Ricky Larkin Tries To Walk Back “Not That Many Good Looking Black Guys” Remark, Then Proceeds To Call Max Konnor “Mighty Mouse”

Posted June 26, 2020 by with 56 comments

Think it couldn’t get worse? Think again.

On Wednesday, Naked Raging Hot Falcon exclusive (although, I doubt we’ll be seeing him in any more Naked Raging Hot Falcon movies after this) Ricky Larkin faced severe backlash for recording a video response (as seen above) to performer Küper—whom Larkin was debating with over the lack of diversity at porn studios—in which Larkin said, “There are just not that many good looking black guys in porn. It’s that simple. If there were better looking black guys in porn, there would be more black men shot for major studios.”

Today, Larkin took to social media again to try and walk back the senseless (not to mention bizarrely false) comments by posting the below tweet, in which he says, “I realize that my poor choice of words has caused division and hate. This isn’t an accurate representation of me at all.”

The tweet—in which Larkin doesn’t really admit that he was wrong, and instead simply says he had a “poor choice of words”—led to Larkin being ratioed, with most of the 177 replies dragging him for what many felt was an insincere statement. One of those replies came from Max Konnor (who had been tagged in Larkin’s video reply to Küper), and he didn’t appear to be buying Larkin’s pseudo apology:

 

The best thing Larkin could’ve done at this point was just log the fuck off (or, he could’ve tried to formulate a better apology), but instead, he decided to reply to Konnor. And like I said, did you think this couldn’t get worse?

Trying to apologize for racially tone deaf comments and insulting black men by turning around and…insulting a black man? That’s Ricky Larkin.

In case you forgot, this is the same Ricky Larkin who retired from gay porn in 2013 by writing a “goodbye” letter that insulted his co-stars, HIV-positive performers, and the entire industry. Larkin’s 2013 letter:

I find it outrageous and disturbing to see the number of HIV+ gay porn performers who, by using privacy laws designed to protect against social and workplace discrimination, avoid disclosing their HIV status to their sex scene partners. Yes porn is a “workplace” too, but it’s a workplace that involves having sex, so your partners are entitled to know if you are putting them at risk for a life-threatening disease.

If I had a common cold, before you shook my hand I would tell you that there’s a chance I could pass the cold to you –  just as there’s a chance you won’t catch the cold at all. When I hear numbers like “70-80% of gay porn performers are HIV+” but they don’t have to reveal their status to their scene partner, it horrifies me.

I see gay performers tweet daily that HIV is “nothing to be ashamed of,” but if that’s the case why conceal your status from your scene partner?

The philosopher Plato said that “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” So even though I won’t be in front of the camera anymore, I will continue to use my voice to push for condoms and testing in adult films because it’s the right thing to do.

Unless having sex on camera is something you truly enjoy doing, either don’t do it, or get out NOW, before its ill effects descend on you and crush your spirit. I’m haunted by memories of how I sold myself short so many times, and risked my life for no gain other than a mediocre-at-best paycheck. Not to mention the fact that I’m viewed as a gay-for-pay” prostitute by my entire family and hometown. My power-lifter friends wouldn’t be so friendly if they knew about my double life, but more than likely they’ll eventually find out, too. My career in porn is not going to go away because I’m retired; the movies I made will be available for years to come. This is something I will struggle with both internally and in my community for the rest of my life.

Can’t wait to read Ricky Larkin’s new retirement letter next week.