Porn + Race

Michael Lucas Takes on Black Porn Stars (Not In That Way)

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Never shy to discuss topics he considers himself an expert on, Michael Lucas stoked the race fire earlier this month with a few words on why, in his view, there aren’t enough black men in gay porn. Simply put: Homophobia. The black community hates “the gay lifestyle” too much to put black penises in black butts. Or something. Like much of what Lucas writes or does online, his missive drew its critics. Including black porn stars.

Like Diesel Washington, who Lucas dubs “THE PORN STAR WHO GOT IT ALL WRONG.”

Washington responded to Lucas’ comments (in tw33n [email protected]) and Lucas responded to Washington with his own in-line response (in bold), because THIS IS HOW INTERNET DIALOGUE WORKS:

Now lets talk about the whole M.L. thing, I read his blog about the Homophobia in the Black Community….BULLSHIT…… M.L. knows nothing about the situation… (Really? Do I not read newspapers, watch TV, or listen to rap?) He really needs to stop opening his mouth about subjects he knows nothing about…. He really should stick to talking about what he knows best…..The Russian Jew thing!!! I don’t care if he employs Black Models in his movies or what not… U cant speak about things that U know nothing about…. I had to check M.L. a few times at the Gay Porn Summit in 2008 for making comments that he knew nothing about (what the hell is he talking about?). Its all Hype and Bullshit and he is taking things too far…. I’m here to give him a reality check… STOP TALKING ABOUT THINGS THAT DON’T EFFECT YA!!! (Actually, it does affect me very much, as it affects any gay man, no matter what color he is). Ur not Black, or ever will be Black, (It’s very insightful. I will never be black, but I see no problem talking about any issue that any community of the world has) so stop talking on the behalf of the Black Community… (Actually, I never did talk on behalf of the black community)

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And bless our controversy-loving hearts, Lucas didn’t end there:

Diesel Washington is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, and he decided to make an Anti-Semitic comment, where he basically said that I should shut up and only talk about the “Jewish thing.” This points out the Anti-Semitism in the African-American community, which I believe goes back to the 1960s (Check out articles here and here). I don’t take Anti-Semitism lightly, so I left a message for Keith Webb at Titan. I haven’t heard back from him yet. But I wanted to bring it to the industry’s attention. Lots of industry professionals are Jews, and I don’t think that such comments should be tolerated.

On a sidenote, I’d like to point out Diesel Washington’s confusion. Diesel is saying that in order to comment on the black community, one should be black. WRONG! One doesn’t have to be black in order to comment about African Americans, just like one doesn’t have to be white to talk about the white community.

PS: Please don’t get me wrong. I am very friendly with the guys at Titan Media. I collaborated with them on projects and the comments by Diesel Washington does not reflect at all on Titan Media, though I believe that Titan should take appropriate actions.

In order to comment on the porn industry, do we need to be in porn?