2013 Dirty Dozen: Hilton
This hotel chain, like Hyatt, Starwood and many other top hotel chains, provides hardcore pornography movie choices; and it’s “adult” channels that are often the first thing advertised when you turn on the TV. Other hotels, such as Omni, Drury, and Ritz-Carlton, DO NOT offer TV pornography. Marriott is currently getting out of the porn business after many years of pressure from pro-family and anti-pornography groups.
Proof of Hilton’s Profit from Porn & Obscenity
Princeton’s Witherspoon Institute: “Pornography, Respect and Responsibility: A letter to the hotel industry“
CleanHotels.com — CleanHotels.com is a network of lodging facilities that do not offer in-room, ‘adult’, pay-per-view movies.
Other Possible Action Items
- When you stay at a hotel, make sure you tell them at the check-in desk or on the phone before your arrival that you want them to disable the pornography and remove it from your TV. (THEY CAN DO THIS!)
- Call Hilton– 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and ask for Guest Assistance.
- Write Hilton Hotels a letter – Christopher Nassetta, CEO, Hilton Hotels / 7930 Jones Branch Drive / McLean, VA 22102
- Tell your family and friends about existing obscenity laws and encourage their involvement in insisting these laws be enforced again.
Federal obscenity laws, which the U.S. Department of Justice refuses to currently enforce, prohibit distribution of hardcore, obscene pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite or hotel/motel TV and in sexually oriented businesses and other retail shops. (Learn more)
- 18 U.S.C. 1468 Distribution of obscene matter by cable or satellite TV