet users.

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