AIDS Activists Want Flynt Porn Productions Shut Down

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — Local AIDS activists want health officials to shut down one of the biggest producers in the adult video industry for violating workplace safety rules.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports porn producer Larry Flynt is already facing hefty fines after Cal OSHA has cited his company for not using condoms during production.

In the last month, the agency issued 3 citations totaling $14,000 in fines relating to a failure of Flynt’s company to follow state workplace rules relating to condom use by performers.

But Micheal Weinstein, president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), says that’s not enough — and that efforts should be made to shut down productions all together.

If their current efforts fall short, AHF says its next move is to contact the state Attorney General.

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  1. AL SANCHEZ says:

    NEVER FAILS, IT’S ALWAYS THE SUPER LIBERAL GAY BOYS IN WEHO THAT ALWAYS WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU SHOULD AND SHOULD NOT DO BECAUSE IT’S JUST PLAIN RIGHT!!! THAT’S WHY I’M NOT AN ACTIVIST. I’M SUPER LIBERAL, BUT ONE THING THAT JUST BUSTS ME UP ARE ORGANIZATIONS/GOVERNMENT TELLING ME WHAT TO DO WITH MY JUNK! I DON’T CARE IF IT’S NOT GOOD FOR ME OR IF I COULD DIE — JUST LET ME DO WHAT I WANT TO DO — YOU WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF!

    AL SANCHEZ

    1. Patrick says:

      Maybe you are not as liberal as you say you are. This is a small example of something that is much more large scale.

    2. Smarty Pants jr. says:

      You sound like an idiot!

    3. Stephanie says:

      The MAJORITY of people who live in West Hollywood are STRAIGHT dumba**.

      What do gays have to do with this?!?!

      NOTHING.

  2. Tom Chips says:

    I agree with Al above, it’s a persons choice to have sex unprotected, these activists would be better off educating people about the testing process or seeking to get the porn health clinics to offer the test that can detect hiv at any moment prior to the incubation period of the older tests.

    1. Sanityforus says:

      Uh tommy the point is NOT to interfere with YOU choice idiot, its for the porn companies to have there ‘performers’ play ‘safely’ !! What you do with your life is your business. As for Al he’s NOT gona be around for long anyway so I won’t have to worry about him !

    2. Karen says:

      I agree with Al and Tom. Stay out of everyone’s business. Michael Weinstein want to shut down the production of porn. Oh PUH-Leez. How long has society been “producing” porn?

  3. lala63 says:

    Okay Al … but then if you get Aids, make sure you don’t want “the government” or the state to cover (PAY) for ANY of your medications… okay? Now go on with your bad self. Do what you want.

    1. Patrick says:

      Damn straight. No pun…

  4. General Larry Platt says:

    PANTS ON THE GROUND..PANTS ON THE GROUND

    Lookin’ Like a Fool with your Pants On The Ground!

  5. Chris Johnson says:

    amen just go by your self

  6. Sanityforus says:

    How about I start with YOU, I think somewhere we have a ‘moron’ island where you can run freely and be with the ‘other’ straights of your kind.

  7. D says:

    now you computer has aids!

  8. chuck says:

    This is idiotic. If these people really gave a damn about the health of these performers, they wouldn’t be trying to strong-arm the companies into using condoms. Porn with condoms does not sell. These companies are already losing money thanks to all the free content online. If they are forced to used condoms on top of it all, they will be driven out of business. The performers who will still be able to find work will have to do it on shady, back alley productions where there are no safeguards at all. Leave it to California to bring down the one industry that still flourishes here.

  9. John Andrews says:

    Sounds like straight porn has left this gay fellow with a “bad taste in his mouth”.

  10. John Andres says:

    That picture of Larry looks like he is getting ready to be on the receiving end of a money shot…

  11. Marco says:

    I’m sorry….But does Larry Flynt shoot gay porn?

    1. Stephanie says:

      No, his company ONLY does straight porn.

  12. punisher says:

    Gays should respect others decisions. We don’t protest against them anally penetrating each other. Besides they are the reason aids exists in the first place.

    1. Getta Klu says:

      Oh my God, there are really still idiots out there who think gays are to blame for AIDS? Wow, good educational system we have here.

      Moron.

    2. Karen says:

      Good point punisher. And anyone who does not agree with you is unaware.

  13. Ed Rooney says:

    Flynt looks like a vegetable.
    Is he drooling?

  14. drozone69 says:

    This is not an industry but a mockery of human love.

  15. mom says:

    you all need a dose of morality. kids watch porn, unfortunatly,and that being said, it is somewhat the responsibility of the producers to promote safe sex. if the actors cared about themselves they first of all would not degrade themselves by making porn in the first place and would realize using the condom is for their safety.as far as aids being the fault if gay people, ha ha you are an idiot. next time your online looking for your free porn, take a minute to get informed. their are web sites that will tell you different. aids was spread by the people who were straight and gay and thought it was ok to not use condoms and share needles. i pray our children are not this woefully misinformed too!

    1. Karen says:

      No it is NOT the producers’ responsibility to promote safe sex.

      YOU should have a talk with YOUR kids about safe sex. Why should someone else handle YOUR responsibility?

  16. Mike says:

    If these aids activists were out to truly help, they would focus on IV drug use and HIV issues in third world counties. That’s the real problem.

    They go after Flynt and other production companies because it will make the headlines. Plus, this is the only way they can receive donations from anti-porn crusaders. Once again, it’s only about the money.

  17. Julie Asperger says:

    WoW!!!! Many of your comments makes me ashamed that i am part of the human race with you guys. Some of you are very ignorant and it is really disturbing…..

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