Mad Hatters Say They Want to Create a Porn-Free Hell on Earth

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

A bunch of people with good intentions and potentially bad levels of religious faith have reportedly stated their aim to make Toowoomba in Australia a completely porn-free town. Look, it says it on a card.

It seems to be a big stunt for improving society… or something, and it sounds like they're going to rely on trust rather than kill the internet.

Mayor Paul Antonio (strong pornstar name), who may or may not be going through some issues in his private life, has admitted that the banning all porn thing is idealistic, but says he thinks smut has a negative impact on relationships and should therefore be shunned.

"I dare say there will be some negative comments about it," he said. "But we must begin a journey with one step. I think what we've focused on today is the real value of proper relationships. Pornography has no place in that."

According to reports, he convinced more than 200 chaps to publicly recite a pledge to boycott porn, and he didn’t even need to threaten their families.

Another person who’s all for shaming porn-watchers is event organiser Letitia Shelton, who compared the consumption of the dirty stuff to smoking. "[Anti-smoking campaigns] haven't eradicated it, but there's a lot less smoking going on,” she said, probably to an enormous round of applause.

However, they’re not going to shut down Toowoomba’s adult shops, strip club or brothel, because that would clearly be a step too far. [ABC via Mashable]