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Groupon Offers Playboy Mansion Event After Torture Porn Tours

May 4, 2012|9:33 am

An anti-pornography group's call for a national boycott of Groupon for offering torture porn tours a fortnight ago resulted in over 10,000 customers discontinuing service with it. But the daily-deal website is now promoting an event at the mansion of the world's top sexual exploiter, Playboy.

"Porn harms women and girls. You should be ashamed instead of celebrating and profiting from this exploitation!" Dawn Hawkins, executive director of Morality in Media, said in a statement in response to Groupon's new deal that offers its customers discount on a Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith at the Playboy Mansion.

"One of our young supporters forwarded me a picture that he took on his iPhone," Hawkins told OneNewsNow. "The picture was an alert from the Groupon app, which said, '47 percent off party and concert at Playboy mansion.' And that was going to everyone on their contact list in the Southern California area, including children."

Despite MIM's national boycott of the company, resulting in more than 10,000 of Groupon's customers discontinuing the service, the company has not acted, MIM says. The group says the reason is simple. "Morality in Media searched Groupon's online information to learn the names of the company's female senior management executives so we could appeal to them," Hawkins said. "Guess what? Groupon doesn't have any!"

Perhaps that explains why the company is "so insensitive to the sexual exploitation of women and girls," Hawkins added. "Playboy has done more to promote female sexual exploitation than any other entity in the world."

Hawkins said marriages are being destroyed and men, women and children are becoming addicted due to promotion of pornography. "It's increasing the demand for sex trafficking. It's creating an environment that says, it's okay to abuse women and discard them."

Two weeks ago, Groupon offered discounts on tours of Calif.-based torture porn studio Kink for the second time this year. It sent out thousands of emails to advertise the tour where people could view a live filming of sadomasochistic, torture porn.

Kink advertised that they had "young sexy teens who are overwhelmed and outnumbered … who need to learn a lesson by multiple men;" women being "bound, whipped, objectified and humiliated. They are immobilized, caged and humiliated as objects;" women "suspended and tied in rope bondage … tormented beyond all reason;" and women "naked, tied up, bound, punished, exposed in public … who are taken to public bars for public humiliation," Kink said on its website.

Kink, which sells porn videos and offers live online torture porn performances, noted on its website that "girls are also pulled in and out of cages, their tongues clamped, their bodies pinned, and their arms and legs strapped," MIM pointed out. They also claim to employ "contraptions used in countries such as China for torture" as well as machines, water, metal, wood, electrodes, hooks, needles, and urination, all for the sexual persecution of women and "young teenage girls."

MIM confronted Groupon about their choice to feature Kink. But the coupon company defended it. "We thoroughly vet the businesses we feature … Fortunately, this business has proven to be a responsible member of their community," Groupon replied.

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