Chauntelle Tibbals: There’s a Serious Racism Problem in the Porn Industry

Chauntelle Tibbals: There’s a Serious Racism Problem in the Porn Industry

On Feb. 12, porn performer Ana Foxxx shared the following announcement via Instagram:

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“IR BG” is porn industry speak for an interracial boy-girl scene — a vaginal-penetrative sex scene, usually between a white woman and a black man.

The email, which came from the adult industry talent agency Exposed Models LA, said, “February is Black History Month and all of this month our talent will be doing IR BG scenes at their lowest rate.”

Foxxx was understandably angered by Exposed Models LA’s “offer,” writing, “It’s disrespectful on so many levels. I don’t wanna work with anyone who changes their rate to work with someone of a different race.”

While stunt PR and marketing blunders in both porn and mainstream culture are nothing new, Exposed Models LA’s refusal to apologize for its racist email was somewhat unique:

Though Exposed Models LA did not respond to Mic‘s request for a comment, other members of the adult entertainment industry were similarly enraged by the email.

“[Ana] definitely did the right thing to show everyone this email. I think it’s highly offensive but then again this is coming from a nobody, unlicensed agent,” adult performer Skyler Nicole told Mic. “I’m honestly sick of it to the point … where the only thing I can do is ignore it. There’s no reason to keep tweeting or expressing how racist this industry is when it’s been like this for years.”

Although Exposed Models LA’s promotional rate reduction offer for Black History Month was insensitive, it wasn’t exactly surprising. Indeed, it speaks to the undercurrent of complex racial issues operating in the porn world, not to mention in society at large.

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One Response to "Chauntelle Tibbals: There’s a Serious Racism Problem in the Porn Industry"

  1. Branon   February 23, 2016 9:25 pm at 9:25 PM

    Omfg give me a f**kin break with this shit. The black men bangin whatever will stand still long enough for them to nut make a lot of money doin what they do.

     
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