Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Porn Site Bans North Carolina Users


The list of cancelled conventions and boycotting cities states and businesses in reaction to North Carolina's foul anti-gay law, HB 2, continues to grow, but porn site Xhamster.com may have found the best way to strike back at the Bible thumping, porn watching hypocrites in the North Carolina GOP and fundamentalist churches:  it has blocked computers with North Carolina IP addresses from accessing the site which provides free online porn.  Studies have shown that some of the highest rates of online porn use is in the Bible Belt.  Here are highlights from the Huffington Post:

 There’s a new kink in North Carolina’s LGBT controversy: A popular porn website is banning all computers from “The Tar Heel State.”
XHamster.com has been refusing to serve anyone from North Carolina since 12:30 p.m. EDT, Monday.
Instead, users with a North Carolina IP address are just seeing a black screen on their computer — no porn.
The extreme measures will stay in place until North Carolina repeals House Bill 2, a law passed on March 23 that effectively prevents cities and counties in the state from passing rules that protect LGBT rights.
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.
xHamster joins a growing list of entertainers and companies who are refusing to do business in North Carolina, including Bruce Springsteen, who canceled his Sunday concert at the Greensboro Coliseum to protest the law.
Personally, I love it and find the move by xHamster.com to be a great way to play on the hypocrisy of the "godly folk."

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