gay blog, gay news, corbin fisher, lawsuits
gay blog, gay news, corbin fisher, lawsuits

Chris’s Parents Kicked Him Out For Looking At Gay Porn

gay blog, gay news, corbin fisher, lawsuits
Chris to Corbin: Chill out.

Unicorn Booty reader Chris is joining us in speaking out against the dangerous game of outing-by-lawsuit that gay porn studio Corbin Fisher has been embroiled in over recent weeks. Like myself, Chris was kicked out of his parents’ home when they discovered he had been viewing gay porn on the family computer.

It happens. It sucks. And it could be far worse if the revelation that your son is gay is coupled with a lawsuit for $25,000, as Corbin Fisher is seeking to claim from those it is suing.

In response to Corbin Fisher’s claim that they are liberating gays by outing them, Chris posits, “I don’t know why they feel it is their job to out people. Nothing good ever comes from outing someone.”

Corbin Fisher argues that their porn stars were all freed of an enormous burden when they came out, which is quite frankly how it should be. But the company is not giving those it is suing the opportunity to come out on their own terms.

At the same time that Corbin Fisher is pretending that gay teens are not at risk here, gay teens are literally speaking up and saying they very much are. A commenter on a Queerclick.com article that claims we’re making the whole threat up reads:

ImProof on March 2, 2011 3:38 PM

Ok I know that legally I’m not allowed to be on this site, but I am a gay teen. I have never downloaded porn illegally but if my parents ever found anything on my computer, I would definitely try to kill myself. I’m not just saying that, I suffer from depression and never let anybody touch my computer, under any circumstances. The other day a friend of mine found this site and Sticky on the top sites function on safari and I had a mini heart attack, I can’t even look at him now. If it were my parents who found anything it would definitely be driven over the edge. Michael Lucas saying that gay teen suicide is just hysteria is absolute bull.

Nobody here is suggesting that people shouldn’t be illegally downloading CF’s films. The problem is that a company that takes gay dollars has no business profiting off of outing its fans. Let’s call a spade a spade. Even if the company accomplishes the absolutely impossible task of stopping every single non-paying person in the world from viewing their films, they will succeed in completely violating the gay community’s trust and goodwill.

Corbin Fisher has framed the debate as if the only way to stop piracy is to sue downloaders, and that’s simply not the case. Watermarking downloads with users names or account numbers would stop sharing immediately. Today. Now. Problem solved.

Instead, the company is alienating its fanbase by suing 40,000 members of the gay community. On this trajectory it won’t matter if the company loses profits to illegal downloading or loses them to its disgusting media relations (i.e. “Thieving little shits“, “We hope to have extensive, damaging consequences” for downloaders, etc.) – either way they are going to lose.

If we were’t correct here, why would one of the largest gay porn companies in the word be so threatened by what a gay blog called Unicorn Booty had to say? It’s done. Change your business plan. It’s not working.

Props to Chris for being brave enough to share his story with us all. Extra props for being so damn adorable. Thanks, pal!

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