No Porn For You! Porn Site Bans North Carolina Users Over Anti-LGBT Law

A popular porn website is banning all users from “The Tar Heel State” in response to North Carolina’s discriminatory anti-LGBT law which prevents cities and counties in the state from passing ordinances that protect LGBT rights.

XHamster.com began blocking users with a North Carolina IP address at around 12:30 p.m. EDT, Monday.

Disappointed users initially encountered a black screen, but late this afternoon, users encountered a message which read “The Incredible Hypocrisy of North Carolina The land where Homophobia is Law…North Carolina! Stop Your Homophobic Insanity!”

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The porn outage will stay in place until North Carolina repeals House Bill 2.

“We have spent the last 50 years fighting for equality for everyone and these laws are discriminatory which XHamster.com does not tolerate,” said XHamster.com spokesman, Mike Kulich in an official statement sent to The Huffington Post. “Judging by the stats of what you North Carolinians watch, we feel this punishment is a severe one. We will not standby and pump revenue into a system that promotes this type of garbage. We respect all sexualities and embrace them.”

Kulich said the website plans to add a link to a petition demanding the repeal of the law.

“Hopefully, it will get as many signatures as the ‘transsexual’ searches,” he said

Kulich said the website believes in equality for everyone.

“Back in March, we had 400,000 hits for the term ‘Transsexual’ from North Carolina alone,” he said. “People from that state searched ‘Gay’ 319,907 times,” he added.

XHamster joins a growing list of celebrities and companies who are boycotting the state, including Bruce Sprinsteen, who canceled his Sunday concert in Greensboro.

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Kulich said he believes denying porn is the logical next step.

“I think that porn has the power to do what Bruce Springsteen can’t,” he said.

XHamster may have good intentions by wanting to repeal HB2, but the company is contradicting itself by publicly supporting Donald Trump on its search page for “big cock,” which features a “Make America Great Again” ad that links to Trump’s website.

Trump has publicly said that, if elected, he’d appoint judges who would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, which would seem to contradict XHamster’s self-proclaimed, pro-equality ethos.

However, Kulich said the company doesn’t support all of Trump’s policies.

“We will continue to support equality regardless of who gets elected.”