Belle Knox: Student / Porn Star

Belle Knox

Making massive waves in the United States is a young Duke University college student recently ‘outed’ as a porn star. Her pseudonym is (or was) Belle Knox.

In order to afford her $60,000 USD annual school fees, Belle Knox decided to make some money in the porn industry.

Unfortunately for Belle, fellow student Thomas Bagley released her identity to fellow classmates.

Belle since wrote a piece for xoJane stating “I couldn’t afford $US60,000 in tuition, my family has undergone significant financial burden, and I saw a way to graduate from my dream school free of debt, doing something I absolutely love.”

After her identity was shared, Belle Knox suffered from bullying and harassment from those across the world. Belle argues that it’s hypocritical to demonise those that are making porn – when those same people are very often consuming that same product.

And while this debate could easily have focused on the extremely high cost of education for students these days, it instead focused on the type of work required to afford to pay those bills.

Since Thomas shared her identity, he has been outed by the distributor of the video as *probably* into “rough facials”. He’s also been offered $10,000 to appear in his very own adult film.

What’s interesting in this particular case, is that Thomas is receiving just as much attention as Belle Knox. And more interestingly, is that he is being just as demonised.

Does this signify a real change in society’s mentality? Would you do adult film work? Belle Knox majors in Womens Studies and Sociology – does that change your opinion?

Update: News.com.au is now reporting that Belle Knox’s father has returned home from army duty in Afghanistan to find his daughter famous across the United States. News.com.au have also decided to provide readers with Belle Knox’s real name.

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