'Porn King' Ron Jeremy disses video games

Adult video star Ron Jeremy deflects criticism of porn industry by accusing games of being 'far worse'.
  • (PC World (US online))
  • — 12 January, 2010 04:27

Oh Ron Jeremy, could it be you were simply kidding when you called video games a 'far worse influence' than porn last week? It's so hard to tell. I mean, didn't you recently sponsor an adult-rated video game called Bonetown?

Pot and kettle, sir?

According to PC Mag, you dropped your anti-games slur at a Vegas Consumer Electronics Show panel last week titled "The Great Porn Debate," initially trading quips with an anti-pornography activist who accused you of communicating solely with a fax machine. Like a dulcet-tongued poet, you outlined the similarities between competitive athletics and adult entertainment by invoking the hauntingly eloquent expression: "World of sport versus world of spurts." You went on to boldly imply that the porn industry really ought to figure out how to properly cater to under-18-year-olds.

And then you turned on the video games industry.

We don't want kids to watch porn. Though if they do, there are far worse influences out there, like video games. [Studies have] found that violent video games are [a] much bigger...negative influence on kids.

It may be. Make love not war, so they say, and more games are about war than that other unmentionable, ban-trolling thing.

Then again, your hands aren't exactly spotless.

After all, you did star in that 1993 classic Super Hornio Bros as a computer programmer ("It's-a-me, Squeegie!") who gets sucked Tron-like into a kooky video game world, where you proceed to fight game characters and...well, let's just leave it at fight, shall we?

What, you blame video games for that too?

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Matt Peckham

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Topics: games
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