Bozell Column: The Diseases of Pornography
By Brent Bozell | December 11, 2010 | 08:56
Derrick Burts, 24, started working as a porn-film actor in June. By October, he’d contracted the HIV virus. The AP story on Burts contained this jaw-dropping sentence: “He said he began to have doubts about the business after contracting chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes in his first month of work, but was convinced to keep working.”
Burts claimed “I wasn’t stupid or oblivious, I knew what was out there. But it’s not something you think about when they fill your head” with lucrative offers and promises that the work is safe. Lured into the porn world with the promise that he looked like money, Burts concluded his greed was unwise: “Making $10,000 or $15,000 for porn isn’t worth your life.”
I don’t rejoice at or find satisfaction in anyone’s suffering, but this guy was not thinking with his brain! If his first film shoot where “protection” wasn’t required wasn’t a sufficient clue, maybe getting 2 STDs within his first month should have been? This guy’s parents and “educators” sure failed to communicate a modicum of common sense! What’s the old saying? “Money’s too cheap to be earned that way”? And then the Sellers of Sleaze are playing the, “Who would believe a porn movie actor?” game!