BBC Asks Viewers If There Should Be ‘Age-Appropriate Porn’ For Children

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BBC Woman’s Hour asked social media followers to submit opinions about “the best way to inform teenagers” about “age-appropriate porn.” The women’s radio magazine program — which has been on the air since 1946 — tweeted on Tuesday morning: “What’s the best way to inform teenagers about porn? Should there be age-appropriate porn as has been suggested so they can learn about consent and what’s respectful and what’s not? What do you think? Email us your opinions.” With over 2,000 quote tweets outweighing roughly 100 likes, Twitter users strongly condemned the outlet’s decision to solicit comments on the topic. “No,” responded podcast host Allie Beth Stuckey. “You teach them that porn is objectifying, addictive, unhealthy, unrealistic, can ruin relationships & create self-loathing, and functions as the fuel for the sex trafficking of women & children.” “Y’all are dangerously close to recommending that teens ‘star’ in porn,” noted commentator Elisha Krauss. “Porn is bad. Minors watching or starring in porn is worse.” BBC Woman’s Hour solicited the comment days after GQ journalist Flora Gill claimed in a since-deleted tweet that “someone needs to create porn for children.”

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