Utah Gets Blue-Balled: Popular Adult Website Blocks Entire State from Access [Video]
In a Nutshell:
- Utah’s new age verification law requires adult websites to verify the age of users before allowing access to adult content.
- In response, Pornhub and other adult sites owned by MindGeek have blocked visitors with Utah-based IP addresses.
- The age verification requirement could drive users to sites with fewer safety measures, and the blocking of the site in Utah could lead to a drop in traffic.
Pornhub, the world’s largest adult entertainment site, has made a bold move against Utah’s new age verification law by blocking access to its content for users based in the Beehive State.
The Utah law signed by Gov. Spencer Cox in March aims to keep adult content out of the hands of minors by making porn sites liable for content that’s accessible to those under the age of 18.
But Pornhub and other adult sites owned by MindGeek, the parent company, are giving the law a big ol’ middle finger.
Instead of getting their fix of steamy videos, Utahns trying to access these sites will be met with a message expressing the company’s opposition to the law, complete with a video of an adult actor reading the message on-camera.
The message implores lawmakers to consider “device-based verification solutions” instead of requiring users to upload their photo ID. Because nothing screams “safe” and “secure” like handing over your personal info to a website that specializes in NSFW content, amirite?
But don’t worry, Pornhub isn’t leaving Utah high and dry. It’s just asking residents to hit the road and visit other states if they want to get their fill.
After all, it’s not like Utahns can just use a VPN to get around the age verification requirement. That would be like trying to use a fake ID to get into a bar when you’re clearly not 21. Oh wait…
This move is just the latest in a series of attempts by lawmakers to regulate the internet, including calls for minimum age requirements for social media use.
We can only imagine what these lawmakers will come up with next. Maybe they’ll ban memes for being too spicy?
As for Pornhub, the company is staying mum on the issue beyond the message it posted to users in Utah.
But we’re pretty sure that the site’s executives are having a good laugh over all the buzz their latest move is generating. After all, there’s no such thing as bad publicity, right?
May 4, 2023 at 9:37 am
All porn should be banned, they are very sick people and need to wake up and change their life before it’s too late!