Cancel Culture Boomeranged On Porn Giant And Now Leftists Have The Sads

Written by Wes Walker on December 31, 2020

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The left hates a bully — unless the bullying in question checks a box on their to-do list.

When it serves their interests, they will gladly cheer on the systematic destruction of people or businesses they oppose. It’s only when they start taking ‘friendly fire’ that they feel a sudden tinge of conscience.

When the Christian founders of Chick-Fil-A were interviewed about their views on marriage in an obscure magazine, that became the excuse for a scorched earth campaign (and salt the earth beneath them) against anything remotely related to Chick-Fil-A for years afterward.

Forget the fact that they have never been shown to discriminate in their hiring policies, or that they are often first-on-the-scene offering charity to the locals in need, or that they have a fantastic track record in charitable outreach. They were targeted as ‘the enemy’ and the pressure campaign to deny them access to would never end unless and until they would bend the knee to the woke militia.

Salvation Army was similarly targeted. Even the CEO of Moxilla fell under the ax when he was ‘outed’ for the ‘sin’ of donating his own money to the ‘wrong’ political cause. He was practically run out of his job on a rail, under public pressure.

But now, the left — after successfully putting hundreds of news and opinion outlets on the right out of business, and drastically squeezing the rest of us — is suddenly very pained about the hardships and censorship associated with cancel culture.

Why?

Because now it’s hurting porn companies.

You may remember our recent story about explicit content giant ‘PornHub’ making the news for all the wrong reasons. Visa & MC Cut Business Ties From Massive Porn Site — Here’s Why

The left’s beloved NYTimes ran a story exposing some of the seedier content in explicit content, and how not all of it is truly the expression of ‘consenting adults’ that the libertines would have us believe.

The very same public pressures that resulted in the de-platforming of people like Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulous, and gun shops selling certain politically radioactive firearms was now redirected at sketchy porn.

Suddenly, the Left cares about and is wringing their hands over ‘censorship’.

On Tuesday, December 8th, porn-hosting giant Pornhub removed 10 million videos from its platform. The reason for the massive scrub was the result of the company’s recognition that sex traffickers had used the site to post videos of rape, sexual assault, and child abuse. On December 14th, Pornhub released a statement, which said, “Last week, we enacted the most comprehensive safeguards in user-generated platform history. We banned unverified uploaders from posting new content, eliminated downloads, and partnered with dozens of non-profit organizations…As part of our policy to ban unverified uploaders, we have now also suspended all previously uploaded content that was not created by content partners or members of the Model Program.”

They should have said: Under pressure from the porn abolitionist movement that operates under the guise of thwarting sex trafficking, we are going to compromise the economic lives of hundreds of thousands of performers—during a pandemic, no less. I respect and commend those writing and speaking for people who have been trafficked and teenagers whose abusers post revenge porn on Pornhub or other sites. However, who is speaking for the hundreds of thousands of pornographers whose economic livelihoods have been served upon an altar for penance?

…Not only does the porn abolitionists’ momentum raise serious concerns regarding free speech and the First Amendment, but puts people’s livelihoods at risk. “Pornhub should have also stood up for sex workers,” said Akynos, a sex worker and founder of the Black Sex Workers Collective.

When Pornhub hit the panic button, they did not merely delete the accounts posting illegal content. They removed videos from even their verified users. The only content remaining was from people in their model program. Many online pornographers believe that the end result was that Pornhub became a subscription site only and not public. “No viewers means no money,” one Pornhub content producer said regarding the purge. —Salon

Right.

Where was this same outrage when Facebook nuked hundreds of entirely legitimate right-of-center websites as an ongoing and coordinated effort to silence voices that disagreed with the left’s politics?

Then again, these are the same sorts of people who would get outraged over Trump for claiming gold-digging and/or fame-chasing women are sometimes willing to voluntarily trade sexual favors for a lifestyle upgrade, while slobs like Toobin should get a pass for yanking his crank in plain view at a business meeting.

Sad to think the left’s view of an empowered woman is one who drops her panties for clicks from some basement-dwelling slob.

They need to set that bar higher. Something more like this.

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