Andrew Yang says that “rampant access to pornography is a real problem” for young kids.

Democratic candidate Andrew Yang randomly tweeted concern about the “rampant” access to pornography that kids currently have. As of October 7th, 2019, the polling average indicates that Andrew Yang is in 6th place, placing him ahead of both Beto O’Rourke and Corey Booker (according to Real Clear Politics). While we do not endorse candidates, political parties, or legislation, a major US presidential candidate discussing this is undeniably a pretty huge deal!

Just 11 minutes later, we responded on Twitter.

Andrew Yang’s tweet garnered a relatively massive 8,200 responses, 4,200 retweets, and 34,900 likes as of October 7th, 2019. The #YangGang (a popular nickname for supporters of Yang) and Twitter users as a whole seemed rather split on the issue, although from our qualitative glance-over, it seemed like most responses were pro-porn. Maybe someone should let them know about some of the current research proving problems related to compulsive porn use, especially among those who have access to unlimited Internet porn from a young age.

People who criticized Andrew Yang’s tweet:

People supportive of Andrew Yang’s tweet:

It is unclear whether or not Andrew Yang wants to pursue legislation such as mandatory ISP-level filters (with a corresponding opt-in system) or including “porn education” in public school sex education programs. Regardless of whether or not he simply wants to raise awareness about porn addiction for people to privately pursue solutions, or supports governmental legislation to address it, he most certainly doesn’t want to “TAKE AWAY THE PORN” from consenting adults who choose to create or consume it (Yang supports decriminalizing the personal use of opiates).

Again, while NoFap is thrilled to see a presidential candidate speak up about this issue, this isn’t an endorsement of Andrew Yang. We focus on recovery and it isn’t within the purview of our work to endorse political candidates. NoFap is a non-partisan, non-legislative website that helps its users overcome porn addiction. Learn more about us on the About page.

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