The Christian Right Is Very Angry That Pornhub is Offering Free Premium Content April 10, 2020

The Christian Right Is Very Angry That Pornhub is Offering Free Premium Content

We’re all making sacrifices and pitching in to help others during this pandemic, and the website Pornhub is no different. Call it a marketing tool (heh) if you will, but the site said all customers could have free “premium” subscriptions (SFW link) for a limited time; all they had to do was register through the site. The site said it was a way to “lend a hand” and give people an “extra incentive to stay home.”

Beyond just a marketing stunt, hoping to convert those free users to subscribers down the road, the site did more than just offer free high-quality adult content:

… For the month of April, Pornhub will offer [adult performers] 100 percent of their video sales after a processing fee of 15 percent. Their total payout on both Pornhub and the clip site Modelhub will be 85 percent.

Additionally, Pornhub is donating $25,000 to the Sex Workers Outreach Project, contributing directly to relief funds for those impacted by COVID-19.

They’re also donating surgical masks and cash to first responders and hospitals.

Not a bad donation at all.

But naturally, the Christian Right is upset about all this because adults making their own decisions goes against everything they stand for.

Wednesday’s episode of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” featured the host complaining about all the free content — because, I guess, before now, there was nowhere on the internet where anyone could find free porn…

… Perkins said that the adult entertainment industry was aiming its efforts at vulnerable members of society and “literally preying upon these people” and that the offer of free premium content was “creating a lot of problems.”

“While they may be offering the service at no charge, it comes with a high price,” Perkins said.

There’s this pandemic of child sexual exploitation on the internet that is getting even worse during the COVID-19 pandemic,” [the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David] Brody said.

There are legitimate gripes people can have against online porn and the effect it has on people. Certainly no one is defending illicit material that’s non-consensual, much less videos featuring the abuse of children.

But these two guys are complaining about the existence of porn in general. Not porn in a pandemic. Just porn, period. They can barely handle sex education; now they’re complaining about other peoples’ fantasies.

Nothing “new” is happening other than more people visiting the site (SFW). If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. But unlike evangelist Franklin Graham “helping” victims of COVID-19 by foisting his religion upon them, Pornhub isn’t asking anyone to participate in anything they don’t agree with.

(via Right Wing Watch. Image via Shutterstock)

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