Helix Studios announced it has fired performer “Dustin Gold,” whose real name is Joseph O’Brian, after he was caught on camera calling a Black sanitation worker a “f*cking n*gger” before assaulting a pedestrian.
There’s just one thing thing though.
Gold hasn’t actually worked for Helix Studios in six years. In fact, it appears he may have retired from the adult entertainment industry years ago. (His last Twitter post was in 2017.)
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“Dustin Gold has been fired,” the studio said in a tweet yesterday. “He hasn’t worked for us since 2014 and we will not use him in the future.”
Dustin Gold has been fired. He hasn't worked for us since 2014 and we will not use him in the future.
— Helix Studios® (@HelixStudios) July 21, 2020
But NYC City Council candidate Anthony Beckford, who helped make the racist video go viral when he shared it on social media earlier this week, says firing Gold after six years of not working isn’t enough.
He called on Helix Studios to take down all of Gold’s videos. As of now, his model portfolio remains up on the studio’s website.
All of Joe's films need to be removed.
— Anthony Beckford (City Council Candidate)? (@Vote4Beckford) July 22, 2020
Queerty reached out to Gold/O’Brian for comment yesterday. We never heard back, but we will update this post if we do.
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I think it’s safe to say Helix’s move on ‘Firing’ him is just a token [but also Symbolic] statement. O’Brian is hardly Helix material at this point anyway.
It’s likely Helix knew his career would be traced back to them as a former star at some point and got out ahead of it by ‘Firing’ him preemptively. Which is about all they could do.
What O’Brian might face going forward for the next week or so is the embarrassment of the two videos and the justified shame that comes with it. He won’t work in Porn again, and might be Toxic for anyone who’s dating him. But that’s all this story will travel.
He has not worked in gay porn for six years and had left Helix and worked with other studios before he retired.
What kind of BS is this and how can Helix get away with trying to get some free publicity out of this mess? This means nothing and yet it is reprinted uncritically.
Did you read the tweet or click on the thread? They didn’t say they just fired him now nor are they the ones that started the conversation. They answered a post on their page.
I do believe they meant they fired him in 2014. The problem is in how the studio worded the tweet. “Has” is the present tense third-person singular of have. So they should have used “was” instead. However if you read the tweet out loud and put the emphasis on “has” you’ll get that familiar b****y tone people sometimes use when they speak.
LOL That is exactly how I read it.
Also, you should include the reply to somebody where they say they fired him 6 years ago, not after the video of him was released.
I can’t imagine what it takes to get fired from a porn studio that only employs young twinks. I mean the bar has got to be pretty damn low already.
Aging out and/or loosing your bean pole physique.
@jayceecook beanpole is right
He will probably have a hard time finding any kind of job now. Obviously he doesn’t have any brains and the body is gone so there aren’t a lot of options.
The world wouldn’t end if his vids were removed, but its possible that other actors that are favorites of that site’s customers are in those videos. I don’t think asking the videos to be removed is a fair request. I think he feels comfortable making that request simply because its gay porn. Let me try to explain via analogy. If he were to find out years after the fact that one of his all time favorite films had a problematic performer in it or crew member that worked on it, (most movies probably do) I doubt he would be crusading to have that film erased from existence. The movie itself wouldn’t be depicting the personal views of the problematic performer or crew member. I imagine thousands of amazing films and TV shows have had problematic people working on them. Should we get rid of them all? I think that would be ridiculous. So why should it be less ridiculous in the case of gay porn?
Oooooo,,,,,gurl…you dun wen and lost all ya coins. No honey..No honey..No!
I can’t imagine that that out-of-shape pig is still making porn.
People of all sizes make porn. He’s more warthog or capybara than bear or otter.
It figures. He’s gorgeous but a racist pig.
@DarkZepher. Unless he was the main and lead character like Bill Crosby was
In all fairness, NYC sanitation workers are about the worst people on earth. They’ll block an entire street for as long as they want for no reason, just to show you who’s boss. And it’ll turn anyone into a raging lunatic. Still, that language is something you just can’t do. It would have been so much better if “Dustin Gold” got his ass handed to him.
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