Ron Jeremy: The Internet Makes People Stupid

When Ron Jeremy spoke out in a debate, he said that video games were more harmful to children than pornography. Now, it seems, the Hedgehog has an issue with the internet.

"The internet has allowed a lot of crooks, thieves and squatters to become millionaires. Normally, they wouldn't get a job washing dishes," Jeremy said in an interview with the BBC. "I have a lot of problems with the internet and with identity theft. It has happened to me twice with my bank account, so I am not a big fan."

Also adding to his hate pile is that the internet is threatening an industry which he made over 2,000 movies for. "People can download stuff for free these days, so why the heck are they going to buy it? The only ones making money out of porn are the novelty companies," Jeremy added.

"I just hate the internet in general," he said.

But his hate for the internet goes beyond just what it's been doing to the porn industry. Jeremy, as a former educator, believes that the internet has a detrimental impact on today's users.

"It's good because you can research any topic," Jeremy explains. "In my day, we went to the encyclopedia for that. Nowadays, though, kids can't memorise anything. No dates, no times tables, no history. If there is anything you need to know, you just press a few buttons. We could be giving rise to a generation of idiots.

"I am a former school teacher, I have a masters degree and two BAs, and I think the internet is making people stupid."

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  • daworstplaya
    For once he actually has a point! :P
  • Greg_77
    Silly Hedge Hog, kids are not using the internet as an easy source of information, they are using it for pROn. And with pron constantly on the mind, how could one possibly ever memorize anything?
  • lamorpa
    He always had a point. A real big 'point' That's why he infamous.