So, hey! Did you hear about that couple in China who sold two of their children to child traffickers so aforementioned couple could continue to support their online gaming habits and addiction to purchasing in-game items? No? Oh. WELL I HAVE A STORY FOR YOU.
A Mei (a woman in china) was (and still probably is) in a relationship with a gentleman named A Hui. Now, A Mei and A Hui did the dirty and A Mei became pregnant. Knocked up. He put a bun in her oven. However A Hui claimed he had no intention of financially supporting the child because, hello, it made WAY more sense to put their “collective resources” (aka money) towards in-game purchases. And because the child was nothing more than a financial burden, a lump of flesh and bone and a distraction to their online gaming, they, uh, sold him to Fujian-based child traffickers to rid themselves of the obligations of parenthood.
BUT WAIT! A Mei became pregnant AGAIN! But A Hui wasn’t having it, oh no! He had armor to buy, weapons to add to his collection! So they also sold their second child to traffickers because, man, who can afford a child when you’re spending all of your money on gaming? Geez. The nerve of that child. Who’s life was he trying to wreck, anyway?
A Hui’s father knew what was going on, however, and reported them to police. A Hui and A Mei are in jail awaiting trial.
Despite the buttloads of sarcasm above, this is extremely, EXTREMELY fucking sad. I can’t even wrap my head around this. I’ll just leave it at that.