You could sit and have a conversation about the birds and the bees, orrrr… you could just watch porn with your kids!
Actress Ali Wentworth has caused outrage and amazement online for her comments during a podcast interview with Debra Messing. #Wenworth – who is married to news anchor George #Stephanopoulos – said she would watch porn with her children to give them some insight into what they’re viewing.
Her exact words were: ‘In porn, women have been conditioned to look and act a certain way. They’re performing, and it’s dangerous to have boys see this as something women want. You can’t stop them, so I’d watch it with them. I would look at the porn with them that one time.’
The suggestion has received a lot of #backlash, mainly from conservative #prudes. Sorry, #pundits. The critique is largely in shock and disgust, with one person even stating child services should investigate her.
The ‘Jerry Maguire’ actress may have been misunderstood (welcome to the internet folks), as she wasn’t implying she would watch porn with her kids just for kicks. Wentworth said that she sees it as no different to scrolling through social media with her two teenage daughters, demystifying the #falsities of the #hyperreal world.
On the bright side, this whole porn-with-the-kids idea might promote #celibacy. If it’s anything like watching a movie with your parents when a #raunchy scene comes on… but ONE MILLION times worse… #kids might be put off sex just by the sheer embarrassment of it all!