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Starbucks Banned Porn, So Porn Banned Starbucks

Yes, it's that stupid.

BY sarah rense | Dec 3, 2018 | Sex & Relationships

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Starbucks announced a plan to ban the use of plastic straws in its iced beverages this year. It also announced a plan to ban porn. Starting in January, the coffee megachain will block porn websites from its public access Wifi in the U.S. after pressure from Enough Is Enough, a nonprofit dedicated to internet safety. Enough Is Enough argued Starbucks' open network allowed sex offenders to browse illegal pornographic content, and gave youths a means of ducking parental internet control. After an Enough Is Enough petition calling for Starbucks to ban porn got 26,000 signatures, Starbucks acquiesced.

"To ensure the Third Place remains safe and welcoming to all, we have identified a solution to prevent this content from being viewed within our stores," a Starbucks representative told Business Insider earlier this week. (The Third Place is Starbucks' somewhat pretentious name for itself—the place you go that isn't home or work.)

And just when you thought this all made sense, that sexual deviants shouldn't be surfing porn while you order your mid-afternoon grande Pike roast mere feet away, another player entered the scene: YouPorn. After Starbucks' announcement, the adult entertainment company sent an email to employees to announce that the coffee chain's products would be banned from the office, Forbes reports:

"In light of the news that Starbucks has blocked customers from searching and viewing adult content within their establishments, Starbucks products will officially be banned from the YouPorn offices, effective January 1st, 2019."

Enough Is Enough noted that other massive food chains like McDonald's, Chick-fil-a, and Subway started filtering out explicit content long before Starbucks. It does not appear that YouPorn's office ban extends to them.

The porn war is heating up, and it is the stupidest of all wars, unless, perhaps, you're counting Starbucks' War on Christmas, a yearly outrage tradition that will not die. Starbucks: somehow always controversial. Hope YouPorn employees like Dunkin'.

From: Esquire US


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