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A Porn Performer Comitted Suicide After Being Cyber-Bullied On Twitter During Several Days

August Ames was only 23 years old.

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Here's the tweet:

whichever (lady) performer is replacing me tomorrow for @EroticaXNews , you’re shooting with a guy who has shot gay… https://t.co/9uLUwJoAL4

Of course, a lot of people reacted, telling she was being homophobic, but another performer pointed out that gay actors are not tested as much as straight actors are, and that's why August didn't want to perform with that actor.

@MJg0at23 @AugustAmesxxx @EroticaXNews Gay performers do not have to follow the rigorous testing protocol straight… https://t.co/OWKTqsQivE

Again, it was pointed out how she as the right to do whatever she wants with her body and that she has the right to say no.

@AugustAmesxxx Honestly anyone who got butthurt over this was just trying to look cool in front of peers. MOST perf… https://t.co/w0REvSm3Fz

Her suicide has raised a legitime question about sex safety in the sex industry and mostly in the porn industry...

Things need to change in this industry.

...and the fact that people or companies think they have some right on workers' bodies...

Producers, companies, agents, and fans NEED to respect performers boundaries.

...and that you should never have to justifiy your choice of saying "no".

Cyber-bullying has already made a lot of victims.

I don’t have anything to apologize for! Apologizing for taking extra steps to ensue that my body stays safe? Fuck y… https://t.co/8LcLcdV9ki

And sadly, August is one of them.

“Choose who YOU want to work with” “Don’t do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable” “Share your thoughts” Hm… https://t.co/lCAXJoz9cB

The saddest part is that some of the bullies were also porn performers. This was her last tweet. She was also fighting depression.

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