A podcast host has found herself at the center of controversy after a TikTok clip of her expressing the opinion that video games are “for children” went viral on Twitter.
The clip, taken from an episode of the podcast See the Thing Is hosted by Mandii B and singer Bridget Kelly, sparked a heated discussion about the perception of video games among adults.
‘Video games are for children,’ says Mandii B
In the clip, Mandii B shares her belief that video games are more suitable for children and expresses a preference for potential partners to have hobbies that “enlighten” them.
The Twitter post featuring the clip quickly gained traction, amassing nearly seven million views and generating a wave of responses from users.
Guest Khleo Thomas, widely known for his role as Zero in the movie Holes, countered Mandii’s opinion by highlighting the lucrative nature of gaming and his own experiences playing games like Final Fantasy 7 and Mortal Kombat.
When he quizzed Mandii on a Mortal Kombat character, she was unable to provide an answer.
Twitter Users Voice Differing Opinions
Twitter users wasted no time in sharing their thoughts on Mandii’s view.
While some defended her right to hold her opinion, others criticized her perspective and viewed it as a form of superiority complex.
Many argued that adults should be free to enjoy video games if they choose to, dismissing the notion that gaming is limited to a specific age group.
Focus Shifts to Khleo Thomas
Interestingly, a significant portion of the discussion on Twitter centered around Khleo Thomas’s presence in the clip.
Many users expressed surprise at his continued activity on the internet, indicating that they were unaware of his current online presence.
The debate ignited by Mandii B’s remarks highlights the ongoing conversation about the perception of video games among adults and challenges the notion that gaming is exclusively for children.
While opinions may differ, it is evident that the popularity and influence of video games extend well beyond a specific age demographic.