Alec Helmy President & Publisher of the adult industry publication xBiz.com sent a letter to Google yesterday asking the company to reconsider its “recent decision to no longer accept ads from adult oriented websites”
Mr. Helmy writes:
“Not surprisingly, an organization founded on imposing its idea of morality on lawful material has taken credit for your decision.
You see, while the adult industry will always fight a certain stigma perpetuated by the extreme right, it’s never been more responsible in the way it creates and delivers entertainment. This is an industry that not only provides one of the most popular forms of online entertainment, but also one which complies with applicable laws and contributes millions in taxes.
If the government accepts adult industry money, so can/should you.
As the publisher of business news for the adult industry, I have the privilege of being at the hub of information pertaining to industry matters. And based on this, I can tell you that your decision has left countless businesses in dismay, bewildered about why an ultra progressive company that is so committed to ‘Freedom of Expression’ would make such a decision.
These same companies also remain concerned about what the future may hold specifically, whether you will also decide to place adult oriented websites at a decided disadvantage in organic search results.
On behalf of the adult industry, I ask that you reflect upon your founding philosophies and to not waiver from them.””