A deaf man sued Pornhub because he doesn’t understand what’s going on in the videos

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A deaf man demands Pornhub because he doesn’t understand what’s going on in the videos
A deaf man demands Pornhub because he doesn’t understand what’s going on in the videos

Although it sounds like a joke, it’s not. A deaf man has just sued the pornographic content platform “Pornhub“, because he doesn’t understand what is being talked about in the films shown there (as if there is much to understand in a pornographic film)…

A few years ago, Pornhub (the most visited and well-known pornographic content platform on the Internet) launched a feature to help visually impaired people better view their videos.

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But it seems that this initiative has not been enough, since (according to TMZ) a deaf person has reported them for not subtitling the videos and complaining about not understanding the dialogues.

This deaf man has asked for compensation

Yaroslav Suris is the person who has filed this lawsuit, which is based on the United States federal law on people with disabilities (which was passed in 1990) (also known as the “ADA“).

Suris has told TMZ that he feels lost when he consumes the content of his website, since he is not able to follow the dialogues to know what is really happening. It has a certain irony that it is about pornographic content, since the work of the screenwriters is usually not very elaborate in this type of productions.

In fact, on TMZ they make the analogy of a person who claims to buy Playboy magazine “to read the articles”. The lawsuit details some of the videos in which he failed to follow the plot, with titles such as “sexy cop gets witness to talk” or “hot chick takes care of disobedient nephew.

Suris added that he would be willing to pay for a premium subscription to Pornhub, but since he cannot understand what happens in these types of videos, he has decided not to invest the money. In fact, in the lawsuit Suris claims compensation from the platform.

A deaf man demands Pornhub because he doesn’t understand what’s going on in the videos
A deaf man demands Pornhub because he doesn’t understand what’s going on in the videos

Corey Price, vice president of Pornhub, said, “They understand that Yaroslav Suris is suing them by claiming that we have denied the deaf access to our videos. Price said that, “while they generally do not comment on lawsuits that are active, we would like to take this opportunity to point out that we have a subtitle category for the hearing impaired.

In fact, this section was announced in mid-2018, and these interpretive texts help distinguish between emotional changes in the actors’ voices, or other not-so-vocal sounds. At the time, Pornhub claimed that this was “historically relevant audio,” which we don’t even dare to think about what kind of audio is considered “relevant” in a pornographic production.

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