You might recall a week ago, when we learned that InrangeTV, responding to censorious things going on at YouTube, had moved gun videos to Pornhub. Seemed a little weird, but what the hell? It’s a weird world.
Weirder than I knew, it seems…
In recent weeks, we at MindGeek have experienced an unexpected increase in traffic on one of our sites; PornHub. This increase in traffic can be cited to the specific search queries of ‘guns’ and ‘firearms.’
The MindGeek group has labored tirelessly for many years to produce and erect a foundation of quality content for a specific group of customers. We do not believe this new segment of unique visitors is a part of that group we have pushed to acquire.
And now you’re getting them for free. Again, no thanks needed.
As a result, starting today, our media team will be removing all channels and video content related, but not limited to the terms ‘guns’ and ‘firearms.’
We would like to take this opportunity to apologize to any of our long standing customers who may have felt offended or bothered by the influx of recent content. The problem shall soon be rectified.
Let me get this straight. People come to your site to watch videos of other people pissing on each other, and you’re concerned they’re going to be offended by the sight of a gun?
ETA: Uncle Joel might have gotten caught by an April Fool’s joke.