July 2, 2014

New Porn “Reality” Show is Sex Exploitation

Twitter should avoid porn promotion

Washington, DC – Following the announcement of a new reality show, The Sex Factor, Morality in Media is launching a campaign to educate prospective viewers, participants, and the production staff about the harms of porn.

The goals of the campaign are to highlight the negative effects of porn, target Twitter for allowing sexually exploitive depictions on the social networking site, and express encouragement to the lead star of the new show, Miriam Weeks (“The Duke Porn Star,” Belle Knox) to let her know her worth is not dependent on the porn community.

Hopefuls nominate themselves and their friends for appearances on the show via Twitter to compete for the $1 million prize; many post pornographic content on Twitter to illustrate their “skills.”

Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of Morality in Media, said, “The Sex Factor is pushing the lie that porn is glamorous, rewarding, and healthy. In reality porn is violent, degrading, and rampant with STDs.”

Hawkins also urged Twitter to prohibit pornographic depictions related to the show and to begin cleaning up all porn on the site or risk losing support from a growing public that is aggressively opposing all sexual exploitation, particularly pornography.

More information can be found on Morality in Media’s website.

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Founded in 1962, Morality in Media, Inc. is the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to opposing pornography through public education and the application of law.

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