"Porn Stars Read Mean Comments" Speaks Volumes About How We View Sex (And It's Not Good) — VIDEO

If there's one thing I've learned in my 23 years on this Earth, it's that the comments section of any website is a terrifying swamp filled with homophobia, racism, and misogyny. Unsurprisingly, the latest installment of "Porn Stars Read Mean Comments," does nothing to dispel the notion. In fact, it's only strengthened my belief that nobody should ever read any comments section, for any website, at any time. Did I say "ever" yet? I did? Well, it bears repeating.

Taking a cue from Jimmy Kimmel's wildly popular "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" series, which seems to have more installments than Game of Thrones has death scenes, "Porn Stars Read Mean Comments" is based on a simple premise: 4YallEntertainment asked porn actors to read the vicious and oddly specific insults hurled their way from the comments section of their videos. Considering the latest video has racked almost a million and a half views in just two days, it's clear that the Internet is really, really into schadenfreude. Who knew?

Insults range from the mean — "Is it me, or does Danny D have the most punchable face in porn?" — to the weirdly critical — "Her moans are less realistic than Johnny Sims as a doctor" — to the incoherent:

The porn stars have astonishingly thick skin even in the face of insults that would make me call my mom and cry for three hours. "How does it feel to know that your boyfriend fucks hotter chicks than you?" one comment asks Kissa Sins. In a truly beautiful moment of not-giving-a-fuck, she responds, "It feels like... go fuck yourself."

Aside from Eric Everhard, who stormed out after being called a "shitty Soviet villain" (justified, I would argue), most of the other actors maintain a similar sense of humor, either shrugging off or outright laughing off the comments.

Whether you find the video hysterical or merely uncomfortable, there's no denying that it provides a glimpse into larger attitudes toward sex in the modern day. Take the comment that condescendingly points out one actress's former career in Wall Street. "Clearly that worked out for you now that you're in porn," it sneers. This, of course, conveniently ignores the fact that the author of the comment A) is familiar enough with the actress to know her former career; B) cared enough to take the time to leave a comment about it; and C) clearly holds porn actors in low esteem despite being the source of their income.

Equally telling is the clear trend in the types of insults; comments directed at male porn stars tend to target their names, performance, or just generally insult them. Some of them are actually kind of funny, like the comment that declares Johnny Sims to be the "Nickelback of male pornstars."

Comments aimed at the women, on the other hand, are significantly more mean-spirited, and they go for exactly the areas you'd expect: Their appearances and their presumed promiscuous natures. "Who has more people in them? Stacie Carr or an overcrowded prison? You be the judge," reads one comment. Another writes that the author wants to "pound the fuck out of [Peta Jensen's] beaver," and so on.

None of this is exactly surprising, but it does shed light on how far we have to go in our attitudes toward porn stars. Porn sites see some of the heaviest traffic on the web, but society still looks down upon the performers for daring to profit from the demand. It's a harmful dichotomy, but until we talk about it, attitudes are never going to change.

Social ramifications aside, you already know whether the video is your cup of tea. Check it out below:

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