Hotel Chain Cuts On-Demand TV Porn From Guest Rooms Across the Globe

Hyatt Hotels has become the second major hotel chain to announce that it will remove in-room, on-demand porn, according to an anti-smut advocacy group.

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation praised the move in a press release on Wednesday, saying that Hyatt Hotels made the decision after learning about the purported societal dangers that porn poses.

“With this step, Hyatt is proving itself to be a leader among corporations that value a positive and safe environment for their consumers,” Patrick Trueman, president and CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, said in a statement.

According to Trueman, Hyatt Hotels axed porn after advocates reached out to “share concerns about the neurological and psychological harms of pornography.”

The move is one that also helps to combat sex trafficking and prostitution, as Trueman said that those industries are directly related to porn.

“Pornography not only increases the demand for prostitution and sex trafficking, but sex trafficking victims are also often used in, and trained how to perform sexually by pornography,” Trueman said. “[We are] grateful to Hyatt for its policy change and commitment to oppose sexual exploitation.”

As TheBlaze previously reported, Hilton Hotels also decided to remove in-room, on-demand TV access to pornography at all of its properties across the globe back in August.

“We are making immediate changes to our global brand standards to eliminate adult video-on-demand entertainment in all our hotels worldwide,” Hilton Hotels told TheBlaze at the time. “While the vast majority of our properties already do not offer this content today, this content will be phased out of all other hotels subject to the terms of their contracts.”

The statement went on to say that “adult video-on-demand entertainment is not in keeping with our company’s vision and goals moving forward” and that guests still have access to the content of their choice via WiFi Internet.

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