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Porn company punishes North Carolina over anti-LGBT law

Porn company punishes North Carolina over anti-LGBT law

North Carolina has been drawing national attention for new legislation that blocks cities and local governments from passing anti-discrimination measures that could protect gay and transgender people.

But House Bill 2 has had an unexpected consequence – the loss to residents in the Bible-belt state of a popular porn site called XHamster.

After the legislation was signed into law by N Carolina Governor Pat McCrory on March 23, XHamster.com decided to blocked access to people living in the state. From yesterday (Monday), users with a N Carolina IP address have  just been seeing a black screen on their computer .

The block, according to this report, will stay in place until North Carolina repeals HB2.

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XHamster.com spokesman, Mike Kulich, above, 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. 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.

The ban will come as a blow to many thousands of porn devotees in this godly state. Kulich said 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. People from that state searched ‘Gay’ 319,907 times.

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.

XHamster joins a growing list of entertainers and companies who are refusing to do business in N Carolina, including Bruce Springsteen, who canceled his Sunday concert at the Greensboro Coliseum to protest the law.

Canceling the concert, he said:

Is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.

Kulich said he believes denying porn is the logical next step.

I think that porn has the power to do what Bruce Springsteen can’t.

Curiously XHamster is publicly supporting Donald Trump on its search page for “big cock”, which features a “Make America Great Again” ad that links to Trump’s website.

Trump has publicly said that, if elected, he’d consider appointing judges who would overturn the US Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, which would seem to contradict XHamster’s self-proclaimed, pro-equality ethos.

However, Kulich said the company doesn’t support all of Trump’s policies.

We will continue to support equality regardless of who gets elected.

12 responses to “Porn company punishes North Carolina over anti-LGBT law”

  1. Ivan says:

    Hitting them where it hurts,as it were.

  2. Broga says:

    The blocking of XHamster in North Carolina is going to be a severe blow (no pun intended) to Roman Catholic priests. Watching porn is the only release many of them can get now that sexually abusing children is becoming more difficult. It will also be a blow to uptight, oh so holy right wing Christians.

    I read some time ago that watching porn was one of the favourite uses to which MPs put their House of Commons tax funded laptops.

    Hypocrisy is alive and well in North Carolina, the religious community everywhere and the House of Commons.

  3. Cali Ron says:

    With 400,000 hits for transsexual it appears that quite a few of those god fearing christians like there porn a little kinky. It would be curious to know how many total hits and how many LBGT related hits the site gets from North Carolina. When will those sinners with their LBGT agenda quit persecuting these poor christians. Can’t they just leave them alone and let them discriminate in peace.

  4. Trevor Blake says:

    Ezekiel 23:20 isn’t shy about admiring big cocks either…

    For [Aholibah] doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

  5. Broga says:

    @Trevor Blake: Not too sure about the asses. If an ass is the same as a donkey there is one on a farm near me and its flesh is nothing special.

  6. 1859 says:

    I hesitate to sound so naive or backward – or even prudish – but what do these 400,000 + people do on a porn site? Do they all sit there – all 400,000 – and masturbate in front of the screen? I couldn’t think of anything so sad, so demeaning, so lonely, so empty. Though, I suppose, if you have no-one and you live alone, this is what you do.

  7. SefaRed says:

    @1859 You don’t sound naive at all. Narrow-minded and judgemental perhaps, but not naive.

  8. Broga says:

    @1859: A visitor said to a long term prisoner, “I suppose you must miss having sex.”

    The prisoner said, “No I don’t as I masturbate. I prefer that as I meet a better class of woman that way.”

  9. Laura Roberts says:

    @1859: I suggest you watch some of Darrel Ray’s lectures on YouTube regarding sex and religion.

  10. Great Satan says:

    Whilst I’ve no doubt that many religious types put across paltry arguments against transgenderism, I think there is a danger that many are pro-transgender just because they have a post-modernist political axe to gring or just want to be seen as being “cool and trendy”, without any regard as to the human cost, here is a very good, clear headed vid on the subject ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDAU3SPYFsA&feature=em-uploademail

  11. Cali Ron says:

    I’m pro-whatever you want. Other peoples sexuality is their business and not mine, the state’s or the church’s business. If some of those people have personal psychological issue with their sexuality it’s still not my business, but I hope they get the proper treatment from a professional.

    Great Satan: I watched the video and have mixed feelings about it. While I agree that anyone under the age of 18 should not undergo sex change ops, once someone is an adult they have the right to control their own body, no matter how much I might disagree with what they do to it. What the video doesn’t articulate is a solution other than suggesting that we shouldn’t accept them or their desires or allow sex change because they have a mental illness. So by his logic you shouldn’t give food to someone who is obese, or allow tattoos or scarring or body implants or risky behaviors like sky diving or sell cigarettes. etc. At what point do you decide to take away someone’s control over their body because some people consider their actions to be a mental illness. It’s a slippery slope.

    I do not have an axe to grind or a need to be “cool and trendy”. I have always been a “live and let live” person, so long as you are not harming anyone else. I know people who’s practices I don’t understand or condone, but I support their right to control their own life. The video seemed to me to be promoting intolerance since it didn’t offer any actual solutions or strategies for dealing with people who have transgender desires.

    Side note: I found the narrator’s condescending tone, talking like he’s talking to a child, “preaching” to his audience like they must be idiots to not agree with him offensive and distracting from the point of the video.

  12. Rae says:

    I’m in NC and it works just fine. 🙂

    There’s a “Do support HB2? Yes or No” dialogue, but that is all, lol. I bet there are some who’s religious convictions (never mind the fact that they have their pants down) require them to click “yes”.