Mike Kulich Pulls His Plug

At the risk of over-exposing Mike Kulich — the 2004 Staples High School graduate who runs one of the world’s 100 most visited websites — here we come.

Kulich’s site refuses to serve any computer with a North Carolina IP address. He says those blank screens will stay in place until the Tar Heel State repeals a bill that is takes away rights for the LGBT community.

Mike Kulich said his website believes in equality for everyone.

XHamster's new pro-LGBT rights logo.

XHamster’s new pro-LGBT rights logo.

That website is XHamster. The list of options proves Kulich is right. There is something for everyone.

Everyone searching for porn, that is.

The Staples grad is not the first person refusing to do business in North Carolina. Bruce Springsteen canceled last Sunday’s concert in Greensboro, to protest the law.

That got a lot of publicity. But nothing has changed.

Kulich thinks his move can help.

“Porn has the power to do what Bruce Springsteen can’t,” he says.

(I’m not the only media outlet covering this story. It was #1 on Reddit this morning. To read the Washington Post‘s take, click here. Hat tip: Dick Lowenstein)

5 responses to “Mike Kulich Pulls His Plug

  1. Lee Scharfstein

    Never apologize D-money.

  2. Kevin O'Brien, CWO USN (Ret)

    Thank you Mr. Kulich for blocking my state of NC from your mega porn/pedophilia site XHamster. The proof is in the pudding. Our kids are now protected from your crappy online porn/pediphelia site. Is there any way you could see fit to get your buddies in the online porn industry to follow suit? We in NC are laughing uncontrollably at the notion that you’d think this ban would hurt us. Quite the opposite in fact. Thank you. BTW, the transgendered are not the problem with open bathrooms. The abuse by those the city ordinance allowed to take advantage would’ve been too much to bear. There are dozens and dozens of men being arrested around the country for abusing these ordinances. Again though, thank you Mr. Kulich. May the rest of the cockroaches follow your lead. As someone who was sexually molested by a perv with a knife in a public bathroom when I was a kid in New England, thank you, thank you, thank you. Oh, and Springsteen and Bryan Adams are against performing in NC, but don’t have a problem performing in foreign venunes in countries where they hang LGBT’s and/or throw them from the roofs of 20 story buildings for fun. But again, thank you.

  3. Kevin O'Brien

    Mike Kulich said his website believes in equality for everyone.

    Everyone that is except the people of NC. Actually, thank you for doing NC a service.

  4. Kevin O'Brien

    “Kulich’s site refuses to serve any computer with a North Carolina IP address. He says those blank screens will stay in place until the Tar Heel State repeals a bill that is takes away rights for the LGBT community.”

    This is not accurate. If a NC ‘puter tries to access his site they are presented with a question asking whether they support the overturning of the ordinance. If you say yes you’re blocked. If you say no you’re granted access.

  5. Jill Nash von Schmidt

    Why is the restriction of men in women’s bathrooms automatically seen as hatred & bigotry and not as protection for those women and young girls from the potential sexual predator? Why can’t those who are uncomfortable with their biological gender use a family restroom?