YouTube Bans Charity Disability Ad Over "Porn" Outrage

By Gary Cutlack on at

Charity group Come4, which is looking to launch a non-profit porn site for disabled users, had its advert pulled from YouTube due to the nudity involved and the advocacy of prostitution breaching its terms of service.

The ad features disabled man Asta Philpot, who recounts some of his tales of visiting brothels as a way of dealing with the many frustrations that come with being in a wheelchair. Philpot branded Google's decision to pull the clip "pretty disgusting," pointing out that: "It's actually ethical. A friend of mine died without ever having a [sexual] experience and I don't ever want to let that happen again."

If you want to see what the fuss is about, the banned short with the delightful whores is still available over at the more permissive Vimeo. It's a bit rude, so do it at home or on your phone in the toilet if you're in a place where people look at what you look at on the internet. [Guardian]