Loading...
Porn

Anti-Porn Industry Protesters Hit the Xbiz Awards in Hollywood, Try to Shame Larry Flynt, Steve Hirsch

Comments (0)

By

Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 2:03 PM
click to enlarge Andy San Dimas: You lick me, you really do.
  • Andy San Dimas: You lick me, you really do.

We're not sure what's sadder, that sources tell us the Xbiz Awards are known in the industry as the Golden Globes of porn, or that anti-porn protesters found the Hollywood event Wednesday worthy of targeting.

(If you must know, the Female Performer of the Year was Andy San Dimas. And yes, she would like to thank her fans, even if they're clapping with one hand).

Anyway, yeah, the folks from AIDS Healthcare Foundation were out in force, telling the porn industry to literally put a lid on it ...

... as in condoms. The organization has been after the adult video biz, urging it to adhere to state law requiring condom use on-set.

click to enlarge Xbiz 'Crossover Star of the Year' Riley Steele.
  • Xbiz 'Crossover Star of the Year' Riley Steele.

The porn makers continue to resist, saying that such fare doesn't sell.

The awards ceremony took place at the Hollywood Palladium.

AHF honcho Michael Weinstein called out Hustler's Larry Flynt and Vivid Entertainment's Larry Hirsch:

click to enlarge Hot, steamy protest action.
  • Hot, steamy protest action.

"Existing California law already requires the use of condoms by adult film actors working in the state's multi-billion dollar adult entertainment industry; however, the industry--led by scofflaws Larry Flynt of Hustler and Steve Hirsch of Vivid--continues to defy worker safety laws, jeopardizing the health and safety of adult film performers working here. Flynt and Hirsch are both longstanding and vocal critics of safer sex measures and condom use in their adult film productions. We decided to bring this message about adult film worker safety to the XBIZ Awards to educate the stars, producers and the general public attending tonight."

Related Content

Now Trending

Los Angeles Concert Tickets

Slideshows

  • 21st Annual Classic Cars "Cruise Night" in Glendale
    On Saturday, spectators of all ages were out in multitudes on a beautiful summer night in Glendale to celebrate the 21st annual Cruise Night. Brand Boulevard, one of the main streets through downtown Glendale, was closed to traffic and lined with over 250 classic, pre-1979 cars. There was plenty of food to be had and many of the businesses on Brand stayed open late for the festivities The evening ended with fireworks and a 50th anniversary concert from The Kingsmen, who performed their ultimate party hit, "Louie, Louie." All photos by Jared Cowan.
  • The World Cup Celebrated And Mourned By Angelenos
    The World Cup has taken Los Angeles by storm. With viewings beginning at 9 a.m., soccer fans have congregated at some of the best bars in the city including The Village Idiot, Goal, The Parlour on Melrose, Big Wang's and more. Whether they're cheering for their native country, favorite players or mourning the USA's loss, Angelenos have paid close attention to the Cup, showing that soccer is becoming more than a fad. All photos by Daniel Kohn.
  • La Brea Tar Pits "Pit 91" Re-Opening
    Starting June 28th, The Page Museum once again proudly unveils the museum's Observation Pit, which originally opened in 1952 but has spent most of the last half century closed. Now visitors can get an up-close look at Pit 91, which is currently under excavation. The La Brea Tar Pits, home of the Page Museum, is one of the world's most famous ice age fossil locations, known for range of fossils from saber-toothed cats and mammoths to microscopic plants, seeds and insects. The new "Excavator Tour" is free with museum admission if purchased online at tarpits.org . All photos by Nanette Gonzales.