Earlier this week, ex-amateur-gay-for-pay solo performer Michael Hoffman posted a video on Twitter about how his x-rated past has made finding a job or a girlfriend practically impossible.
“My decision four years ago to start making videos has really f*cked me up,” an older, wise Hoffman, now in his early 20s, said. “I lose girl after girl. I can’t land a relationship. Can’t get a job. Can’t go anywhere. Can’t do anything.”
Four years ago, Hoffman was at the top of his game. He was known as the young, hot, tatted-up bodybuilder who posted a series of solo videos to a number of pay-for-view gay sites and raked in tons of money doing so.
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Today, he’s lucky if he can get $250 for videos that once earned him $10,000.
“Every single person I meet finds out or knows about it, gets creeped out, doesn’t want to be f*cking friends with me,” Hoffman lamented. “I regret everything I ever did. Everything.”
His cautionary tale raises some important questions: Should having an x-rated past make a person ineligible for a job? Is it fair to disqualify someone simply because, once upon a time, they did sex work? Do a few naughty videos negate a person’s chances at having a meaningful professional life?
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It is probably the tattoos that keeping him out of certain professions. People automatically make negative assumptions about people covered in ink and I can’t help wonder if he has a bad attitude to validate those assumptions.
I doubt a fast food job is going to google him when considering his application for employment.
No. And neither should an x-rated present.
Min wage job…no.
Knowing this delusional psycho he’s probably thinking that he should be in a job making 100K/yr .
Hey Queerty, would you hire him? No? Is it because he has no experience other there jacking on videos? There’s your answer.
Instinct magazine has a long thread posted by people who claim to have interacted with him. Seems like a real piece of work.
No. It’s out in the open so the big problem of blackmail is NO problem.
He doesn’t want a job. He’s lazy and smokes weed all day. I guarantee if you would ask him where he has applied for a job, he’ll tell you nowhere.
The reason his online money is drying up is because he rips people off on Skype all of the time. He could be making thousands a week from cam shows and videos from regular customers but instead burns his loyal fans and they never trust him to send him money again.
His dad is rich and owns a food manufacturing business. Michael lives in a million dollar home with his dad. He doesn’t need or want a job because he has daddy’s money
Ummmmmm… I have to ask this, but is there any relation? “mhoffman” is really sticking out today lol
Nope, no relation. I made this screen name a long time ago and addressed that in the other Michael Hoffman post on here
One I read the other day on Instinct about this. A little longer and not just focused on him.
Is there a limit to the shallow, ignorant, sex obsessed stories on this site? Could you please post something for educated people once a millennium?
You’re the one reading them, buddy.
Ironic considering we have “first lady” who is a common whore with dirty snatch shots online. I would think you would be viewed as a minor celebrity.?
Snooze fest! This isn’t shocking at all. Michael Hoffman was cute back in the day but now his POV is about as original as a TGI Friday’s appetizer. NEXT!
When will he see that it is his personality and not the videos that send people fleeing.
Some of the commentary on the other article indicates that it probably isn’t his past, but his attitude keeping him from getting jobs.
As far as I know he hasn’t done anything with a guy on camera, so he’s not gay-4-pay, at least not on camera. But also based off his videos he seems likely gay or homo-dominant. He wasn’t able to get hard in either video he did with women, didn’t cum in either, seemed awkward as hell, barely engaged in any actual intercourse, stared at the guy the whole time during his threesome video and stared at the guy the whole time during a video where he wanked off with another dude. His butthole looks ridiculously stretched out compared to when he first started doing videos. And he has a deep voice that seems very affected and contrived, and there are feminine traits that frequently break through the facade in his speech. He is also known to rip people off, known for being a pot head and now has a ridiculous amount of random tats from head to toe. The dude is just a flat-out headcase.
I do feel bad for people who get into porn or sex work at a young age and think they can just move on from it. It’s not that easy. His porn may be “holding him back” to some extent. But his cluster b personality, his anger, his scheming and scamming, his tats, lack of self-respect and respect for other people and his likely self-rejection/internalized homophobia are bigger life-long weights. His issues clearly extend way beyond wanking off on camera. And the fact that he’s trying to blame it solely on those dull videos highlights that he is a lazy guy who’s in a constant state of self-victimization and egomania.
“He is also known to rip people off”
That in addition to his attitude is the reason he can’t find a steady job and relationship.
I don’t think it’s his past. it’s more like his attitude.
That’s what I was thinking. It’s easier to blame it on a soft porn past than to work on who you are as a person.
A friend of mine, Craig (stage name Cody Steele), did some porn for money, then attempted to settle down into a regular 9-to-5 office job, but didn’t land one until he finally stopped listing “pornographic film actor” under “previous job experience.” Once he eschewed that identity, he did great—but of course, he was a decent human being, unlike this guy.
My guess is that it’s his attitude more then anything else that affects why he isn’t gainfully employed or in a relationship. Take ownership of who YOU are and what YOU did. Then go from there.
There seems to be a lot of people who know this guy personally in the comment section (I don’t mean that sarcastically either.) Regardless, the *general* question is should and X-rated past prevent someone from getting a job and the answer is “no” in my opinion especially considering the vast majority of people out there watch adult videos at some point.
This particular guy may not have the skills/personality to get a job which may factor in(I don’t know him), but sadly having a past or present involvement in adult films is a very real barrier to employment in our puritanical and hypocritical country.
It’s not entirely connected to “puritanical” it’s also about displaying good judgments and the personality types that frequently get involved in the adult industry. Also, the comment section veered beyond the topic because anyone who’s actually paid any attention to the guy knows that him wanking off on camera is not his only conflict.
If he chose to make his body look like a giant coloring book ..fine…anyone who does porn thinks of the moment ..the money what can I get now..years later thousand tattoos later he’s stuck..hey try construction work nobody cares what you look like.do the.job..save money get them removed .I bet he will go back to porn..and a company that pays did dell squat too
Maybe its not the porn but the fact that he makes poor choices, and maybe isn’t a great human being. Blaming porn because you can’t keep a girl, is bullsh!t there is no causation there plenty of real pornstars date. And everyone has dating problems.
And if you have no job stop paying for expensive tattoos… look at those vids.. those were not there before. Pay your [email protected] bills. Be responsible.
NO HE SHOULDN’T UNLESS HE DOES SOMETHING TO SHOW THEM THAT HES NOT QUALLIFIED FOR THE JOB OR ISN;T REALLY INSTERESTED IN THE JOB.
An x-rated past should not make a person ineligible for a job. But being a scammer should. Michael has a history of advertising custom videos or Skype appearances for which he takes the money and runs. Evidently he’s the kind of scum who feels entitled and nothing is ever his fault. When he can’t find a girl that can stand him for long, it’s because of his xrated past. Oh, puhleeze. It was probably the xrated past that attracted the girls in the first place. No, the the real reason the airhead prettyboy can’t find a girl is because none will put up with his attitude problem. You can scam people online but in real time they won’t put up with shit.
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