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Mega porn site protests against N. Carolina by blocking access and releasing shocking statistics

Mega porn site protests against N. Carolina by blocking access and releasing shocking statistics

Internet porn giant, xHamster, has come out to protest against North Carolina’s discriminatory anti-LGBTI legislation with the release of some shocking viewership statistics that expose the hypocrisy of the state.

On Monday, the porn site had reportedly blocked access for users with a North Carolina IP address by giving them a blank black screen and no porn.

Speaking to The Huffington Post, xHamster’s representative, Mike Kulich said that the company believes in equality for all, and hopes to ‘punish’ North Carolina for its ‘garbage’ law:

‘We have spent the last 50 years fighting for equality for everyone and these laws are discriminatory…

‘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.’

But after a day of ‘blacking out,’ the porn site then switched its strategy to displaying a pop-up that shows a tally of North Carolina-based searches and category views for the keywords ‘gay’ and ‘shemale.’

 

Kulich said that the statistics shown are from the month of March alone. He further shared that the porn site plans to add a petition demanding the repeal of the law:

‘Hopefully, it will get as many signatures as the “transsexual” searches.’

Though, it’s been reported that people will still be able to use the site after they dismiss the pop-up by clicking X.

Kulich added that the company supports Bruce Springsteen and his decision to cancel his Sunday concert at the Greensboro Coliseum to protest the law, and believes that denying porn is the logical next step:

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

Whether is it a marketing stunt or a genuine act of support for the LGBT community, it is a significant step that xHamster is taking to show that a judgment call made by a small group of decision makers can affect a huge number of people.

P.S. It should be noted that the term ‘shemale‘ is deemed as an offensive term by the transgender community, and people should refrain from using it to refer to a transgender person.