Not to yuck anyone’s yum out here but having someone create a sex toy likened after you is very uncomfortable to think about.
Inferno Dolls, a leading adult toy company, revealed that among all of their celebrity sex doll requests, Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, and Meghan Markle top all of it. Inferno Dolls’ CEO Ben Stroud however, says that “taste” and “decency” stops the company from carrying out these requests.
A self-confessed royalist himself, the CEO said in an interview that they “get requests for Princess Diana regularly, especially after the latest series of ‘The Crown’,” and that he’d never allow his company to diminish or “cheapen” her memory.
“…If we were just motivated by money,” he also said. “we would create Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton dolls and see through sales who is the most popular, but at heart, I am a royalist.”
At the same time, Stroud also revealed that the company also gets numerous requests for British hunk and “The Dark Knight Rises” actor Tom Hardy—from both men and women around the world. He also said that while Inferno Dolls hasn’t created a replica of Hardy (yet), he hopes that he’d be “on board” with the idea of making one.
Upon posting of the original article by the New York Post, people on the Internet had quite the variety of responses to the headline itself. Which to be honest, is quite degrading.
I’m telling you: women do not own their bodies, they lease them from the public. And as a landlord may do what they wish with a property – bc it ultimately belongs to them – the public may do with a woman’s image and body what it wants. https://t.co/f7V1aJ6XRW
— teia is a fake feminist (@TeiaFor) April 20, 2023
are british people ok
— shoe (@shoe0nhead) April 19, 2023
This is absolutely Sickening and should be illegal. Women DO NOT CONSENT TO THIS.
— Louise Woodward-Styles (@MrsLouiseWS) April 20, 2023
I'm gonna say something controversial, but I feel like making sex dolls in the likeness of people, especially living ones, should be kinda illegal. Or like, grounds for a lawsuit of some sort, at least.
— HugintheCrow | BLEED @ WEBTOON and Global Comix🩸 (@HugintheCrow) April 19, 2023
Is this supposed to be Meghan??
I’m not kink shaming but I’m definitely side eyeing
— Alicia Marie (@AliciaMarieBODY) April 19, 2023
This is not what we meant when we said “fuck the royal family” https://t.co/XXL2uL3E0X
— Nikola (@marxwift) April 21, 2023
I actually think it should be legal to sh0t the creators and buyers of this shit https://t.co/WBUapEjEcj
— 𝔸𝕝𝕪𝕤𝕤𝕒 (@ganyufem) April 21, 2023
this is disgusting when will women ever be free of this https://t.co/IJ1d0zndoe
— rabi (@nambapride) April 21, 2023
This is literally disgusting and I hope Kate & Meghan sue https://t.co/rJTOVCZcjf
— Vee 🐉 (@syraxdefender) April 21, 2023
This is actually foul. There is no end to male depravity. https://t.co/xlmt24b2wj
— Charlie @ Male Dating Audacity 🌸 (@MaleAudacity) April 20, 2023
As is often the case when it comes to stories about sex toys and porn, the headline here implies something that isn't true – the company rejects these requests and the lookalike sex dolls they make are made in collaboration with people (mostly porn performers) who consent to it. https://t.co/4GiidPjRk9
— Jack Parker (@MxJackParker) April 21, 2023
Good Lord! What is happening in there 👉🇬🇧 ??? https://t.co/OdpeCfNqqK
— PropaGandalf 🌾 (@xghostnotesx) April 20, 2023
Women's bodies aren't seen as an individual's own home, but as commodities that belong to society and can be used by everyone. So it isn't considered a human rights violation to do these things without the consent and knowledge of women. They don't see us as human beings https://t.co/bhmeOBDuBB
— shine ♀ (@ladymysticalwmn) April 20, 2023
Creating, circulating and selling sexual material, imagery and items using the likeness of people who did not consent should be illegal, considered sexual harassment and be ground for legal action https://t.co/47LsqvfJe4
— Evil D. Void 🇬🇭🇮🇹 (@Voidsspace) April 20, 2023
Disrespecting women always seem to be in the to do lists of different people, and women seriously can’t catch a break from it. While we’re all out here trying to be open and accepting of one’s preferences (sexual or not), this kind of depravity shouldn’t even be entertained by anyone.
How would you feel if a life-sized replica of yours was used for someone’s sexual fantasies? Obviously, if you didn’t consent to it, it would be like you were violated, degraded, or even stripped of your dignity as a person.
Finding (sexual) pleasure in things is fine, but to involve someone’s likeness into the picture is definitely not okay.
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