During CES earlier this year, porn star legend Ron Jeremy trekked over from the Adult Entertainment Expo to speak at a panel. During his discussion, his comment saying that violent video games were more harmful to children than pornography.
"[Studies have] found that violent video games are much bigger a negative influence on kids," said Jeremy.
Ron Jeremy wrote in a Kotaku post a response to those who thought he was off his rocker.
"Sex is a natural, beautiful thing and a huge part of life. Medical and psychological experts agree that the act of intercourse and the associated hormones released actually improve happiness and well-being, but American culture shies away from celebrating or even mentioning it," Jeremy wrote. "Sex is treated in most of mainstream media like a dirty, evil thing."
He continues, "In contrast, there is nothing natural or beautiful about violence. Unlike sex, the average person will likely not kill anyone in their lifetime, thank God. And yet the American public glorifies violence on television and in video games. In most of the popular video games out there today, your character runs around blowing people's heads off or stabbing people to death as sprays of blood cover the screen. Would you really rather have your kids watching this than watching sex?"
"Two of the most popular industries in America are video games and porn," Jeremy adds. "No one bats an eye at murdering an old woman in a video game, but covering up nipple is every parents group's crusade."
Jeremy does clarify that he's not trying to knock the video game industry, but rather making an effort to stand up for the porn industry.