Porn Star Pokes Videogames

January 11, 2010 -

Anti-game crusaders may have a new (and unlikely) ally—porn star Ron Jeremy.

The subject of videogames cropped up in a debate at the Consumer Electronics Show between Jeremy and anti-pornography activist Craig Gross reports PCMag. The inclusion came as Jeremy was attempting to infer that the porn industry is in business only to serve adults over the age of 18 years old.

He stated:

We don't want kids to watch porn. Though if they do, he added, there are far worse influences out there — like video games.

 

[Studies have] found that violent video games are much bigger a negative influence on kids

Gross and Jeremy did manage to agree, however, that it’s up to parents to keep explicit or non-age related material out of the hands of their kids.

GP: Having a hard time (no pun intended) here believing that Ron has read all the relevant studies. This incident just illustrates (laughably) how much of a scapegoat videogames have become for social ills. Perhaps a new pro-videogame crusade could be launched under the banner "At Least It's Not Porn," or Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom and Ron can team up to promote the evils of games.


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Let me be the first to tell you that that festival was FAR, FAR, FAR more extreme than anything I've seen here in Milwaukee. Those images are probably something I would have avoided, if I were there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folsom_Street_Fair

That being said, The Folsom street fair is a festival of sexual expression, and BDSM, NOT a Gay Pride Fest. Yes, clearly there are many gay individuals there, but the festival itself is NOT focused on gays, gay pride, or gay rights. It's focused on Bondage, Exhibitionism, and extreme fetishes. This example, while clearly the extreme side of sexuality, and something I, personally, don't have too much interest in, is still just an expression of sexuality. If you don't want to view extreme acts of fetishism and bondage, you probably shouldn't go to an extreme fetish festival.

To be completely honest, some sexual expressions still freak me out, personally. But, unlike you, apparently, I know that different people have different fetishes, and to each thier own.

Edit: In addition, after exploring that ZombieTime link some more, it's clearly a right wing rag, and it clearly omits many details in order to steer it's narrative to support the right wing. I knew that folsom street festival wasn't as bad as he was portraying it.

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And it is still probably tamer then, say, Mardi Gras.

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"every time shit like this happens, I guarantee it sets the gay movement back."

Replace gay with "conservative" and it applies to the entire conservative side of america every time a conservative opens his mouth.

And by saying "worst aspects" and "worst impression" just shows your typical and unsurprising bigotry.

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If you don't think showcasing things like the leather and fetish gay crowd at gay pride parades is showcasing some of the worst aspects of the gay lifestyle as a whole, I'm going to go ahead and call you an idiot too. 

Why not showcase the great successes?  The well raised children and stable families?  No, that's too sensible.  Let's showcase the things most likely to shock and scare the rest of society.

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How are they the "Worst Aspects of the Gay lifestyle"? Clearly, your mind is too closed to comprehend the whole "Sexual Expression" thing. These people aren't some criminal element, the majority of them are probably totally normal, producing members of society on any other day. Yes, what they are doing isn't socially acceptable by the mainstream standards, but they are willing adults engaging in consenting practises, and the festival itself sets up an atmosphere of exhibitionism and public sexuality from the start. Like I said, it's an expression of sexuality, and there's nothing wrong with it. On top of that, according to the link you posted, the people who WERE in attendence seemed to enjoy and encourage the public antics, and nobody there voluntarily was offended by it. Therefore, I see nothing wrong with that kind of expression.

The ONLY thing that I think I'd classify as a negative thing would probably be the amount of unprotected sex happening. That could pose a public health risk, in an atmosphere like that. Other than that though, to each thier own, like I said before.

 

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Why not? It works for conservatives and their media groups.

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I find myself not particularly caring whether Ron Jeremy thinks video games are "worse" than porn, but I do think it's hilarious that the picture you've chosen to accompany this writeup has him looking exactly like Mario.

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Actually, this is perfect! By relating Ron Jeremy to anti-gamers, it makes them look bad. Same way relating relating Jack Thompson to the church gives them a bad rep. Same way relating school shooters to gamers give us a bad rep. I'm tired having to wash my hands of all the @$$#*!!s who claim to support my cause! It's time to turn the tables!

 

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I kind of like it. "Video Games: At least it's not porn!" It has a nice ring to it.

We could send out polls to people, with the question: "Would you rather have your child play video games or watch pornography? (Yes) - (No)"

That way, we can claim that 98% of American Parents support video games, when the poll comes back!

It's PERFECT!

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As I recall, there was a similar survey.  Unsurprisingly, more would prefer their kids see scenes of severed heads then scenes of consenting adults getting it on.

Ah, here it is:

According to WTP's data, here's what parents found most offensive in video games:

  • a man and woman having sex (37%)

  • two men kissing (27%)

  • a graphically severed head (25%)

  • multiple use of the F-word (9%).

 

Andrew Eisen

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"...more would prefer their kids see scenes of severed heads then scenes of consenting adults getting it on."

Which just goes to show how stupidly prudish, sick and ass-backwards our society is.

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Huh.. Interesting, because I'd rather see two consenting adults getting it on than a graphically severed head. If that head is anywhere near realistic, it would make my stomach turn.

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After subject to watching consenting adults get in on in public, such as on the bus, I can say that I would much rather see their heads rolling around.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

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Looking at another survey from the same article shows parents are a bit more concerned about GTA than pornography.

The second poll... queried parents on what they’d be most concerned about their 17-year-old child indulging in while at a sleepover. More than 1,600 respondents revealed they’re more apprehensive about their child smoking marijuana (49%) and playing the video game Grand Theft Auto (19%), than watching pornography (16%) and drinking beer (14%).

Not sure why they'd care that a 17-year-old is playing GTA or watching porn but there you go.

 

Andrew Eisen

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4Chan vs video games. You decide.

 
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