Dutch Porn Star Awkwardly Uninvited From Modern Warfare 3 Launch Party

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Dutch Porn Star Awkwardly Uninvited From Modern Warfare 3 Launch Party

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A Dutch actress was quickly and awkwardly uninvited from an official Modern Warfare 3 launch party in Amsterdam after Activision discovered exactly what kind of films she stars in.

Are you familiar with the work of actress Kim Holland? She's made numerous appearances on television and stars in several films, none of which I can actually name here because I don't want to get fired. Suffice it to say that she's best known for her roles in a very popular genre that you're not very likely to see down at the local Cineplex.

Activision apparently wasn't entirely clear on who she was when they invited her to an official Modern Warfare 3 VIP party in Amsterdam later this month. She got the invite not only because she's a recognizable actress but also because she's an actual gamer and a big fan of the Modern Warfare series. But a few days after she got the invitation, an un-invitation arrived.

"The American publisher of Modern Warfare 3 has indicated that they prefer no representatives of the adult entertainment industry at the party," the message sent to Holland, apparently from Dutch television show and party host Gamekings [and obviously Google translated] says. "And so there must be some women in Britain and the Netherlands are canceled. I know, a little hypocritical, but the U.S. [is] the U.S. and I'm just the messenger."

Holland expressed disappointment with the decision, not just because it means she won't get the new Xbox 360 and free copy of Modern Warfare 3 that's being given to all attendees, but because of what she sees as blatant hypocrisy on the part of Activision. It's okay to make a videogame that has players killing hundreds of people, she complained, but associating with someone from the adult film industry is "really unacceptable."

"Murder is neat," she wrote, but "the love-makers [are] dirty."

via: Kotaku

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I'm reminded of the Penny Arcade comic all over again.

well at least she was mature about it, and she does have a point.

shame on activision for not doing the slightest bit of research it seems...a "let me google that for you" just doesn't bring this justice.

This is highly insensitive by Activision. I am shocked and appaled. To make things right, I would like to invite Kim Holland to a party of my own, as compensation... :)

What a clever and concise quote on her part.

I hasten to add however that being paid to have sex with an entire soccer team while some of them wear monkey masks hardly strikes me as "love" making.

Would I have uninvited her though? Nope. Frankly if she was a fan before I'd want to keep her as a fan still.

"Oh shit, looks like we've been unprofessional! Let's make up for it by being rude too!"

Dicking somebody else around because you didn't do your research makes working in the porn industry look classy. They should've let the invitation stand.

Y'know what. I actually think that's really unfair. So she's a porn star, it's not illegal, and it's worth remembering that behind that she's also a person. Shame on Activision for not doing their research, and then double shame for unceremoniously dumping her for no reason other than she's a porn star. Who are they worried about upsetting? The sort of prudes who will think less of you if you even so much as associate with someone who engages in something they personally disapprove of? Not only can people like that go fuck themselves, but face it Activision, they're gonna whine about you no matter what you do. They're certainly not going to buy your game, so why should you care what they think?

"Love-makers"?

Is that what we're calling them now?

cjbos81:
"Love-makers"?

Is that what we're calling them now?

I think that's a cleaned up Google translation more than what she actually said.

"Murder is neat," she wrote, but "the love-makers [are] dirty."

Giggity giggity.

Would they also ban Traci Lords? Sylvester Stallone? Arnold Schwarzenegger? Marina Sirtis?

Funny how Teri Hatcher is still invited:
http://terihatcheronline.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=796

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Wow... I can safely say I agree with her point. It's entirely fine to make a stage where you do nothing but shoot up a bunch of defenseless civilians in a populated airport, but its not alright to invite someone whose profession is a little outside the market of young hormone-fueled brats, at least according to Activision?

I'd like to think that's the same reason I wasn't invited...

MW4 will include a strip club level. Calling it now.

she had another rather unsubtle but legen... wait for dramatic effect... dary quote: i'd rather have a sperm-shower then a bloodbath

i thought it was genius

Yep, I knew keeping this would come in handy. To anyone from any country that's not America that wants to act like this kind of prude behavior is only exhibited by Americans:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/113743-Duke-Nukem-Forever-Ad-Banned-in-the-U-K

Kindly remember that it's not only Americans, and keep your bigotry and ignorance to yourselves for once. ;)

"Oh no, we might get bad publicity at home if we let this porn star attend our event!"

Except that were it not for the uninvitation, no-one outside the Netherlands would even have known she was invited in the first place. I sometimes wonder if Activision actually has a PR department, or just an aquarium full of manatees.

Didn't Blizzard ban a porn star when they found out her WoW characters name? I don't get why they are seen as such bad people.

Modern Pornfare 3

This level features a controversal airport level, where our heroine has sex with unarmed civilians, press 1 to skip or 2 to play.

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FarleShadow:
Modern Pornfare 3

This level features a controversal airport level, where our heroine has sex with unarmed civilians, press 1 to skip or 2 to play.

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It would certainly be a way to auto-beat Battlefield.

This is a joke, if I was at that party she would be the only person there that I'd be interested in talking to.

I love how everyone there was all like "yeah! we all sit around on our ass and shoot fake people on a screen, woo!" then she shows up and its like "wait, you've had sex? multiple times? BLASPHEMER, GET OUT!!"

I sort of agree with her. I mean you'd invite professional soldiers to an event (whose job it is to kill people), but not porn stars? I'd think that'd make for a more fun party as well.

Well as long as they didn't invite those guys from Granger Games.

That seriously is the best looking picture of her. You should see her without the photoshop... *eesh*

FarleShadow:
Modern Pornfare 3

This level features a controversal airport level, where our heroine has sex with unarmed civilians, press 1 to skip or 2 to play.

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This made my day. I always did think Captain price looks a bit like a 70's porn star. Kinda sounds like one, too.

And poor Kim learned the hard way about America's hilarious priorities. Let the kids murder thousands of virtual people, but GOD FORBID they see any tits or ass, we wouldn't want to corrupt them. On the plus side, you avoided attending an Activision (see: the devil) hosted event. And for a mediocre cookie-cutter game, too. Go buy yourself a copy of Battlefield 3 if you actually enjoy shooters.

cjbos81:
"Love-makers"?

Is that what we're calling them now?

The literal translation would be: "Shooting as many people as possible is nice, but sex is dirty"

mjc0961:
Yep, I knew keeping this would come in handy. To anyone from any country that's not America that wants to act like this kind of prude behavior is only exhibited by Americans:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/113743-Duke-Nukem-Forever-Ad-Banned-in-the-U-K

Kindly remember that it's not only Americans, and keep your bigotry and ignorance to yourselves for once. ;)

Wasn't banned, it was put after 11, you know, when people who aren't legally allowed to buy it are all asleep. Call it prudish, but it was an entirely logical call, this one wasn't.

Christ, I ain't even patriotic but your arrogance pissed me off there.

I wonder if she'll play other shooters instead now that this happened.

I liked the "sperm shower" quote too but it seemed a little bit much for a news post.

That said, she makes a very good, albeit rather obvious, point. There's some delicious irony in being all worked up about having a porn star attend a launch party for a videogame that's essentially an eight-hour bloodbath.

(Please don't correct me on that, I have no idea how long the game is and I don't care.)

The_root_of_all_evil:
Funny how Teri Hatcher is still invited:

Yes but you see, she is not a porn star. meaning she is not paid to have sex on camera. Even if she was once filmed nude, there's a difference between being a shill and being a whore. Primarily, I suspect penetration is that difference.

Not that I think being a porn star should turn you into a praiah. But Terri Hatcher could hardly be called a porn star. Seriously now.

In 2006 the "Adult" industry made something like $97 Billion in revenue. Yes that's Billion, with a B. And yet somehow, porn is an inappropriate activity that only "other people" watch.

Come on folks it's MW3. Just about everyone playing it will be watching porn either before play, after play, or during load screens.

I love that, they make her out like she's an ambassador for the whole porn industry...I really doubt she'd go into the party to try and sell porn to everyone, why can't she just be a regular gamer?

It's an "M" rated game, Activision. Do you really think there's no audience overlap? Show a little humor and a little spine.

She has never come off as a particularly intelligent woman but I think she handled this quite nicely.

The fact that the event takes place is Amsterdam just adds to the story.

If sex bothers the boys at Activision that much, stay clear of the red light districts.

I rather like her little quote at the end there. But, really, Activision, you're just showing how infantile you are. You make an M-rated game, there should be no problem with am "M-rated" actress being there.

But, then again, this is the same company that backs an MMO that's about to have kung-fu pandas, it's no wonder they don't want put any adult vibes out when their big money maker is a game for babies.

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