Author Ayelet Waldman has alerted parents to pay more attention on the games their kids play on their smartphones after revealing that her 11-year old son spent $120 in 2 days while playing the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game.
In the process, Waldman – who is married to famous author Michael Chabon – slammed the ‘vile Kardashian pigs’ for using the game to take advantage of children who do not know how much the free game is stealing from them.
In a series of messages posted on Facebook and Twitter on Sunday, the lawyer said, ‘Evil, vile Kardashian Hollywood tricked my 11 yr old into spending $120 in 2 days. He’s crying hysterically. Pox on those f**kers.’
‘PARENTS – check your kids’ phones. Kardashian Hollywood bypassed our in-app purchase controls. Our kids are freaking out. $120 in 2 days,’ she continued.
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood – a game where players imitate Kim’s infamous life of hustling to become famous – was released on iTunes store as a free game and it has become a big success, with analysts saying that Kim will earn millions from the game in the next year.
But following her son’s unpleasant experience, Waldman now believes that the success of the game is attributed to its preying on innocent, ignorant children.
‘Whoever designed the Kardashian Hollywood game is an evil scumbag to end all scumbags. Why am I not surprised? Preying on children,’ she charged. ‘Why is the Kardashian app such a high earner? Because it preys on children who don’t know how much it’s stealing from them. Pure evil.’
‘Parents – DELETE the Kardashian Hollywood game. She’s making $700K a DAY on this game, by tricking into massive purchases,’ she warned. ‘PARENTS – if your kids have smartphones – go check in app purchases. And I advice DELETE the Kardashian game. Unless you WANT to give her $$.’
Waldman later revealed that she removed their credit card information from the children’s iTunes account, and that Apple has refunded the purchases.
‘Best thing about this disaster? My son f**king hates the Kardashians now,’ she tweeted. ‘Abe, age 11: Sobbing. “I hate those goddamn Kardashians.” Also? “I thought I was smarter than this.”‘
Parents, be warned.