Adult film star Max Konnor recently had an “honestly moment” with his 48,000 Twitter followers:
I hate when guys refer to my dick as BBC or anything along those lines. You don’t specify the color of a white dick….. I am not a fetish. I am a human being.
— MAX KONNOR (@maxkonnorxxx) January 17, 2018
So far, the tweet has received over 70 comments, 125 retweets, and 730 likes. It’s also sparked quite a bit of dialogue.
Some agreed with Konnor’s point:
Honestly I feel that I get looked over cuz I’m black. I talk to these other models kinda and respectful, seeing if we can hang shoot a scene and it’s like I get looked over. I kno I’m kno ugly dude but damn can I get a lil respect or support from my so called brothers??
— Avatar Akyia (@AvatarAkyiaXXX) January 17, 2018
AMEN MAX!!! your a human just like us and a beautiful one doing fab work. if they see only that they are blind n ignorant i love you as you are your 1 of my favs!
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK
— Terry W Peters (@TerryWPeters) January 17, 2018
It’s a reality not just in that industry, men of color are consistently used as a fetish. Don’t get me wrong we can lay it the fuck down, but why all the BBC talk? I’m into kinks but I’ll never be someone’s fetish.
— The Makings Of… (@AfroRicanSzn) January 17, 2018
Others pushed back:
Two sides…a lot of us white bois are conditioned into it by black men. “once you go black”/”the darker the berry”/mandingo. Dated quite a few black guys who use this kind of shit as their pickup lines, called me “white boy” all the time, ask me how i “like that bbc?!”
— ummm weird (@Indrewscretion) January 21, 2018
I admit I over use the term BBC, but I also see BWC (Big White Cock) used as well. Sure there isn’t a BWC category on porn sites, but I think that’s more to do with the fact that “Default Porn” is White Male / White Female…then it’s breaks into categories after that
— Secret Bi Guy (@SecretBiGuy89) January 17, 2018
have you ever used the word twink? cos thats making someone a fetish
— Joshua (@CoyoteDork) January 17, 2018
But this isn’t the first time adult film performers have raised issue with the fetishization of race within their industry.
Last November, performers Hugh Hunter, Dolf Dietrich, Sean Devran, and Armond Rizzo boycotted the GayVN Awards (a.k.a. the “Oscars of gay porn”) over the way the awards segregated performers of color from caucasians (i.e. an “Ethnic scene” as opposed to just a “scene,” or a “big black c*ck” as opposed just a “big c*ck”).
The @gayvn awards announce nominations including a BEST ETHNIC SCENE category for black, Latin, and Asian models. Meanwhile none are nominated as best actor or supporting actor.
My response, “…I am respectfully declining my nominations in all categories…”
Full letter here. pic.twitter.com/CQPxZFRuZ6
— Hugh Hunter (@theHughHunter) November 25, 2017
In a 2017 op-ed, Jeremy Helligar, author of the book Is It True What They Say About Black Men?, puts it best:
With the acronym for “big black”… – well, if you’ve read this far you probably get the XXX picture – I haven’t figured out if the gay white men who use it do so because it’s easier to write, or if it’s just too embarrassing to spell out “big black blank”. Whatever the reason, the implication is the same: I’m no longer a three-dimensional person. I am my big black blank.
[BBC] the new bane of my gay existence, and when I object to the racist objectification (because it’s basically saying that as a black man, that is my primary value), I ask them this: Would you want your sister to get involved with a guy who refers to her as “BB” for “big breasts”?
h/t: New Now Next