Kanye West Confesses Pornography Addiction ‘Destroyed’ His Family
By Movieguide® Staff
Rapper and controversial artist Kanye West recently opened up about his addiction to pornography and how it “destroyed” his family.
West famously made a public profession of faith in 2019, alongside his first gospel album, “Jesus Is King.”
However, after his conversion, the entrepreneur divorced his then-wife, Kim Kardashian. During their seven years of marriage, the couple had four children, North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3.
West’s addiction confession came in a series of now-deleted Instagram posts in which he also called Hollywood to task for its promotion of pornographic content in movies.
“Hollywood is a giant brothel,” West captioned a since-erased post, according to Page Six. “Pornography destroyed my family[.] I deal with the addiction[.] Instagram promotes it[.] Not gonna let it happen to Northy and Chicago[.]”
West also shared that he does not want his children to attend public school.
“It’s not up to Calabasas or Hulu where my kids go to school. I’m not the crazy one. I won’t stop until I have a say so on my kids no matter what it legally takes,” he said.
West recently shared a photo young students at Donda Academy, a school that he funded and hopes to send his own children to when they are ready.
Pornography is an epidemic that is infecting the world to an extent that even celebrities are starting to realize how dangerous it is.
Movieguide® previously reported on singer Billie Eilish:
Music sensation Billie Eilish recently shared her struggle with pornography addiction and called out porn as a “disgrace.”
The 19-year-old artist said she started watching pornography when she was 11 on THE HOWARD STERN SHOW.
“As a woman, I think porn is a disgrace, and I used to watch a lot of porn, to be honest,” she told Stern. “I started watching porn when I was 11. I didn’t understand why it was a bad thing. I thought that’s how you learn how to have sex.”
However, the “Ocean Eyes,” singer said that her early introduction to porn “devastated” her view of sex and relationships.
“I think it really destroyed my brain and I feel incredibly devastated that I was exposed to so much porn,” Eilish said. “I think that I had sleep paralysis, and these almost like night terrors, just nightmares. I think that’s how they started, because I would just watch abusive [pornography] and that’s what I thought was attractive, and it got to a point where I couldn’t watch anything unless it was violent, and I didn’t think it was attractive.”
“The first few times I, you know, had sex, I was not saying ‘no’ to things that were not good,” Eilish continued. “And it was because I thought that’s what I was supposed to be attracted to. I’m so angry that porn is so loved, and I’m so angry at myself for thinking that it was OK.
“Women’s bodies don’t look like that,” the celebrity added. “We don’t enjoy things that it looks like we’re enjoying.”
Exodus Cry, whose push to protect children from big tech and media that seeks to exploit minors has made significant strides in the past year, recognized Eilish’s transparency and courage to share her story.
“The reality is, Billie’s story is the story of millions of young children who are exposed to porn, whose sexual templates are being shaped by violence and sex that’s void of consent,” Exodus Cry posted to Instagram. “We’re so encouraged to see a celebrity of Billie’s status and age (she’s only 19) speak out boldly about the way porn is destroying the lives of children. This is what our campaign to #ProtectChildrenNotPorn is all about!”
Movieguide® founder and CEO Dr. Ted Baehr writes in his book, “The Media-wise Family”:
It is very important for families to understand that destructive sexual content is not just found in sleazy sex shops. Research has shown that the exposure of randomly selected male college students to sexually suggestive R-rated theatrical movies increases their aggressive behavior toward women and decreases both male and female sensitivity to rape and the plight of the victim. After viewing this type of material, both males and females judge a female rape victim to be less injured, less worthy and more responsible for her own plight.[viii]
Extensive research has been conducted on the aggressive pornography to be found in R-rated films. These movies are easily accessible to teenagers. Many of these movies are broadcast on cable TV. Many such movies show scantily clothed or nude females in sexually arousing situations being attacked, raped, tortured, etc. The research shows that male viewers can be conditioned by watching these movies into associating sexual arousal with inflicting injury, rape, humiliation, or torture on females. As Dr. Cline has noted, “Where these films are available on videotapes (which most are), these can be repeatedly viewed in the privacy of one’s residence and masturbated to with the associated risks of negative or antisocial conditioning noted above.”[ix]
This study, of course, has been made all the more frightening by the growth of internet pornography. As the internet grew from being merely a service for sending text data by modem into the primary video delivery method for the mass media of entertainment, its use for spreading pornography has become ubiquitous. The quantity, and high definition quality of, pornography has exploded and one of the results has been a growth in human sex slave trafficking. As the number of men driven to the depths of pornography soars, so too does the demand for “something more.”
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