Porn Sites Are Now Banning North Carolina Users For The State’s Anti-LGBT Laws
First it was Bruce, now it’s a ban that hits even closer to home: Porn. To protest North Carolina’s controversial, discriminatory House Bill 2, the porn site XHamster.com has decided to block all IP addresses from North Carolina starting at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, according to the Huffington Post. If you’re trying to look at the porn site in North Carolina, you’ll just get a black screen until the law is repealed, writes HuffPo. Here’s a statement issues to HuffPo, which reveals quite a lot about the Tar Heel state’s porn viewing habits:
XHamster.com spokesman, Mike Kulich, said the website believes in equality for everyone.
“We have spent the last 50 years fighting for equality for everyone and these laws are discriminatory which XHamster.com does not tolerate,” he said in an official statement sent to The Huffington Post. “Judging by the stats of what you North Carolinians watch, we feel this punishment is a severe one. We will not standby and pump revenue into a system that promotes this type of garbage. We respect all sexualities and embrace them.”
Kulich told HuffPost that the company’s statistics show that North Carolinians are more open-minded — at least about their porn — than laws like HB2 might suggest.
“Back in March, we had 400,000 hits for the term ‘Transsexual’ from North Carolina alone,” he said. “People from that state searched ‘Gay’ 319,907 times,” he added.
Kulich said the website plans to replace the black screen currently seen by North Carolina porn buffs with a petition demanding the repeal of the law.
“Hopefully, it will get as many signatures as the ‘transsexual’ searches,” he said.
Go read the full article over at HuffPo. You have to wonder if other smut sites will go follow suit. It’d be like a digital Lysistrata on North Carolina, causing the entire state’s collective heads to explode from pent up sexual frustration.
Sucks that those opposing HB2 in North Carolina have to suffer, but hopefully it opens their eyes to the elected officials they have in office.
Voting often and frequently in local/state-level elections can change all that, ya know. Can’t be mad if you didn’t vote.