Adult film stars –and the adult film industry in general — are both appalled and amused that Republican lawmaker with deep ties to the NRA decided to blame the rise in school shootings on the supposed wide availability of pornography she believes is stocked at local grocery stores.
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), who is currently running for governor of her state, made national news when she lamented another fatal shooting at a U.S. school by blaming porn.
Speaking to an assemblage of Christian ministers, Black bizarrely blamed pornography after the most recent school shooting.
“Pornography is available on the shelf when you walk into a grocery store, yeah, you have to reach up on the shelf to get it but it’s available, all of this is available without parental guidance,” she declared.
According to Aurora Snow — a former adult star now writing for the Daily Beast — the adult film industry is now firing back.
Adult star Tana Lea, snapped back at Black, and said of the lawmaker: “Representative Black is probably upset because her husband watches porn.”
“Social media is bigger than it’s ever been. Kids don’t play with toys anymore, they’re online all the time, and that’s part of the issue,” explained Lea. “People seem to think porn stars are the scum of the earth but they all watch porn.”
“Shame on you Representative Black,” added adult actress Kelley Cabbana.”As a society we have to work better at the problem at hand and not be so quick to blame and shame.”
Speaking as a mother, adult star Alana Evans ripped into Black for making the completely unsupported claim.
“In essence, she’s saying my job is causing children to murder other children and yet it didn’t have that effect on my kids, who are doing really well,” said the mom of three — one of whom is serving in the U.S. Marines.
Evans instead blamed parents of children who don’t pay enough attention to their children’s activities.
“The fact of the matter is, parents are not watching their children. iPads, TVs, laptops, phones—these have become a substitute for childcare,” lectured Evans. “I’ve seen moms out with their kids and they’re on their cell phone the entire time, they’re modeling that behavior for their kids. It’s time for parents to put down their devices and get involved. Stop blaming porn for everything.”
As author Snow noted, “Black’s view of teen porn consumption is a couple of decades old—teenagers aren’t exactly reaching for the glossy pages of Playboy these days. If anything, the availability of porn in grocery stores has decreased because there isn’t much of a market demand for the magazines anymore. Porn is consumed behind closed doors, on phones and laptops. Sure, the availability has increased, but not the way Rep. Black has indicated.”
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