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Does porn offend you?

The subject of porn is a delicate topic for many people. Teenage men may build up a large collection on their computers at home, but for other people it can be extremely offensive.

I think the majority of people reading this will feel that there is a time and a place for everything. That said, how would you feel if you walked into a local electronics store and saw someone watching a pornographic movie or viewing explicit images in view of everyone?

This is a situation that faced customers in Best Buy. The company have even had to issue an apology for an incident which was witnessed by the public, including children. Best Buy in Greenville, US was the center of the incident.

According to reports, two people accessed the stores wireless signal to broadcast the explicit images on a ‘smart television display’.

One customer said “It was extremely, extremely pornographic image, I think even the word ‘pornographic’ doesn’t cover it.  I have never watched pornography, so I don’t know what else you can see there, but to me, I really felt extremely violated.”

It took the management several minutes to take down the picture. We wonder why they couldn’t just have pressed the ‘power’ button? A family has filed a complaint with police for ‘dissemination of pornographic material.’

It leads us into a broader question however. Are people generally becoming desensitized when viewing sexually explicit imagery?

David Duchovny: star of Californication. considered 'bad taste' by many religious groups.

Religious groups are taking matters into their own hands, if you can excuse the pun. American television shows such as Californication staring David Duchovny (of X-Files fame), which often features sexually detailed dialogue and nudity is constantly under attack from religious groups who find the subject matter offensive. The show has featured sex with under age women, defecation on a car and death via asphyxiation during masturbation. The list is endless.

Where should the line be drawn? Should we expect more nudity on television and in mainstream life? Will there ever be a time when a sales executive in Curry’s or Dixons can highlight the quality of a television’s ‘skin tones’ via explicit high definition video content to customers?

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