North Carolina has been pissing off a lot of people lately regarding a controversial (and confusing) law affecting the LGBTQ community and their protection within the state. For a run-down, check out this video by John Oliver on HBO.
Now that you’re at least partially caught up, here’s where shit gets funny and amazingly appropriate. As of right now, North Carolinian biggots can no longer access one of the largest porn websites online. XHamster.com made this statement on the blog of one of the internet’s most public and notorious blog sites, PerezHilton.com
“We are appalled by the recent events that have transpired in North Carolina. We have spent the last 50 years fighting for equality for everyone and these laws are discriminatory which XHamster.com does not tolerate. As of today, access to XHamster.com is blacked out in the state of North Carolina until further notice. 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.”
Of course, the porn industry is not the only one reacting to the insanity going on in North Carolina. Planting Peace, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping disenfranchised LGBT people everywhere pranked the boarder of North Carolina with this genius billboard.
With any luck, these funny, poignant actions will raise awareness to the crippling ignorance currently plaguing America (and the world.)