Racist Gay Porn Star Paul Canon Blames “Colored” Tweet On Twitter Hack

Posted September 28, 2015 by with 74 comments

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Mainstream journalist Tracy Clark-Flory has just published an article on racism in the gay porn industry, featuring interviews with directors Chi Chi LaRue, Steve Cruz, and mr. Pam, performers Diesel Washington, Sean Zevran, and Conner Habib, and me. Be sure to read the entire article here (which includes some disappointing quotes from mr. Pam, who seems to say that actors who refuse to work with black or Asian models should have their “personal preferences” respected—ugh), and look out for this part with unabashed racists Damien Kyle and Paul Canon, whom Clark-Flory attempted to interview for the article:

This summer, a matter-of-fact message was sent from [Paul Canon’s] Twitter account: “I am not sexually attracted to colored people.” A later tweet from his account explained the message as a show of support for his fiancé and fellow performer Damien Kyle after he refused to work with an actor of a “dark skin [sic] complexion.” (Kyle’s response to requests for comment was “lmfao” via a Facebook message, but he has publicly expressed a distaste for African-American men: He can be seen in a clip from a recent porn reality show, saying, “I am not racist, I’m not sexually attracted to black guys.”) As the tweet drew controversy, Canon’s Twitter account stood by the remarks, arguing that “sexual preference and racial [sic] discrimation are totally different things.”

The tweets have since been deleted and now Canon has said in an email to Vocativ that he did not send the tweets in question and implied that he was hacked by someone “who wanted only to degrade our character.”

There aren’t enough surejan gifs in the world to properly respond to Paul Canon’s claims about being “hacked.” But on the bright side, we’ve learned something new about our bigoted little friend: Not only is Paul Canon a racist, he’s also a cowardly liar.

[Vocativ: Can Porn Stars Have A Race-Based “Sexual Preference”?]

 

  • Mike Julius

    Why is he even bothering? I mean, it’s not like he’s been penalized for it. Does he feel bad that the general public knows he’s a racist?

    • disqus_9xayOTnP13

      Maybe he really got into his loop with Kayden A and saw the light? If that is the case his response should be” Wow I was an idiot in June…

      • Mike Julius

        That I could respect.

        But like Zach said, at least he owned his bigotry then. Now this? He must think dark skinned people are all stupid in addition to ugly if he thinks we would buy this hack bullshit, dumb fucker that he is.

        • disqus_9xayOTnP13

          No he thinks EVERYONE is stupid if he actually believes this is the way to enplane his tweet what 3 months later

          • Mike Julius

            True.

      • sxg

        Uh, he first did a duo scene with Kaden Alexander at Broke Straight Boys in October 2013

        http://www.brokestraightboys.com/full/play/MTA4NQ==/kaden-alexander-and-paul-canon-flip

        And since then at that studio he’s done orgy-type scenes with Kaden. Not sure if there was any contact between the two. And there’s no telling when that scene at Men was filmed. So if he saw any “light” the light he saw was a racist and ignorant one.

        Or perhaps he’s okay with certain complexions of black and not others, like Johnny V first mentioned.

        • disqus_9xayOTnP13

          Please note the MAYBE. When I use it, it means one of two, or both, things sarcasm ,or i did no research. This time it meant the later and fell into the former.

          One of my many daily King-of-the-Forest moments, where I know exactly what i intend but there is no way for any ones else to have a clue.

    • andrew

      “the general public knows he’s a racist” LOL A couple dozen posters on this site hardly represents “the general public”.

      • Mike Julius

        “The general public” is a saying most English speakers are familiar with. If you’re not, Google is the next tab over.

      • Mike Julius

        The gay porn-viewing public that visits this blog and clicked on that post and posts referencing it, then.

  • Mark-E-Mark

    Can’t be a hack. All Porn guys spell “Promises” wrong.

  • sxg
  • OverKill
  • Myko

    Mr Pam, sitting on the fence? No never
    Dumb creepy bitch

    • Ronan

      That fat bitch has a lot of nerve.

      • andrew

        In the defense of fairness and equality you use the words “fat bitch”. LOL LOL LOL

  • sxg

    “As much as LaRue disapproves of discriminating against sexual partners
    based on race, he says there is little directors like himself can do
    about it.”

    I fucking hate this line of thinking. Yes there is something you can do about it, you can not give these pornstars work. This isn’t the same as forcing someone to bottom when they’re a top-only model. And it’s even worse when the directors cower over the demands of a G4P pornstar to not do a scene with a guy of another race. They’re already having sex with a gender they supposedly don’t enjoy having sex with, why should their race be any different than that? Assholes like Chi Chi LaRue and Mr. Pam are more responsible for the racial divide in gay porn because they continue to let pornstars get away with their racial preferences on set.

    And I call BS on these guys claiming they can’t have sex with black guys. When Johnny V went on Randy Blue live cam and he said he can’t do scenes with dark guys, he got plenty of heat for it. And what did he go out and do? He did a scene with Tyson Tyler. So clearly he was full of shit.

    • OverKill

      I know that’s for real, lame reason too. These studios let porn stars run the asylum when it’s the porn stars that work for the studios not the other way around. Studios shouldn’t have to tip toe around someone’s preference. They know the risk of getting in the industry that the chances of working with someone of another race is very likely so either they get with it or take their ass home and have sex with their preference. I know I couldn’t work with someone that’s so damn limited. Studios need to take back control.

      Some porn stars are the problem but I blame the studios much more for allowing it and not putting their foot down. If you lose a star that can’t broaden their horizons, then boo hoo, create a big name out of someone who is very versatile. We gays know what it’s like to be discriminated against, so why are we continuing the trend, enough is enough.

    • Mike Julius

      Amen.

    • Webslinger

      Dear Paul, Mr. Chi Chi and others in the gay porn industry that supports this line of thinking on set…the picture below is for you…

      http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/your-ass-must-get-jealous.jpg

      Sxg says it BEST above…you are there to have sex with someone…treat it like a lottery and if you are to perform with person x and they are black, asian or white then that is what you are there to do…

      However also by silently yet actively ONLY recruiting white porn actors with the occasional one of darker skin tone…these issues NEVER really arise…but then these actors are FREE to believe that they truly have a choice in the matter…

      This is yet another reason why I do not endorse many studios because of these silent but apparent promotions of racism…

  • Zealot

    “I was hacked” is the new “I won’t cum in your mouth”.

    • Nana Eristavi

      If you’re saying “I’m not racist, I am just not sexually attracted to people of other races”, – not “I am not sexually attracted to this concrete guy, no matter what his race is”, but “all the people of non-Caucasian races”, you’re signing in racism with capital letters. So Paul isn’t just a racist, he’s an idiot racist, which is even worse.

  • Diesel Washington

    He is doing it…

    Screen captures anyone? The internet remembers everything. Hacked? HAHA..I would have given him a Drunk tweet at best, then look for forgiveness. However scene after scene keeps coming out. Either Studio doesn’t care…Or he works for dirt cheap…

    I’m guessing more the Latter…

  • REW7

    Dear “Just my Preference” Gays

    You do realize the “racial preference” defense is the equivalent of straight people talking about “sanctity of marriage”. You’re “preference” is keeping black models from achieving equality in the porn industry.

    Oh it’s just different “genres” of porn? Let’s ask that black model working at some rent by the hour motel if he’d rather be flown to a studio in San Diego or is he cool with the “genre”(motel 6) he’s currently in? I know the white twink working for Helix as an exclusive has no complaints with his “genre”… but I guess it’s the black models fault for not being born white, Funny how institutionalized racism is not a problem when you’re the one benefiting from it.

  • Eric AS

    I used to be fairly fat upwards of 250 on a lazy biologists 5.11 frame. I had a preference for guys with hairy chests and bellies smaller than mine. Here’s the deal my fiancé and my two previous bfs all have bigger bellies than I had. Proof preferences precluding you from love is bullshit it’s racism. I also have had several jobs in my life and if I wasn’t willing to do part of the work either the boss or I would find someone who wanted to trade responsibilities, I’d find a new job, or the most common I’d suck it up and do my fucking job. Just to be clear my jobs haven’t ever involved sucking Diesel Washington’s beautiful dick, or Peter Lee’s, or tongue diving XL’s stinkhole. Any of which would have been a highlight of my week instead of listening to BatShit Crazy Mississippi giving me a performance review. So what would I know about average gay men’s views on this institutionalized racism?

  • James Withers

    Come on Canon fans! Where you at? Hopefully there will be an investigation of this despicable hack of the dude’s account.

  • CK

    Are the studios that hard up for performers that they have to put up with this mess? I may be completely wrong, but given how often stars are burned by studios and replaced, or how often they just leave to do other things, I don’t think there is going to be some huge porn crisis if they put their foot down on the preference bullshit. Talk about giving up too much power.

    • disqus_9xayOTnP13

      Actually that seems to be what the producers are saying.

  • Sed

    Zach. I get the hate for Paul Canon. He’s a racist pig, but why are you so easy on Troy Ryan? What he said might actually be worse. He basically implied that nobody wants to see black models so it makes sense that Helix wouldn’t hire them. He got mad at “black twitter” claimed white Christians were being silenced, and said “that the color of your skin doesn’t make you special, we all have the same problems”.

    Terrance Ingraham
    ‏@DieselWashXXX
    Sep 22
    @TroyRyanXXX #4 I am a model just like you….so do you know how offensive it is to say…Sorry Men of color…there is no Demand for you..? Troy Ryan

    @TroyRyanXXX
    @DieselWashXXX not in the whole industry. There is a niche for models of color.

    Retweet 1

    Favorites 2

    11:52 PM – 22 Sep 2015

    https://twitter.com/TroyRyanXXX/statuses/646517576214773760

    • CK

      Zach covered this last week. There is an article about it.

      • Sed

        its relevant because there have been to different reactions to two people with similar racist views.

        • disqus_9xayOTnP13

          But this piece is on an article that didn’t bring up T Ryan.

          So not bringing him up this time is appropriate in Zach’s report, and also apripo for you to remind the rest of us as to keep it in our minds.

          • Sed

            Whenever Zach writes an article about racists pornstars (good looking out Zach) either Mark Dylan or Paul Canon’s name comes up. I’m just adding Troy’s name to that list. He earned it.

          • disqus_9xayOTnP13

            The more the names that get out there the better.

    • REW7

      You’re so right! Troy Ryan’s way of thinking is just as damaging as any tweet about “colored people” and there was no apology. Troy Ryan laughed it off and Zach was acting as his publicist tweeting that he’s not racist… even though his words and actions would say something else. His words paraphrased: “In this modern time, I’m so tired of people blaming things on them being black. We all have it hard….” Then after the blow out he was still favoriting tweets like “some people want to find racism in everything these days. Just looking for ways to be offended.” You know because that’s not something an ignorant racist would say at all. *sarcasm

      • Sed

        It funny Helix Studios might be the most racist studio out there but off the top of my head I just counted 9 of their current or former models who have worked with black performers. Three of them recently. And it’s not like this was their last hurrah before leaving the industry. They’re still working as models today.

        Sometimes it’s not the performers it’s the studio. That’s a lot for an aspiring model to overcome. There are only so many black studios out there so if you want to get a lot of work you’re kind of stuck.

        • REW7

          Oh I definitely think the studios are to blame. That’s why I don’t buy the whole “Our customers don’t want to see it” argument. If you make hot porn people will want to see it. Studios like Helix let their own prejudice dictate the porn they make. They like blonde twinks so they invest time and money into blonde twinks.

          • Sed

            And now we know at least two of their models are racist.

  • Casey Scott

    Again, Paul Canon did a recent scene with Kaden Alexander. Probably worth mentioning in this discussion.

    • James Withers

      He also doesn’t have a problem using the term colored people. Oh, but wait. He didn’t use it. His Twitter account was hacked.

    • REW7

      And a lot of white models with “racial preferences” are able to sleep with dark skinned latinos(JD Phoenix talked about his “racial preference” of not sleeping with black guys and then he did a scene with Rafael Alencar. whose dick is just as dark as a black guy’s..) . Just because this Kaden Alexander passed Trash Canon’s brown paperbag test doesn’t mean he’s not a racist.

      • Casey Scott

        Of course not, merely saying that it’s noteworthy that this scene came out AFTER he made this comment, and I’m not sure why Zach chose to not mention it on the site at all, to my knowledge.

        • andrew

          Zach doesn’t mention things that undermine his preconceived biases.

      • Sed

        So true.

    • andrew

      Most of the posters on this site aren’t interested in facts that weaken their argument. They just want to rant and pretend that they are the guardians of racial equality.

      • James Withers

        :-) OK. He had a scene with Alexander. Unlike some people, who Canon is attracted to, or bones, is of little interest. In fact, even talking about “sexual racism” is a losing proposition. However, Canon is not some old head, born and raised during legal segregation. Used a an out-dated term, and then got all huffy when warned about its implications (think he even trotted out the ired NAACP meme). That is what makes him a racist. His “my twitter was hacked” makes him a racist with little imagination.

  • cris levin

    Funny he spoke as if he himself is somehow color-less. lol

  • Sed

    The Mr Pam’s and Chi Chi Larue’s of the world are making the problem worse not better. Instead of telling these racist performers to “Fuck off we’ll find someone else” they enable these pricks.

    This isn’t Grindr or some dating service, Its porn, fake it, make it look good and do your job.

  • TheSagaOf

    Not sure why you’re giving this loser the time of day with these articles. Fuck ‘im.

  • Stacy

    The cry used to be NO BLACKS NOT FATS NO FEMS. Well, fems have made a great inway into porn, with most of the Cockyboys having no trouble sometimes letting their fem flag fly – which makes them all the better. They have an amazing bunch of actors and they know what I wished I had known when I was younger, and that is to embrace what makes you different! I think if a porn actor cashes the check he should not be allowed to pick the partner – no matter the color, but then it gets tricky. Recent posts on here show grave concern for Forrest’s “saggy ass,” which I think looks amazing, but there it is – fat is the last taboo. Do you think we will come to a point where RyRo is cast opposite a 350lb bear? If your argument is “people don’t want to see that” then why does that argument not work when the actor is of color. Lots of assholes don’t want to see that, yet we should still make the porn – I personally love opposite porn, but not a lot of that in the business. So what about it – now that black and fem have fallen as justifiable excuses, when will the fat go?

    • Eric AS

      A few months ago the Sword ran some stupid fluff about the gay body types and a porn star that represents each. I’ll be damned the bear looked like the guy who spent all of the previous decade selling Bowflex in infomercials. I was like what happened to the hairy bellies, declining hairlines, etc? It’s sad that gay porn production houses have cookie-cut content to meet a market but instead are sculpting a market by offering only what they’ve deemed worthy. Hence dangerous gutter trash like Treasure Island growing in popularity in no small part because their ideal isn’t physical, it’s some hogwash philosophy of hard fucking.

  • kkdd1

    Who the FUCK cares he sells his skanky ass 4 a living tell him to come back and talk to us when he is doing something that relevant ! Paul is so FUCKING stupid he does not even no that he is a RACIST keep sucking dick and taking it up the ass because that about all he is worthy of doing I am not knocking porn stars for what they do just the ones that are so BLATANTLY ignorant .

  • Marsha Lewis

    Gays are always fighting for equality in the country so it’s a shame that gay studios/directors allow shit like this to go on.

  • disqus_9xayOTnP13

    All you getting on the producers; remember that for every idiot that posts their racism on the inter-tubes, there are at least ten that don’t. So if a model gets hired that has unknown “preferences” you are stuck with them and their “preferences” during that shoot. There is not the time nor financial flexibility to not use them that ONE time. For the sake of the shoot you are going to acquiesce to their “preferences” that ONE time. If they continue to use the model with now known “preferences” then using for-the-good-of-the-comany excuse is invalid and they are propagating racism to the detriment of the industry.

    So the question is should one production house let the others know of the model’s issues?

  • Mark-E-Mark

    Look on the bright side. Black porn guys don’t have to have sex with this Biohazard. Think of yourself as a bug zapper.

  • pangelboy

    The gay community is full of hypocrites. It’s as segregated and racist as mainstream society, if not more, and our porn is a reflection of that. Richard Pryor did a show at the Hollywood Ball in 1977 and asked a question that is still relevant today, “How can faggots be racist?”

    For a group that has had to fight for equality and opening people’s minds the gay community’s attitudes towards racial minorities are stuck in the 1950s. These attitudes are not only affecting the “unity” of the community but people of color’s employment.

    mr. Pam and Chi Chi and all of the “sexual preference” folk can hang this sign up outside their offices/homes.
    http://www.ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/_files/_doc_files/WeCatertoWhiteTradeOnlyP260.jpg

  • Mark-E-Mark

    This is so confusing to me. I know nothing about this industry other than the fact that for the last month I have been doing research for a paper and there seems to be a lot of negativity. I have been reading several blogs, watching the twitter wars and I just don’t get how a consumer can advocate most of this stuff. Unless everything I’m reading is a lie. Let’ stake this racism issue. When a “Model” signs a contract with an agency is there a box they check that say’s what they will and won’t do and what color skin they will or won’t have sex with? And what are the legalities of that Let’s say in their personal lives they are not attracted to men of a different race but on the job they are paired with someone of another race and don’t do the job,,,,what’s the deal. I do not think it’s racist at all in your personal life to be attracted to a specific type (Which I find so weird because your missing out on so many other nice people—but then again I guess this is just sex) Now say I go to work tomorrow and they tell me I am training a new hire and he is black and I say “No I won’t, I don’t work with Black people” I would be fired on the spot Does the porn industry just have their own set of rules? (By the mug shots, criminal records, drug arrests, domestic violence….It sounds like they do) My other thing I have noticed is their seems to be about 3-5 “Newcomers” on the scene every week. So why are the older ones still getting the attention being they all seem to have really bad behavior and attitudes) There are 375 million porn sites on the internet. How can you keep using the word “PornStar”?

  • ltlantnee

    “according to Zachary Sire, who runs the industry gossip site Str8UpGayPorn.com.” i disagree with this characterization of this site. While we all have fun here there has been some real journalism that has been stolen by mainstream press (and shady blogs). The Robert Marucci story, Teofil Brank and Donald Burns …

    • Mark-E-Mark

      Aren’t Teofil Brank and Donald Burns the same person? And I never understood the whole 18yr old HS kid doing porn, He’s 18! A lot of guys that are do porn. Or is it because , oh no, hes still in High School? That’s what sick minds think. I think?? haha.Non Story.

  • paultacoma51

    Great article by Clark-Flory and very honest. I’m African-American and I respect someone’s ‘personal preference’. So on that, I have no argument. But when you consider the consequences of this in the porn industry, and I’m left with wondering what happens to all those men of color who are limited in the amount of work they can get. That to me is the deciding factor in this. Minorities are routinely shut out of a visual media industry dominated by whites and the white aesthetic. Thankfully, things are better now in mainstream film & television after several generations in this country. At the same time, sex is a very personal thing and sharing one’s body should allow one full control of it. However, I consider porn models sex workers who are paid to perform, and part of the job is being cast with whom the company casts, just as I must work with whoever is hired at the company I work or be fired–or I can quit. Why this is allowed in the entertainment industry, when in every other industry it is not, is beyond me.

  • andrew

    Give up the vendetta Zach, stop trying to screw the kid over. You’re beginning to sound like a one trick pony.

  • danny

    Okay Paul. Show us that the tweets weren’t from you and have sex with a black guy!

    • Mihcael Davies

      He already did have sex with Kaden A, and even if he did doesn’t disprove him being a racist at all anyway

      • danny

        Yes, but I don’t really consider Kaden black.

  • C3xxx

    But said producers will sure as hell accept money from non-whites to fund their detox in 2 secs flat.

  • Mark-E-Mark

    Why did it take 3 months for the apology and the so called hacks get blamed??

  • Capello

    Everybody says the best porn scenes are those where there is chemistry between the models but some ones want to force them to have sex with people they are not into for ideological reasons. As for G4P, the pleasure is to see hot straight men humiliating doing gay stuff or they are Bi in denial for marketing or selfesteem or whatever.

    • Sed

      Actually some of the best sex in porn is between performers who don’t like each other. I’ve been reading stories about that kind of stuff for years. I remember Blue Blake saying that two models from “Tales from the Treehouse” Noah Walker and Troy Michaels hated each other, didn’t want to work together etc but when he said action they fucked like rabbits. Why? Because they were hyper- sexual porn performers who love to fuck.

      Porn is not about finding a date to the prom. It’s about doing your job. You don’t know who you might have chemistry with until you perform with them. It doesn’t really matter if they like their partner or not. It’s about the viewer.

      • Mark-E-Mark

        Porn is not about finding a date to the prom. It’s about doing your job. – So why can’t this guy work with a black performer?

    • Mark-E-Mark

      The fact that these G4P guys think they are pulling one over on is is crazier than the studios they work for. Yes the thought that two straight guys getting it on is hot but as soon as they are doing it that goes away, they are no longer straight. So what’s hot about that? I don’t believe any of these guys are straight no matter what they tell themselves. I love to see a “First Timer” just literally get the shit fucked out of him, then slurp up his partners load like it’s another day” Yeah you’re a first timer…pffffft..

  • junk4sts

    After reading the article, it’s pretty clear that the studios and directors are letting “sexual racism” happen. And in doing so, they are saying that the white model is more important than the “other” model. If we think of porn as art (it’s a bit of a stretch) and the director as the artist, then it’s almost laughable that a director would let a model alter his or her artistic vision. When you think about it, white models in gay porn are a dime a dozen. For instance, if Sebastian Kross (Who happens to be very easy on the eyes) said he didn’t want to work with another model, for whatever reason, he could be so easily replaced by say Landon Conrad, or Chris Bines (both of whom are more entertaining at this point because they are versatile on-screen) But if a studio really wanted XL for artistic reasons, who could they get to replace him if he refused to work with his selected scene partner? XL as a package is kind of unique in the business, As are Diesel Washington and Robert Axel. If a studio had wanted to use Paul Canon and he actually refused to work with another model, Adam Ramzi could easily step in and replace Paul. My point is that there are a lot of white models to choose from some of whom are more versatile on screen than the more “selective” and diva-like racial preference models. If the studios and directors didn’t allow the racist behavior, it wouldn’t happen. it’s simple really, the person paying has the power, no model in gay porn is so great that he can’t be replaced with a more flexible and willing model. Just like in every other industry, the employer set the standard. If Raging stallion, Channel 1 and Naked Sword really cared about this problem they could stop it, simply by saying “Paul Canon, today you’re working with Sean Zevran, Sean is ready to go, and I have Adam Ramzi waiting to fill in if you don’t want to work with Sean.” If it were important to Chi Chi, Steve Cruz and mr. Pam, they wouldn’t let sexual racism happen.

  • BareBak6ix9

    I’m black and only attracted to black and Hispanic men sexually but that does not interfere with how I feel about white ppl or white men. I think the only ones outraged by this is gay black men who are only attracted to white men which really just makes them hypocrites and no one cares.