Last Updated on March 15, 2020
In Italy during the nationwide quarantine implemented by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Pornhub is offering free premium porn access to the entire country. Italy has unlimited access to “vaults of videos” for the next month.
This announcement was made shortly after COVID-19 themed pornography was made available on the adult movie site. One film features a “healthcare worker” in a hazmat suit.
“Pornhub is donating its March proceeds from Modelhub to support Italy during this unfortunate time (model earnings will remain untouched). Italy will also have free access to Pornhub Premium throughout the month. Forza Italia, we love you! Orange heart,” Pornhub shared on Twitter this Thursday.
With the exception of food stores and pharmacies, the entire country is in lock down.
The adult film site was recently under scrutiny for acknowledging a verified model who turned out to be a trafficked child rape victim.
“Tweets by Pornhub, which acknowledged featuring and marketing 58 videos of one child rape victim on the website, have since been removed. These tweets had already been cached on the internet,” as previously reported on National File.
Pornhub actually admitted multiple times that they verified the 15yr old girl who was raped and trafficked on their site and subsequently deleted all of the tweets but all of them were cached. pic.twitter.com/dXvOkRsdce
— Laila Mickelwait (@LailaMickelwait) February 10, 2020
Italy, which has a population with a high percentage of citizens over 80-years-of-age, has been majorly effected by rapid infection and death rates.
With records of 1,000 mortalities and 15,000 positive coronavirus tests as of earlier this week, the people in Italy truly are in a state of crisis.
People need express written permission to leave their homes, and it is reportedly taking a toll on Italians.
“The challenge for many countries who are now dealing with large clusters or community transmission is not whether they can do the same – it’s whether they will,” says Dr Tedros, chief of the World Health Organization.
Now all those who can’t leave home have access to premium adult videos thanks to Pornhub.
Pornhub will allow people living in Italy to access Pornhub Premium for free throughout the month of March, as the whole country is in #lockdown, and will donate part of their earnings to help Italy fight the #Coronavirus emergency. #Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/qDnFiAzIgE
— Francesco 🌱 (@Flanas07) March 12, 2020
PornHub’s brand > your brand.
This is genius & hysterical. pic.twitter.com/19xDIWT8kJ
— Jack Appleby (@JuiceboxCA) March 12, 2020
Meanwhile, Pornhub is offering quarantined Italians free access to its premium service pic.twitter.com/3fuBCNGCgd
— Maru (@Mepbon) March 12, 2020
There are even those who suggest that one months worth of donations from PornHub is more effective than the plans being implemented in the United States to combat and contain the coronavirus.
Pornhub is doing more to battle a crisis than the United States government.
— Myke Cole (@MykeCole) March 12, 2020
how are we living in a dimension where pornhub dot com is taking more action to fight coronavirus than the president of the united states https://t.co/RiibcDtcFH
— paul rudd (@philsadelphia) March 13, 2020
Compared to Italy, the United States rates of infection are not as widespread, though some suggest the United States may only be days behind Italy.
As the weekend approached, the United States had at least 2,000 cases scattered across 48 of the 50 States with Alabama and West Virginia being the only two with no reported cases.
There are around 50 reported deaths caused by the COVID-19.