Porn Star Hugh Hunter Sends Scathing Letter to the GayVN's

Porn star Hugh Hunter has let his feelings be known about the upcoming GayVN Awards, and he's not thrilled about them at all.  It's to the point where he's declining his nominations in the categories he is in, and the primary reason for this is due to the racism and bigotry not only at the ceremony, but in the industry overall.

For those not in the know, the GayVN Awards honor the achievements in the gay porn industry, similar to what the AVN's do for the straight/lesbian/trans part of the industry.  The last time this ceremony was held was in 2010, so it looks like they are doing a reboot again.  

 

 

Hugh spoke about why he is declining his nominations on his Twitter page (where he included Instinct Magazine as well as other high-profile gay publications).  He speaks on how the gay porn industry is a place of veiled racism and bigotry, and how these awards only exacerbate them by creating categories like Best Ethnic Scene and not, how he puts it, Best Scene.

He goes off on a tangent about this, and asks why studios separate minority groups into their own race at an event that is supposed to celebrate the gay porn industry in its entirety.  He also asks why this would be a category given how the racial climate is sky high in 2017, and what the industry should do to prevent matters like this from happening in the future.

For comparison, the nominees at the GayVN's are primarily Caucasian in the main categories.  Only 3 men in the Performer of the Year category isn't white (Sean Zevran, Jason Vario & Diego Sans) out of fifteen.  Does he have a point here?

Hugh is nominated in categories like Best Daddy, which he will most likely not win now due to the letter he sent.

What are your thoughts on Hugh's words to the GayVN's? 

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The porno industry is rife with inequality and is purely a exhibition of terrible people. Why do you think there are so many straight men in porn? Cause they are lowlifes, homophobes, and bigots.

Why stop at racism? Why not ask for better quality of performers aren’t mental headcases and Ex-cons.

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He seems to be an honest man with concerns for the industry that he is in and hopes that he can change it, even a little. 

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He should be talking about the rate of overdoses, suicides, HIV, and bareback sex in the porn industry instead of this sanctimonious stupidity.

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Hugh is a fine performer and he will always be one too. His admiring fans including me know he is a winner every time we see him. I agree with him with his requested answers. Why? He is a decent man to care about others. I think the industry needs an over haul. There are so many things that need changing, or I should say updated. Good for you Hugh, thanks for speaking up and for keeping us entertained. Oh by the way you are one sexy man!

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I think this porn star has too high an opinion of pornography significance.

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Well, everybody has racial bias, even Hughes, whether they like to admit it or not. But it's step in the right direction. Until porn stars are willing to have sex with ANY minority, and not just blacks and latinos, then the racism will continue to exist and thrive. But I'm hopeful that Millennials are working to undo this.

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Even a lowly porn star should be able to choose who he wants to have sex with. Or not have sex with. Especially because some races might not turn him on. 

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And anybody who gave that a thumbs-down should be forced to have sex with all kinds of people, the overweight, dwarfs, people in wheelchairs, women, transfolk, etc.    You think porn actors should have no say in who they do it with ? Let's see how you like it. 

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I 100% support Hugh and anyone else who stands up to shine a light on blatant discrimination.

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