Thanks for Nothing, Pornhub

By Julia Feeser

Pornhub, one of the most-visited porn sites of all time, released their Christmas commercial a couple weeks ago and all we have to say is, Thanks for nothing. 

In the commercial, a happy family has gathered together to celebrate the holidays. They’re laughing and exchanging sweaters when suddenly the son realizes his grandfather is sitting alone in his chair, looking forlorn.

The young man then hands his grandfather an envelope, the two exchange a look and then tearfully and joyfully embrace before the camera pans down to reveal the contents of the envelope: a subscription to Pornhub.

Wow. Seriously, Pornhub?

Porn companies, in an effort to make money, will do almost anything (including offer college scholarships) to normalize porn.

Here’s a newsflash: Porn sucks and does incredible damage to our emotional and relational health, not to mention the way the world views and makes a commodity of sex.

Here is a more accurate representation of this commercial:

Son: “Here, Grandpa, I got you a subscription to Pornhub.”

Grandpa: (Excited) “How did you know this is what I wanted?”

Son: “I just figured that you wanted to isolate yourself from your friends, family, and Grandma while you get lost in a world of degrading and false sex that normalizes not only violence against and objectification of women but also will twist your ideas about how sex and intimacy should be so that after a while you won’t become aroused by a real person anymore but can only enjoy the fantasy you see on the screen. Merry Christmas!”

Watch the ad below: (not explicit)

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