When you are not the sole interviewee, while not as much info about you will be given, it is still just as great an honor to be asked. But what happens when each and every one of the others interviewed have done things to counter the progress you have demanded, and in some instances incited? It lessens the feeling of honor. And that troubles me.
I was recently interviewed for an article on Vocativ.com entitled "Can Porn Stars Have A Race-Based 'Sexual Prerference'?" If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you will notice that I have not promoted this article like I have promoted past articles I've been interviewed for. Now, while I wasn't the only one interviewed, that is nowhere near the reason I am not happy with the article to such a degree that I have not promoted it. I have not promoted it because I am disgusted by who the other interviewees are.
In an email, I told of my being displeased with the article. As well as told each person's history with hopes to enlighten the author, and why that history kills the honor of being interviewed for me. It reads as follows:
I've read the article, and to be honest if I knew that my statement was going to be proceeded and overshadowed by such a massive percentage of hypocrisy, two-facedness, and enabling of ignorance via statements from the likes of Chi Chi LaRue, mr. Pam, Steve Cruz, Conner Habib, Diesel Washington, and Zachary Sire, I probably would have never agreed to do it. And if you don't know their history, or are not seeing the big picture, I will explain why. And be forewarned that at times, I do use strong language to stress my point.
If Chi Chi LaRue, mr. Pam, and Steve Cruz find this racism to be a problem,...then they should stop being enabling fucktards and stop hiring other racist fucktards. I guess it's another case of "birds of a feather" and "misery loves company". Otherwise, they would hire more open-minded people to present themselves with a more respect-worthy image. So their existence only justifies the negative stigma associated with the porn industry as a whole.
And Chi Chi LaRue has a lot of damn nerve talking! For that asshole's sole use of Black performers has been in that damn "BlackBalled" series where a group of Blacks aggressively gangbang one White boy. AGAIN fueling the stereortype that all Black males want to gangbang a White boy as vengeance for slavery. A stereotype that makes many White gay males who have never been in contact with Blacks fear them. And since some Whites do have "white guilt" and sexualize it, Black males seeing this feel they this is the role they must play if they want to have sex with Whites. And sometimes other Blacks. Hence why I have had so few Black sex partners in my personal life. For too many approach me with this porn-induced uber-aggression.
And Zachary Sire?! He was editor of The Sword enabling this racism to get to this point insulting me and others for taking a stand against it. So is this a change of heart, or a move to rattle people's cage, with no genuine concern for the issue of racism in the industry? After my years of dealing with him, I suspect the latter.
Diesel Washington?! The sellout who at one-time was on the same page as me in addressing this issue, but later back-pedaled because it stopped him from getting work. So he tried to make me do the same. Meanwhile, the image he presents is no different than the one Chi Chi LaRue presents of Blacks. Playing that overcompensating sexual aggressive image I have come to call the "gorilla nigger". An image every studio that hires him has him play, because he does so in real life.
Conner Habib, If the racism is really such a problem, then why is he still in the game. You can't respect someone who claims there's a problem with racism in porn, yet continue doing scenes where every dick they bend over to take, or ass they get an erection to fuck is that of a White male. How can I respect that? Plain and simply, I CAN'T.
And a final note...I do not define as "African-American". Nor do my Black friends, or many of the other Black people I speak to on the matter of how they define their ethnicity. "African-American" is a term used primarily in media that seems out of touch with the fact that your typical Black American does not define by that term. I define as "Black". Thank you.
I do appreciate being interviewed, but you highlighted the worst people possible. You highlighted creature whose existence give no solution to the problem. In fact, they only exasperate it.