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PornHub have responded to Starbucks banning porn on their free WiFi

Revenge is sexy.

Porn websites are retaliating against Starbucks after they banned access to porn on their free Wi-Fi.

After learning that customers would no longer be able to watch YouPorn in Starbucks outlets, the website has taken action by banning Starbucks products.

So how can a website ban Starbucks?

Well, YouPorn (which is part of the PornHub network) announced that the Starbucks products are officially be banned in their offices from January 2019.

Before I go any further I'd like to know who watches porn in a coffee shop anyway? Also, exactly how many people watch porn in a Starbucks for them to ban it in the first place?!

Nevertheless they enforced the ban this week and apparently have plans to introduce a total block on viewing explicit content in their shops from next year.

A Starbucks representative said:

"To ensure the Third Place remains safe and welcoming to all, we have identified a solution to prevent this content from being viewed within our stores and we will begin introducing it to our US locations in 2019."

So naturally, YouPorn and other porn sites have started to ban Starbucks in its offices.

You can decide for yourself if this is a serious ban or just a fun retort, but  a spokesperson for YouPorn said an official memo that was sent to employees at the company yesterday.

The memo reads:

Dear YouPorn Team: In light of the news that Starbucks has blocked customers from searching and viewing adult content within their establishments, Starbucks products will officially be banned from the YouPorn offices, effective January 1st 2019.

See your direct manager for any questions.

Unless YouPorn introduce coffee police in their buildings, I’m not sure how they enforce such a ban.

But I value porn as much as the next person and so I'm boycotting Starbucks too.