WayBig Blog Demands Anonymity While Accusing Men.com And Str8UpGayPorn Of Promoting “Rigged” Contest
Since 2004, adult news site WayBig has been publishing reviews and editorials on the gay porn industry. The owner of WayBig has published each one of his 20,000+ articles without a byline, instead choosing to post anonymously (unless his legal name is “WAYBIG,” which it is not), as many gay porn bloggers inexplicably and unethically do (if you do not want to be associated with gay porn, then do not become a gay porn blogger who writes about gay porn every single day).
In addition to his 20,000+ articles, WAYBIG has facilitated the posting of at least 1,000,000 comments (an average article on WayBig generates about 50 comments), the majority of which are spiteful, cruel, and insane, as most internet comments are everywhere.
While there is no law against anonymous gay porn bloggers publishing information and facilitating hate speech on the internet, an anonymous gay porn blogger runs the risk of calling attention to him or herself when they win awards, make public appearances, or publish controversial articles accusing their competitors of fraud, as WAYBIG did today.
Here are the relevant portions of an article posted on WayBig today, which accuses Str8UpGayPorn of being in collusion with Men.com and deceiving readers into voting in the “Next Men.com Exclusive” contest, all for the sake of “publicity”:
RIGGED? Is the Outcome of The Next Men.com Exclusive ‘Election’ Between Alex Mecum, Landon Mycles & Diego Sans Prearranged?
Men.com is all about formula, and Men’s formula of choice for Fall 2015 is convincing surfers that their opinions matter. The undergrad interns must have been busy all summer proposing exciting ways to grab fickle porn-surfers’ interest. The result? You get to choose among three cherry-picked studs for “The Next Men Exclusive.” The winner will be featured in so many scenes over the course of 2016 that his image might be seared into computer monitors all across the world.
The dirty little secret, however, is that Men has already signed Alex Mecum and Landon Mycles (and possibly Diego Sans) to exclusive contracts. According to several trusted sources, Alex and Landon are officially off of the market in terms of working for other studios. In other words, if you are hoping for a new Boys Smoking video soon featuring Alex Mecum, you are out of luck. While it is unclear whether the existing exclusive arrangements are for a period of less than a year, basically these studs are already committed to Men.
The contest, and you – the porn surfer’s – role in deciding the next new exclusive, might just boil down to whether you get to see Diego Sans fucked 60 times or 140 times over the course of the next 12 months. Or perhaps it’s all just a sham in order for a certain unscrupulous site with ‘no agenda’ to garner undeserved publicity. Wouldn’t be the first time…or likely the last.
Just as WAYBIG is too afraid to publish using his name, he’s also too cowardly to mention Str8UpGayPorn in the last paragraph above, even though he and anyone else who follows gay porn news knows that Str8UpGayPorn is the site running the poll in the Men.com contest (which, btw, you can vote on here through the end of next month). Also, the idea that my posts promoting the contest (or any posts on any website promoting anything) aren’t being written explicitly to attract “publicity” (which I guess means clicks?) is either incredibly stupid or incredibly disingenuous. Of course, whether or not I “deserve” the publicity is obviously debatable.
Responding to false accusations made about you over the internet is almost always a waste of time, but because this false accusation published on WayBig—which by most measurements is the #1-trafficked gay porn blog in the United States—accuses me of deliberately deceiving my readers, I unfortunately have to respond. And the response is: No, Str8UpGayPorn is not involved in any way with anything “prearranged,” any “sham,” or any “rigging.” Every single vote in the “Next Men.com Exclusive” is being recorded and reported to Men.com, and here is a snapshot of those votes as of today:
As I’ve done with almost every performer-based contest on this site, poll results are hidden after a vote is cast due to the fact that they could unfairly influence voters and/or the performers; it’s also just more fun to keep things a mystery. But, in the interest of full transparency, there they are. Diego Sans is in the lead. There are still several weeks left to vote, so anything could change. If the winner of the Men.com exclusive contract is not the person who ended up with the most votes in the poll, I will obviously know about it, and in turn, so will all of you. And just as a reminder: Men.com doesn’t need to run a contest in order to receive coverage on Str8UpGayPorn—coverage which has been overwhelmingly critical since launching in 2013.
It’s unclear why WAYBIG, who I have literally no history with, has decided to come for me (maybe he was jealous that Men.com didn’t ask him to run the contest? maybe he was mad that he wasn’t nominated for a Cybersocket Award today?), but that’s his right, and make no mistake: I fully support him in his efforts to be a cunt (it takes one to know one), even if he’s only proving himself to be a dumb, lying cunt. The danger for WAYBIG is in his coming for me as an anonymous cunt, which puts him in a precarious position. Whether that means I publish his full name (something he does not want to happen) in the coming days or whether that means I do nothing other than this blog post depends on the kinds of editorial posts that WAYBIG publishes going forward.
If WayBig can’t attach his name to his opinions and his false statements, someone else can, and someone else will. And they don’t need any permission.