Google has raked in millions of pounds in advertising revenue from videos that exploit young children and even appeal to paedophiles.
One channel which has attracted billions of views on YouTube, owned by the search giant, features clips of sisters aged seven and nine in baby clothes, sucking dummies and being scared by snakes.
According to analysts, the Toy Freaks channel which was shut down by YouTube last week earns the girls’ father up to £8.7million a year, with Google collecting up to a further £7.1million.
Major UK firms including Which? and Iceland responded to the revelation revealed in a probe by The Times newspaper by suspending advertising on the video-sharing site. The row comes after Google and Facebook were criticised for failing to block videos glorifying terrorism.
The Pussycat Dolls, founded in Los Angeles in 1995 as a burlesque dance troupe, sold “an estimated 15 million albums and 40 million singles worldwide,” becoming one of the most successful female vocal groups ever formed, according to AXS.
However in an article by Mike Miller, as described by former member Kaya Jones, it all came at a painful cost.
A founding member of the group, Jones left in 2004, saying it had “stopped being fun.” Now, we know at least a major part of the reason why.
In a series of tweets in the wake of the Hollywood explosion over the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, Jones told her own story — and that of an untold number of other young women. She compared being in the group to being in a prostitution ring:
Speaking to the Daily Beast, former prima ballerina Anastasia Volochkova has claimed that the Bolshoi has become "a giant brothel", with ballerinas providing sexual services to the theatre's oligarch patrons. She had previously claimed in 2013 that "Girls... take turns... going to a party, with dinner and a follow-up, in bed, and going all the way."
The bombshell report goes onto state that Volochkova's allegation is slightly overblown, stressing that ballerinas are reportedly given the choice as to whether they wish to take part in sexual activity with patrons.
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St Andrew’s Cathedral School, a co-ed school with over 1000 students, is fighting an allegedly illegal brothel that is operating a mere 60 meters from the entrance of the school premises. The Star Massage parlour in Sussex Street offers a range of erotic services, but it is the services involving girls who imitate schoolgirls that are causing significant uproar.
The online world was all a buzz after hearing that construction company Geocon celebrated building Canberra's tallest residential tower by hiring topless waitresses to hand out drinks to employees on Friday afternoon.
"The decision by one of Canberra's largest construction companies to invite topless women onto a work site to celebrate the completion of part of an apartment block is alarming."
"That such a celebration took place in the middle of a Friday afternoon in full view of the public and a short distance from a church and school is even more disturbing."
Via the Herald Sun
A WOMEN’S campaign group want posters advertising a CBD entertainment venue removed, claiming it aligns women with meat.
Collective Shout has received numerous complaints since November about the posters advertising Schnitz ‘n’ Tits.
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Collective Shout's South Australian coordinator Nicole Jameson was interviewed along with Psychologist Collett Smart on Adelaide radio on the 23rd or April.Read more