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Pornhub Spokesperson Caught Promoting Pedophilia, Rape, and Incest


**TRIGGER WARNING: This post references tweets that contain written material which may be triggering to some readers.**

As the saying goes, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” and Pornhub—well, they’re burning up.

The #Traffickinghub movement has exposed a rampant and consistent culture of rape, sex trafficking, and pedophilia on Porhhub. The many stories emerging from both victims and the media, not to mention expository, documented research by Laila Mickewait, Kate Isaacs, and others, have all revealed the same thing—that Pornhub has become synonymous with sex crimes.

Pornhub would have us believe that the “smoke” is just a mirage. Despite an overwhelming amount of hard public evidence, Pornhub defiantly insists that there is actually nothing illegal on the site, because of the great care they take to protect users with their “extensive team of moderators” (which Glamour recently reported consisted of 12 individuals in 2019) and sophisticated software (that Vice exposed doesn’t work).

The company has consistently denied any fault, even going so far this week as to call the entire idea of illegal videos on their site “conspiracy theories.” They have repeatedly attempted to dismiss the consistent stream of criminal behavior as being random outliers in their virtual encyclopedia of sex content.1 In fact, their favorite thing to do in response to allegations is to release canned statements from fake executives, denying fault and attacking their accusers.

But while their PR team, disguised as executives, issue unapologetic denials, comments made by some of their real employees and spokespeople tell a different story. Earlier this year, Laila Mickelwait tweeted out screenshots of Reddit comments from Pornhub’s Sr. Community Manager, loathing age verification systems, and whining about how protecting children would hurt Pornhub’s business.2 Her words exposed Pornhub’s corporate value system, which doesn’t care about protecting minors as they say, but about getting as much traffic as possible, regardless of who they harm.

Then there’s Asa Akira. Asa is a porn actress, porn director, and probably the most recognizable official spokesperson and brand ambassador for Pornhub. She boasts millions of followers across her social media accounts, and even hosts a podcast for Pornhub.

But as influential as Asa is for Pornhub, she apparently missed the memo about denying the company’s sex crime culture. Asa has been caught making some of the most disturbing and alarming statements revealing just how Pornhub feels about rape, pedophilia, criminal incest, minorities and more. Asa rushed to delete many of these tweets after recently being exposed, but not before they were captured and documented.

For example, why would a Pornhub spokesperson pay homage to child predators by tweeting out “shoutout to my pedophiles”? Yet Asa did, apparently attempting to normalize and validate those that prey on children. There are other disturbing tweets discovered about pedophilia, which begs the question: why would an official representative of a company like Pornhub ever promote and praise those who would desire to assault and rape children?

RELATED: New Canadian Bill Could Hold Pornhub Accountable for Harming Kids

“If loving Japanese rape porn is wrong, then I don’t wanna be right.” -Asa Akira

Asa also seems to have an affinity for rape, and her comments about sexual assault and pedophilia paint a picture of her as a sexual predator in hiding. She’s tweeted out statements like “it only hurts if you resist” and “adulthood is knowing the difference between good rape and bad rape.” Pornhub’s most recognizable public figure is celebrating a horrific crime that has damaged countless lives and, unsurprisingly, happens to be prevalent on Pornhub.

Other tweets of hers refer to predatory behavior and sexual assault such as, “Is GHB the rape drug? Asking for a friend,” and stating plainly that she is proud of herself for being able to avoid having to register as a sex offender. If that wasn’t sickening enough, Asa has also been vocal about all types of inappropriate and illegal behavior, complaining about the illegality of incest and saying “incest should be legal,” making “jokes” about “coat hanger” abortions, spouting horrific anti-semitic and anti-LGBT comments, and more.

What does all this reveal? Very simply that Asa Akira perfectly represents Pornhub and couldn’t be a better “brand ambassador” and official spokesperson for the company. Perhaps her values (or lack thereof) are why they hired her. Pornhub choosing a spokeperson who has an affinity for pedophiles, rape, and sexual assault represents a demented culture at Pornhub which enjoys and celebrates sex crimes.

Remember, Pornhub recently launched a dark web mirror site in order to protect the interests and browsing tendencies of some of their users, of whom many are pedophiles.3 Like I said, where there is smoke, there’s fire.

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Imagine for a moment if a high profile celebrity, politician, or athlete blatantly celebrated pedophilia or rape on social media. Talk about “cancel culture.” Not only would you see public backlash and an apology, but that person’s career would be over. Contracts would be terminated, endorsement deals forfeited, resignations, legal investigations, you name it.

So where was Pornhub’s discipline for Asa’s comments? Where was the public apology renouncing the statements and reaffirming the public of their stated commitment to responsible porn?

There wasn’t any, of course.

An ambassador’s job is to promote and lobby for the values, interests, and agendas of the country or company they represent. Given what we’ve learned about Pornhub’s culture, Asa is a perfect fit for them. They won’t punish her because apparently they are very comfortable with her promoting and trivializing sex crimes.

Not surprisingly, the same executives who don’t hold themselves accountable for the consistent human rights violations and criminal activity on their site aren’t going to hold their employees accountable either. It has become our collective responsibility to hold them accountable for proliferating a rape and abuse culture, and for trying to validate it as normal.

Asa shouldn’t be celebrated, followed, or even listened to—neither should Pornhub. The demand for porn has only intensified, and such demand allows companies like Pornhub to bend and break all rules in meeting that demand.

But the time has come for the proverbial line in the sand. We need to decide if there is a place in our society for a global organization that promotes and profits from sex crimes and abuse. Over 2.1 million people have made that decision, and signed the Traffickinghub petition, calling for Pornhub to be shut down.

It’s time for our governmental leaders to bring justice to the victims of Pornhub’s predatory culture, and hold the cowardly executives and personnel at Pornhub accountable for being complicit in mass sexual exploitation.

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Footnotes

  • Header Photo Credit: Baldwin Saintilus | License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en This image has been modified from its original form.
  • 1. https://twitter.com/LailaMickelwait/status/1238489287307345920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1238489287307345920%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Freclaimthenet.org%2Fpornhub-less-than-one-percent-of-content-is-child-abuse%2F
  • 2. https://twitter.com/lailamickelwait/status/1291156871341105154?s=11
  • 3. https://www.pcmag.com/news/pornhub-is-now-available-as-a-tor-site-to-protect-users-privacy
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