Are you inviting pornography distributors into your home?
Comcast is a well-respected mainstream company that provides cable TV, high-speed Internet, and Xfinity video-on-demand.
However, Comcast is also a major distributor of hardcore pornography, which is why it is on NCOSE’s 2017 Dirty Dozen List. Through its on-demand videos and premium channel services, Comcast sells pornography with racist themes, incest themes, and teen themes.
Our society is already struggling to cope with the impacts of multiple forms of sexual abuse and violence: child sexual abuse, adult sexual exploitation, racially-motivated sexual violence, sex trafficking, and more. These problems have not emerged from a vacuum but flourish within the context of hardcore pornographic material.
Comcast has remained complicit in these harms time and time again. While they made some recent improvements to their parental controls and worked to make pornographic channels less immediately visible, after mounting pressure from NCOSE, they still defend their profits from pornography.
Recently, a Vice President at Comcast called the president of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Patrick Trueman, and told him Comcast would be sanitizing the descriptions of pornographic films they sell….the same descriptions that make it clear that Comcast is profiting from pornographic films depicting themes of racism, violence against women, and incest.
While Comcast may believe its motives are to help shield unintentional viewers from the harmful content they distribute, there is room for skepticism about those intentions. Does Comcast want to protect its customers or itself? If Comcast wanted to protect its customers it would not simply sanitize the descriptions of pornographic films, it would stop distributing and profiting from such offensive and degrading content in the first place.
Will you take a stand?
Here is what you can do to clean up Comcast.
We are asking Comcast to immediately stop distributing hardcore pornography, which causes a multitude of public health harms to children and adults alike.
1. Email Comcast executives directly to tell them to stop distributing pornography.
Usually, we have easy tools for supporters to email corporate executives, but Comcast has blocked us! They don’t want to change their policies. But they can’t block you! So here are three direct emails for Comcast executives. Please let us know if they respond to your email by forwarding it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sheldon Bonovits, Board of Directors: SMBonovitz@
- David Cohen, Senior Vice President: email@example.com
- James Finnegan, Vice Chairman of Information Technology: james_finnegan@com
2. Join us on our call days, July 19th-20th! You can call Comcast executives to let them know that they can’t hide their unethical profits by simply sanitizing descriptions. Learn more and get talking points here.
Call 833-CLEANTV to tell Comcast executives, or call them directly:
- Chris Dunkeson, Vice President and General Manager, 2156651700
- Phil Miller, Vice President, Strategic Partnership Development, 2152867955
- James J Finnegan, Vice Chairman of Information Technology, 2156651700
3. Please share the below graphics and tweets online using the hashtag #CleanUpComcast! You can find more content to share online at endsexualexploitation.org/comcast.
Email @comcast executives & tell them to stop promoting exploitation via distributing porn http://bit.ly/cleanupcomcast #CleanUpComcast
As society fights sexual assault, racism, & abuse @comcast encourages these harms through distributing porn w/ these themes #CleanUpComcast
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Comcast says it does “the right thing” & treats “people the right way” yet it profits from exploitive porn @DanHerscovici #CleanUpComcast
Porn provided by @comcast promotes exploitation through themes like incest, sex trafficking, racism, and abuse @samschwartz #CleanUpComcast
Is @comcast porn breaking obscenity laws? U.S. law prohibits distributing obscene material by cable or TV #CleanUpComcast @juanoterodc
Sexual violence flourishes w/ unprecedented access to hardcore porn provided by distributors like @comcast @DanHerscovic #CleanUpComcast
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