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Pornhub is Profiting Off Racist Porn Titled ‘I can’t breathe’

Pornhub is profiting off racist porn and Anti-semitism in their videos. Reports say they have monetised many videos that were made with coercion and abuse.

The Canadian porn website has come under the scanner for having problematic videos uploaded on their site. In March, Pornhub was scrutinized after a missing 15-year-old girl’s video was found on the site. In the video, the creators allegedly raped her using force and coercion. The site was also criticised for allowing amateur porn channel ‘GirlsDoPorn’ to upload their videos on Pornhub.  ‘GirlsDoPorn’ is a company that offers girls to have their porn video but only if it's their first time. Later, 22 plaintiffs collectively known as Jane Doe sued the company for using force and abuse to create these videos. And now there are reports of Pornhub endorsing racist porn and antisemitism through their site.

Pornhub endorses racist porn that sexualises racism against African-Americans

While the U.S is grappling with protests following the death of George Floyd, Pornhub is profiting off racist content. The haunting words of George Floyd to the police, ‘I Can’t Breathe’ have become titles for masturbation videos on the site. These videos are approved by site moderators and posted by a verified user with questionable search tags such as ‘George Floyd’ and ‘choke-out’. Another profitable channel called ‘Black Patrol’ tried to sexualise the systematic police brutality faced by African -Americans. A sensitive issue that the channel turned into videos with titles like, “White Cops Track Down and F - - k Black Deadbeat Dad.” It doesn’t end there. There are other derogatory videos with titles including the ‘N-word’ and ‘white master’, openly alluding to slavery. In fact, Pornhub prompts these search words to users while they type in the search bar. So is Pornhub actively normalising racist porn?

The regressive tropes that normalise racist porn

Pornhub is a huge website that draws millions in traffic. According to the site’s 2019 overview, it got around 115 million visitors a day. And with the Coronavirus lockdown that had begun in March, there was a spike in visitors. Considering a large number of visitors they get and the number of impressionable teens that visit the site, Pornhub’s racist porn videos can influence their behaviour and perceptions about race. This has been seen through Bandura’s social learning theory that states that people learn from one another by observation, imitation and modelling.

The Rolling Stone had extensively interviewed porn industry directors, actors and producers on the value of race in porn videos. They interviewed Ana Foxx, an adult performer featured in a video in which the director asked her to provide oral sex to men wearing Confederate flag T-shirts. The Confederate States of America stood for the moral integrity of slavery and supported the oppression of the African-Americans. This kind of content can be quite demeaning for African-Americans. Ricky Johnson, another African-American adult performer, has done several interracial porn videos. In one of the videos, Johnson had to do a video with other black performers all dressed in prison uniforms. The director also asked the African-Americans if they were comfortable with the female white performer to say the ‘N-word’ to them.

Pornhub’s Racism and Anti-Semitism create hateful conversations  

Apart from Pornhub giving a platform to racist porn, they have content that creates an anti-Jew sentiment as well. According to the New York Post, Pornhub had approved various videos with titles like, “Nazi F - - k Camp” ­(involving ’Jewish corpses’) and “Nazi Rick & Morty Have Sex at Auschwitz”. Such titles sound quite disrespectful of the horrors faced by the Jews during the holocaust. Users that upload these videos have even more offensive and insensitive titles such as ‘OvenBakedJew’ and ‘Hitler the Jew-Slayer’. The presence of such videos encourages hateful conversations. On one of the anti-semitic videos, a user commented, “Blacks, Jews and Muslims — bad seed!” and another one that said, “Anne Frank was hiding, but I didn’t want to kill her, I just wanted to make a casting-couch Auschwitz edition!”

They have no incentive to stop posting such videos as Pornhub often places monetized adverts on them. In an interview with the New York Post, Calev Myers, deputy president of the International Associations of Jewish Lawyers and ­Jurists condemned such videos. He said, “the violently ­aggressive nature of the anti-Semitic rhetoric on Pornhub dehumanizes the Jewish people and brutally assaults the memory of the Holocaust and all the people who were murdered in it. Those who allow these types of expressions to be broadcast publicly are essentially condoning the Holocaust and its horrors.”  

Pornhub needs urgent reform or faces a shutdown

Pornhub affirms its users that it has a team of moderators who check ‘every video upon upload’. Then how do such racists video find their way on the site? Either Pornhub is lax in its moderation or willingly allow such videos to feature on the site for views. Either way it is liable since it’s monetising on such racist and abusive videos and providing such creators revenue. In fact, there was a petition by the anti-trafficking organization Exodus Cry to shut down the site after the alleged cases of child rape and sex trafficking videos appeared on the site.

As a site with a vast reach, Pornhub must realise how its content is creating a space for racism and antisemitism. It is clear that Pornhub needs to take accountability and monitor its content for their 115 million users per day, or the site stands at the risk of facing a shutdown.

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Pornhub is Profiting Off Racist Porn Titled ‘I can’t breathe’

Pornhub is profiting off racist porn and Anti-semitism in their videos. Reports say they have monetised many videos that were made with coercion and abuse.

The Canadian porn website has come under the scanner for having problematic videos uploaded on their site. In March, Pornhub was scrutinized after a missing 15-year-old girl’s video was found on the site. In the video, the creators allegedly raped her using force and coercion. The site was also criticised for allowing amateur porn channel ‘GirlsDoPorn’ to upload their videos on Pornhub.  ‘GirlsDoPorn’ is a company that offers girls to have their porn video but only if it's their first time. Later, 22 plaintiffs collectively known as Jane Doe sued the company for using force and abuse to create these videos. And now there are reports of Pornhub endorsing racist porn and antisemitism through their site.

Pornhub endorses racist porn that sexualises racism against African-Americans

While the U.S is grappling with protests following the death of George Floyd, Pornhub is profiting off racist content. The haunting words of George Floyd to the police, ‘I Can’t Breathe’ have become titles for masturbation videos on the site. These videos are approved by site moderators and posted by a verified user with questionable search tags such as ‘George Floyd’ and ‘choke-out’. Another profitable channel called ‘Black Patrol’ tried to sexualise the systematic police brutality faced by African -Americans. A sensitive issue that the channel turned into videos with titles like, “White Cops Track Down and F - - k Black Deadbeat Dad.” It doesn’t end there. There are other derogatory videos with titles including the ‘N-word’ and ‘white master’, openly alluding to slavery. In fact, Pornhub prompts these search words to users while they type in the search bar. So is Pornhub actively normalising racist porn?

The regressive tropes that normalise racist porn

Pornhub is a huge website that draws millions in traffic. According to the site’s 2019 overview, it got around 115 million visitors a day. And with the Coronavirus lockdown that had begun in March, there was a spike in visitors. Considering a large number of visitors they get and the number of impressionable teens that visit the site, Pornhub’s racist porn videos can influence their behaviour and perceptions about race. This has been seen through Bandura’s social learning theory that states that people learn from one another by observation, imitation and modelling.

The Rolling Stone had extensively interviewed porn industry directors, actors and producers on the value of race in porn videos. They interviewed Ana Foxx, an adult performer featured in a video in which the director asked her to provide oral sex to men wearing Confederate flag T-shirts. The Confederate States of America stood for the moral integrity of slavery and supported the oppression of the African-Americans. This kind of content can be quite demeaning for African-Americans. Ricky Johnson, another African-American adult performer, has done several interracial porn videos. In one of the videos, Johnson had to do a video with other black performers all dressed in prison uniforms. The director also asked the African-Americans if they were comfortable with the female white performer to say the ‘N-word’ to them.

Pornhub’s Racism and Anti-Semitism create hateful conversations  

Apart from Pornhub giving a platform to racist porn, they have content that creates an anti-Jew sentiment as well. According to the New York Post, Pornhub had approved various videos with titles like, “Nazi F - - k Camp” ­(involving ’Jewish corpses’) and “Nazi Rick & Morty Have Sex at Auschwitz”. Such titles sound quite disrespectful of the horrors faced by the Jews during the holocaust. Users that upload these videos have even more offensive and insensitive titles such as ‘OvenBakedJew’ and ‘Hitler the Jew-Slayer’. The presence of such videos encourages hateful conversations. On one of the anti-semitic videos, a user commented, “Blacks, Jews and Muslims — bad seed!” and another one that said, “Anne Frank was hiding, but I didn’t want to kill her, I just wanted to make a casting-couch Auschwitz edition!”

They have no incentive to stop posting such videos as Pornhub often places monetized adverts on them. In an interview with the New York Post, Calev Myers, deputy president of the International Associations of Jewish Lawyers and ­Jurists condemned such videos. He said, “the violently ­aggressive nature of the anti-Semitic rhetoric on Pornhub dehumanizes the Jewish people and brutally assaults the memory of the Holocaust and all the people who were murdered in it. Those who allow these types of expressions to be broadcast publicly are essentially condoning the Holocaust and its horrors.”  

Pornhub needs urgent reform or faces a shutdown

Pornhub affirms its users that it has a team of moderators who check ‘every video upon upload’. Then how do such racists video find their way on the site? Either Pornhub is lax in its moderation or willingly allow such videos to feature on the site for views. Either way it is liable since it’s monetising on such racist and abusive videos and providing such creators revenue. In fact, there was a petition by the anti-trafficking organization Exodus Cry to shut down the site after the alleged cases of child rape and sex trafficking videos appeared on the site.

As a site with a vast reach, Pornhub must realise how its content is creating a space for racism and antisemitism. It is clear that Pornhub needs to take accountability and monitor its content for their 115 million users per day, or the site stands at the risk of facing a shutdown.

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Pornhub is Profiting Off Racist Porn Titled ‘I can’t breathe’

Pornhub is profiting off racist porn and Anti-semitism in their videos. Reports say they have monetised many videos that were made with coercion and abuse.

The Canadian porn website has come under the scanner for having problematic videos uploaded on their site. In March, Pornhub was scrutinized after a missing 15-year-old girl’s video was found on the site. In the video, the creators allegedly raped her using force and coercion. The site was also criticised for allowing amateur porn channel ‘GirlsDoPorn’ to upload their videos on Pornhub.  ‘GirlsDoPorn’ is a company that offers girls to have their porn video but only if it's their first time. Later, 22 plaintiffs collectively known as Jane Doe sued the company for using force and abuse to create these videos. And now there are reports of Pornhub endorsing racist porn and antisemitism through their site.

Pornhub endorses racist porn that sexualises racism against African-Americans

While the U.S is grappling with protests following the death of George Floyd, Pornhub is profiting off racist content. The haunting words of George Floyd to the police, ‘I Can’t Breathe’ have become titles for masturbation videos on the site. These videos are approved by site moderators and posted by a verified user with questionable search tags such as ‘George Floyd’ and ‘choke-out’. Another profitable channel called ‘Black Patrol’ tried to sexualise the systematic police brutality faced by African -Americans. A sensitive issue that the channel turned into videos with titles like, “White Cops Track Down and F - - k Black Deadbeat Dad.” It doesn’t end there. There are other derogatory videos with titles including the ‘N-word’ and ‘white master’, openly alluding to slavery. In fact, Pornhub prompts these search words to users while they type in the search bar. So is Pornhub actively normalising racist porn?

The regressive tropes that normalise racist porn

Pornhub is a huge website that draws millions in traffic. According to the site’s 2019 overview, it got around 115 million visitors a day. And with the Coronavirus lockdown that had begun in March, there was a spike in visitors. Considering a large number of visitors they get and the number of impressionable teens that visit the site, Pornhub’s racist porn videos can influence their behaviour and perceptions about race. This has been seen through Bandura’s social learning theory that states that people learn from one another by observation, imitation and modelling.

The Rolling Stone had extensively interviewed porn industry directors, actors and producers on the value of race in porn videos. They interviewed Ana Foxx, an adult performer featured in a video in which the director asked her to provide oral sex to men wearing Confederate flag T-shirts. The Confederate States of America stood for the moral integrity of slavery and supported the oppression of the African-Americans. This kind of content can be quite demeaning for African-Americans. Ricky Johnson, another African-American adult performer, has done several interracial porn videos. In one of the videos, Johnson had to do a video with other black performers all dressed in prison uniforms. The director also asked the African-Americans if they were comfortable with the female white performer to say the ‘N-word’ to them.

Pornhub’s Racism and Anti-Semitism create hateful conversations  

Apart from Pornhub giving a platform to racist porn, they have content that creates an anti-Jew sentiment as well. According to the New York Post, Pornhub had approved various videos with titles like, “Nazi F - - k Camp” ­(involving ’Jewish corpses’) and “Nazi Rick & Morty Have Sex at Auschwitz”. Such titles sound quite disrespectful of the horrors faced by the Jews during the holocaust. Users that upload these videos have even more offensive and insensitive titles such as ‘OvenBakedJew’ and ‘Hitler the Jew-Slayer’. The presence of such videos encourages hateful conversations. On one of the anti-semitic videos, a user commented, “Blacks, Jews and Muslims — bad seed!” and another one that said, “Anne Frank was hiding, but I didn’t want to kill her, I just wanted to make a casting-couch Auschwitz edition!”

They have no incentive to stop posting such videos as Pornhub often places monetized adverts on them. In an interview with the New York Post, Calev Myers, deputy president of the International Associations of Jewish Lawyers and ­Jurists condemned such videos. He said, “the violently ­aggressive nature of the anti-Semitic rhetoric on Pornhub dehumanizes the Jewish people and brutally assaults the memory of the Holocaust and all the people who were murdered in it. Those who allow these types of expressions to be broadcast publicly are essentially condoning the Holocaust and its horrors.”  

Pornhub needs urgent reform or faces a shutdown

Pornhub affirms its users that it has a team of moderators who check ‘every video upon upload’. Then how do such racists video find their way on the site? Either Pornhub is lax in its moderation or willingly allow such videos to feature on the site for views. Either way it is liable since it’s monetising on such racist and abusive videos and providing such creators revenue. In fact, there was a petition by the anti-trafficking organization Exodus Cry to shut down the site after the alleged cases of child rape and sex trafficking videos appeared on the site.

As a site with a vast reach, Pornhub must realise how its content is creating a space for racism and antisemitism. It is clear that Pornhub needs to take accountability and monitor its content for their 115 million users per day, or the site stands at the risk of facing a shutdown.

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