Ex-Adult Film Star Backs Billie Eilish’s Candid Revelations About the Damaging Effects of Premature Exposure to Porn
Former adult film star Randy Spears expresses his support for Billie Eilish in the wake of her disclosure about the harmful effects of early-age porn consumption on her wellbeing.
Randy Spears, a former adult film star and director, has shared his support for Billie Eilish’s recent comments about the perils of her early-age porn consumption.
“She’s the kind of person that has a lot of guts, actually, to come out and speak her mind on an issue like this … I applaud her for it,” Spears, who is now a minister, told TMZ. Later, he shared an Instagram post regarding the TMZ interview, urging his followers to “hear my view on what @billieeilish said about how porn is damaging to our youth. 👍🏻”
Earlier this month, Eilish revealed in a candid interview with Howard Stern that she started watching porn at the age of 11, a habit which she claimed ultimately distorted her views of sexual consent.
“The first few times I had sex, I was not saying no to things that were not good. It was because I thought that’s what I was supposed to be attracted to,” Eilish said, adding that porn “destroyed” her brain.
Spears continued, “If your brain is still growing and you have very little life experience of life and the world and you’re trying to digest that … I could see exactly how she could feel that way,” encouraging the singer, also, to use her influence and fame to help educate children and teens about the deleterious effects of porn.
Eilish previously opened up about her mental health struggles: She has been transparent in the past about dealing with body dysmorphia, depression and anxiety, themes which underpin many of the lyrics in her chart-topping songs.
In the U.S., children are exposed to porn, on average, before the age of 11. In a 2019 study, the British Board of Film Classification revealed that 51% of participants aged 11 to 13 surveyed watched porn — often by accident.
These findings illuminate a disconcerting reality: Adolescents are absorbing content that poses a potential threat to their self-image and their understanding of consensual sex.
Eilish also called attention to unrealistic body types that are frequently found in pornographic content, observing, “The way that vaginas look in porn is f*king crazy. No vaginas look like that. Women’s bodies don’t look like that. We don’t come like that.”