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Man Sues Porn Star Who Didn’t Follow Him Back on Twitter

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By Cooper Fleishman on May 9, 2012


One of the many reasons we like porn is that the actors and actresses on camera never say no, no matter what mindboggling feat of sexual athleticism is asked of them. If they didn’t, it’d ruin the fantasy of wish-fulfillment. No man is rejected. No woman is denied. James Deen would lick a clown’s painted taint for a fortnight if there were a demand for it, and he’d appear to love every single minute of it, because he’s good at his fucking job (literally).

Porn actors and actresses are so good at their fucking job that some porn viewers actually believe that the human beings in these roles would go out of their way to please them.

This is not true. But the impressive thing about porn (and the depressing thing about us sad, horny fucks) is that we choose to believe that off screen, the actors perpetually live in the role of quasihuman Orgasmatrons. Believing this makes it easier for us to objectify them.

Excuse the tangential rant. It’s good context for this actual news: A 40-something Japanese man is suing porn star Aoi Sora, star of the “psychosexual thriller” Revenge: A Love Story, for not following him back on Twitter.

Obviously, he has absolutely no case. It’s also funny to see why she didn’t follow him back: He sent her daily pleas, a number of which went like this: “I am a fan of yours; please follow me.” “Please consider following.” “How’s work? Your English is getting better. Please follow me.” “Please follow me” (in English).

This is objectively creepy behavior, and a man or woman in any business has a right not to encourage it out of concern for his or her own safety. No matter how many Twitter followers she has (330,000). Letting porn stars discriminate off camera: It’s just Good Netiquette. We should be grateful that actors and actresses even have Twitters and deign to let us plebes glimpse their personal lives. We should also not badger them.

Aoi Sora, 28, is cute and young-looking and makes me glad I can Google her for “research” without getting in trouble, because I’m a “journalist.” She works in an industry where women commonly take on submissive roles. She is also a human being, albeit one who pleases people for a living. But should a human being who pleases people on camera go out of her personal comfort zone to satisfy an overzealous fan? The answer is, of course, no. But it makes me fear for humanity if we expect actors to be their characters — or anyone to do their 9-to-5 jobs — 24/7. It’d be like asking Jonathan Taylor Thomas to be a lion, for Christ’s sake, or Mel Gibson to be the kind of guy women would want to date.
 

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