Porn Site XHamster Is Protesting North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Bill Beautifully

Porn Site xHamster is Protesting North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Bill Beautifully

Springsteen boycotts are one thing, but porn site xHamster is hitting North Carolina's legislature where it really hurts. As of today, it appears that xHamster — one of the world's biggest porn sites, and ranked 91th among websites in the world — is protesting North Carolinians with a special pop-up.

It was reported earlier that the site was blocking users from North Carolina altogether. Right now, it appears the site is instead serving users with an informative pop-up, protesting the state's new law that force transgender people to use the restrooms corresponding to their gender at birth.

Porn sites getting politically active isn't a new idea: Pornhub and Redtube protested in favour of net neutrality back in 2014, and we ended up with a robust set of favourable FCC rulings.

XHamster's data is funny — and a good reminder that even the most outwardly homophobic states have plenty of people who swing every which way — but I would urge xHamster to be a little more specific. The IP address block owned by the North Carolina General Assembly is freely available information, after all.

Additional reporting by Justin Westbrook

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