French Porn Star Erupts At Macron For “Demonizing” Adult Film Industry

A French porn star and adult film director has lashed out at French President Emmanuel Macron, accusing him of “demonizing the porn industry” after the French leader said pornography is to blame for turning women into an “object of humiliation.” Ferrara challenged the French president to meet with him and female porn actresses after France’s leader aroused his anger by linking the porn industry to violence against women and inequality. According to The Local, Ferrara was furious over the president’s speech over the weekend which outlined Macron’s plan to tackle violence against women and ensure equality between the sexes.

Marking the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, Macron spoke at the Elysee Palace on Saturday, warning that “pornography has made its way into schools” and promised that an “awareness campaign for parents will be launched at the next school year” in his speech,


Kayden Kross and adult film actor Manuel Ferrara

Ferrara hit back on Twitter and invited the president to discuss the issue. “I am involved in this industry that you are trying to demonize by making this kind of remark. I am ready to sit down with you and discuss a topic that by all accounts you know nothing about. I’m waiting for your call!”

The actor also told Franceinfo that the French president’s stance on pornography is “shocking.” According to Ferrara, “Macron says what people want to hear”, which of course makes him a good politician.  “There is a big part of porn that does not humiliate the woman,” Ferrara noted, adding that in any case, X-rated movies are not made for educational purposes, but for entertainment only.

In an interview with France Inter radio the porn star continued his criticism of the president: “He demonizes the porn industry and is jumping to conclusions. It’s the same with video games. It’s like saying ‘a teenager who plays Call of Duty is going to pick up a gun and kill everyone in his school’.” He also said that the problem of teenagers watching adult films on their smartphones and tablets is “not the fault of the porn industry.”

“The real problem is that access to all these porn sites is for free or it just takes to mark ‘I’m 18’ to gain access. There, the government needs to take measures so that these free sites are not as easily accessible, as is the case in other countries. And then, there is a personal responsibility of the parents too. I am a father and I make sure that my children do not have access to any pornography. I block everything on computers, phones and tablets. It could be that these objects should not be taken to school at all.”

Ferrara urged Macron to also talk to women involved in the pornography industry, to ask them what they think.

In addition to the proposed pornography awareness campaign, Macron announced his plan to extend the powers of France’s broadcasting regulator CSA to cover X-rated films: “The CSA plays an indispensable role in regulating audiovisual content everywhere and stopping the most undignified behavior becoming a form of tacit propaganda” the president said.

“Today we do not regulate access to video games, internet content and pornographic content that is increasingly available.”

Macron threatened that in 2018, “under the authority of the Prime Minister and with the special commitment of the Minister of Justice, we will have to rethink the framework of our regulation,” vowing to tighten controls on all content “which can… lead to violence, in particular against the women.”

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