is a new porn site, and I’ll wholeheartedly admit that I was quite uneasy when I first heard about it. Here’s the basic premise of one of their clips. A young man walks through a “bad” neighborhood, when he’s spotted by a pair of “thugs”. They follow him into a bathroom and then proceed to dominate, humiliate and essentially rape him.
While it’s one thing to feed into the forced element of this fantasy, my bigger problem was with the fetishization of black men as “thugs”. Frankly, this isn’t anything new in gay porn. Hell, there are plenty of black-themed sites that have some variation of the word “thug” in them, or at least use the phrase in their promotional materials. Why do I suddenly take issue with this one?
Duh, because it perpetuates a negative racial stereotype! The general message isn’t “black men are hot”. It’s something along the lines of, “Black men are bad people who will kidnap you and violently shove their cocks up your ass. Isn’t that kind of hot?” Not okay!
All around, I can already sense how some of you will respond to this rant–“Chill out, dude! It’s just porn.” But given all the racism that’s already in the gay community, I can’t merely “chill out” and get over this. The site is billed as “reality content”. Some sheltered lad living in West Bumblefuck might watch this and think, “Oh, this must happen all the time!” Ugh, am I overreacting about this? Or is this actually pretty damn offensive?
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