America is on fire at the moment and the only glimmer of hope is that Trump may be doing so badly with this crisis, on top of the Corona Virus that he might actually lose in November. He’s not the only one getting his response horribly wrong.
Porn models here in Australia are screwing up their responses royally. Sure, we’d be stupid to look to porn models for great leadership in the world but wow. An Aussie performer that I have met several times but I don’t have a lot of time for, decided on a response to race riots that was just plain tone deaf and stupid. He posted two photos of himself (a white man) in a scene with a black porn performer. The post said that porn companies who only have white performers as exclusive models are perpetuating the problem. Um… Really? Of course he followed up the criticism that was inevitable with one of his trademark illiterate rants. He doesn’t accept criticism well this one. When he flaked on me for a photo shoot last year, after doing the same to 4 other photographers he didn’t like me calling him on it and just said “I don’t want negative energy.”
Another and more serious misstep was by Billy Santoro. He tweeted things about “shooting first” and a few other vile racist “solutions” to the rioting. Of course the backlash was swift, aggressive and relentless. He responded with an “apology” saying he’s falling in love with many People of Colour as well as some other very bullshit excuse about a “friend being killed in the protests in Philadelphia and he lashed out because he was upset. That of course makes no sense. If you are upset about someone dying, you don’t say “Lol, shoot first”. Of course his husband and fellow performer is saying he didn’t mean it and it’s really affected him. There were also very dodgy sounding claims about a suicide attempt because of the stress.
Thankfully lots of other people in the industry condemned him. He is going to lose a lot of onlyfans revenue over this one.
As a white man in Australia, I don’t know how to help this horrible situation but I’m reading what I can, learning what I can and definitely not siding with Trump.