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Posted 12/10/17 , edited 12/10/17
Regardless of how disagreeable a stance someone may take, anyone should be ashamed for telling someone to kill themselves. The internet is far too quick to throw any semblance of acknowledging they're conversing with fellow humans online. It's a damned shame for anyone to be driven into such a corner that they feel the need to commit suicide.
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Posted 12/12/17 , edited 12/13/17
there is in no way she said it just because
"she doesnt sleep with gays/bisexuals"
because she has done lesbian porn
also as stated he was promiscues outsideof work



its sad we lost a life
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Posted 12/12/17 , edited 12/13/17
They always ask, "Where is August," and not "How Is August."
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Posted 12/12/17 , edited 12/13/17

Cydoemus wrote:

The right reads it as the left bullying a women who's deciding what to do with her body.
Criticizing the left for this is hypocritical by the right, who are notorious for wanting to limit the amount of freedom a woman has with her body (i.e., abortions).

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Abortion opponents don't oppose it because of "wanting to control a woman's body," they do it because they believe the fetus is a person deserving of human rights and protections. That's totally different from the freedom to choose who to have have sex with.
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Cydoemus wrote:

The right reads it as the left bullying a women who's deciding what to do with her body.
Criticizing the left for this is hypocritical by the right, who are notorious for wanting to limit the amount of freedom a woman has with her body (i.e., abortions).

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Abortion opponents don't oppose it because of "wanting to control a woman's body," they do it because they believe the fetus is a person deserving of human rights and protections. That's totally different from the freedom to choose who to have have sex with.


Maybe from their perspective.
But, at the core, it's still a scenario that dictates the woman's right to choose what to do with her body.
I wouldn't say it's "totally different" when seen at the core - just the direction from the core takes a different spin afterward.
I do agree that most opponents of "pro-choice" would not agree with me, nor do I really want to take the direction of this thread into "pro-choice vs pro-life vs women's rights".
My point is that, from those who are of left-leaning political mindset, it would be seen as a hypocritical statement to condemn the left for getting on a porn star for making an active choice as to who she will or will not sleep with, professionally speaking.

Nobody seems to have a level-headed perspective on this situation, as far as I saw when I was researching the details behind it.
Many condemned her for having been "homophobic" when it was her choice to decide whom to work with professionally (surely, even Hollywood actors/actresses have the right to refuse a role because of their co-stars).
Then you have those close to being conservative calling out those on the left/liberal for being hypocrites when they're not exactly in the moral position to criticize.
Of course, Twitter is a mess and it's hard to make any sense out of the half-written responses about this topic as a whole.
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Potentsaliva wrote:

I guess I'm really morbid/fucked up, but I literally laughed when I read that article and this thread title.

Also what Kao said also made me laugh


No, you're just a little kid. Nothing morbid or fucked up about it.I don't particularly agree with her line of work but what about her death is so funny that you'd laugh at her passing? Suicide is never something to laugh at. You'd understand if you lost someone close to you to such a selfish end.
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Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/13/17
Just that you would think she used to this kind of insulting due to being Porn star and yet she couldn't handle this one so she took her own life.. ;(
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Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/13/17

Cydoemus wrote:
My own view is that she was allowed to do whatever the hell she wanted to do.


That is my view as well. Honestly, I'm surprised this thread turned political. But I guess I shouldn't be given who made it political and that his statement pretty clearly demonstrates he didn't look into the story he just wanted to screech out another political narrative. Politics didn't enter into the Tweet thread anywhere. Heck, the bulk of the argument was over industry standards between a number of different performers who piled into the thread. If anything she took the most abuse from a couple other performers ( one female performer and one male one. The male one in particular essentially told her to kill herself ). There was no public SJW mob or whatever fever dream Ruji is on about.

Oh, and +1 for working the word "pettifogging" into a discussion.



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Potentsaliva wrote:

I guess I'm really morbid/fucked up, but I literally laughed when I read that article and this thread title.

Also what Kao said also made me laugh


No, you're just a little kid. Nothing morbid or fucked up about it.I don't particularly agree with her line of work but what about her death is so funny that you'd laugh at her passing? Suicide is never something to laugh at. You'd understand if you lost someone close to you to such a selfish end.


Hmmmmmmm not only am I little kid I was also pretty drunk when I posted that, but I think my line of thinking was something like this.

What I find funny essentially is that her case is a more extreme example of caring about others opinions when they can't even clearly hear you for what your saying, which is an essence caring about others delusions which I ultimately find abserd and kind of laughable, cause how can you care what they're saying when what they're responding to isn't really you it's probably their emotional reaction,their projection of a past experience, or some misinterpretation of what you said. To an extent I understand tho cause she apparently was dealing with depression and came from a society where we are taught that we need the approval from external sources to feel worthy, and all that doesn't really help. I also laughed at the title thread cause of the OP.

I also laughed at what you said cause these platforms for communicating and speaking aren't really the problem, I'm fairly sure the root lays within us and the way we are conducting ourselves through these platforms and the overall lack of awareness/self awareness of the situation and ourselves. Yeah we haven't really changed and that's also hilarious cause I think a lot of people like to think that we're so modern and advanced
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Wow is this really happening? I thought everyone was all about consent, and now this? Smh.
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runec wrote:
That is my view as well. Honestly, I'm surprised this thread turned political. But I guess I shouldn't be given who made it political and that his statement pretty clearly demonstrates he didn't look into the story he just wanted to screech out another political narrative. Politics didn't enter into the Tweet thread anywhere. Heck, the bulk of the argument was over industry standards between a number of different performers who piled into the thread. If anything she took the most abuse from a couple other performers ( one female performer and one male one. The male one in particular essentially told her to kill herself ). There was no public SJW mob or whatever fever dream Ruji is on about.


While it isn't true that "liberals were shaming her", it was true that others that viewed it as homophobic were the ones who set the circumstances that lead to the inevitable demise of a person.
Of course, the element that is overlooked is that she also suffered from depression and was a victim of prolonged sexual molestation as a child (and when she exposed the molestation, she was not believed).
She had also made comments on the same podcast (as the source of the above information) that indicated that she had used drugs to escape her issues for a while, until somewhat recently.
She was on medication for bipolar disorder, depression, and multiple personality disorder.

The above are the "elephants in the room".
It isn't justified that people gave her shit over her decision not to work with someone.
Could she have phrased it better? Sure.
Did she have to answer people who provoked her, or even engage with social networking until the hype (negative or positive) died down? Not really but our lives (at times) revolve around social networking and she was probably forced to keep up her Twitter account for appearances (which is often the case in the adult industry, it seems).

It became political because of quick associations with "the left" just because someone utilizes words like "homophobic", "xenophobic", or "nazi" when insulting an individuals.
The reality is that people were assholes on Twitter (which comes to nobody's surprise) that ended up causing someone with pre-existing psychological issues to commit suicide.
The reality is that there isn't enough evidence supporting what political views that August's critics held, as many of them were correcting her on the fact that all actors and actresses must go through various tests before a shoot (confirmation of being STD-free a requirement) and correlating that with the fact that she phrased it as though "only gay guys would have AIDS or other STDs as it's more predominate in their culture".
The political correlation is weak and shows the capricious culture of the "right camp" to try to associate anything they can to political parties (i.e., the same method they believe that the "left camp" uses on them).


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Oh, and +1 for working the word "pettifogging" into a discussion.


Unfortunately, I have had to use "pettifogging" in various discussions these days.
Political views and pettiness tend to go hand-in-hand, even when you are attempting to find a middle ground.
I find the same behavior on Reddit and some other forums I frequent too, it isn't just here and it isn't just a subset or group.

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Cydoemus wrote:
Did she have to answer people who provoked her, or even engage with social networking until the hype (negative or positive) died down? Not really but our lives (at times) revolve around social networking and she was probably forced to keep up her Twitter account for appearances (which is often the case in the adult industry, it seems).


She didn't even really engage with much of the twitter threat. She only had a handful of replies. Given her profession I'm sure she's dealt with a lot of shit online to begin with. I'm thinking it was being attacked rather than supported by some of her fellow performers that might have been the last straw. One of the two that came hard down on her is having a pretty rough time weaseling her way out of responsibility on her own twitter now. The other that told her to kill herself has pretty much vanished from Twitter.




Cydoemus wrote:The political correlation is weak and shows the capricious culture of the "right camp" to try to associate anything they can to political parties (i.e., the same method they believe that the "left camp" uses on them).


Indeed. Like I said, I was surprised to come back and find this thread was political all of a sudden.




Cydoemus wrote:
Unfortunately, I have had to use "pettifogging" in various discussions these days.
Political views and pettiness tend to go hand-in-hand, even when you are attempting to find a middle ground.
I find the same behavior on Reddit and some other forums I frequent too, it isn't just here and it isn't just a subset or group.


Honestly, most of my usual websites have just gone to complete shit since Trump won the primary. This one included. The toxicity that man brought to the forefront and effectively made acceptable is appalling. US politics was never pretty, sure. But this? This is bordering on surreal.
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I still can not believe it, I'm really sorry... I think she was stupidly losing her young life, she was making porn stars ahead of her career, she was one of the prettier and prettiest porn actresses ... [link to porn removed by moderator] She was not an ordinary porn star, she was a model between porn actresses! You will miss me, rest in peace August Ames.
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I still can not believe it, I'm really sorry... I think she was stupidly losing her young life, she was making porn stars ahead of her career, she was one of the prettier and prettiest porn actresses ... [link to porn removed by moderator] She was not an ordinary porn star, she was a model between porn actresses! You will miss me, rest in peace August Ames.


This guy porns!
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anderson87 wrote:

I still can not believe it, I'm really sorry... I think she was stupidly losing her young life, she was making porn stars ahead of her career, she was one of the prettier and prettiest porn actresses ... [link to porn removed by moderator] She was not an ordinary porn star, she was a model between porn actresses! You will miss me, rest in peace August Ames.


This guy porns!


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