According to a statement released by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, an activist group, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts company will no longer sell on-demand pornography to guests. The changes to the company’s official policy, via the NCSE:
Effective September 1, 2015, adult video-on-demand television content is not permitted in new or renewed vendor agreements.
Effective July 1, 2016, adult content must be removed from existing agreements and discontinued at all properties worldwide.
Hilton will still offer Wi-Fi service, if you get my drift.
The NCSE, formerly known as Morality in Media, was founded in 1962 by a Catholic priest, an Orthodox priest, a Protestant minister, and a rabbi—a group, one hopes, that walked into a bar together at least once. It puts together an annual “Dirty Dozen” list of institutions that contribute to “sexual exploitation;” this year’s list included Cosmopolitan magazine and YouTube as well as Hilton, which has now been removed.
Also, I’d like to note with pride that I wrote a whole three paragraphs about this subject without making a reference to Paris Hilton’s sex tape! (FYI, porn-hounding porn hounds: That link goes to a thoughtful Slate story about changing public attitudes towards celebrities and sex, not to Paris Hilton’s actual sex tape.)