Where Israellycool & Others Go Unintentionally Hardcore

This is a bit of a different type of Israellycool post, but bear with me.

Gizmodo reports:

A flood of hardcore porn popped up on websites across the internet Thursday, infiltrating the likes of popular news sites like the Washington Post, New York magazine, Huffington Post, and other web pages.

The incident occurred sometime around mid-afternoon, when people reading serious news stories in serious media outlets suddenly found themselves staring at links to videos with names like “Bottoms Up Brianna,” “Naughty Spy Girls Part 2,” and “Marsha and Megan Make a Mean Team,” among others.

In short, the pornageddon seems to have been initiated by a recent acquisition: A porn company, called 5 Star Porn HD, bought the domain for a now-defunct video hosting site, VidMe. Previously a promising startup that sought to become a competitor to YouTube, VidMe went out of business back in 2017—and its domain recently expired.

Full disclosure: Some sites belonging to G/O Media, Gizmodo’s parent company, were swept up in the mishap, though the stories in which the adult content was embedded have been since cleaned up. The Washington Post, HuffPost, and others also appear to be scrambling to delete the pornography from their pages.

Mental note: Must avoid any Jizmodo jokes.

And why am I posting about this? Because Israellycool has also been infected. I stumbled upon one such occurrence on this very website, and immediately deleted the video. There may be more, and it is unfortunately a case of whack-a-mole.

If you also stumble across any posts of mine displaying some things that make you blush – not including any of my bad puns – please contact me via the Contact form.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media