No More Porn? Scandinavian Hotel Chain Bans Classic In-Room Adult Movies
Well, if you thought we were kidding when we told you hotels were entering a new era, allow us to present the latest example, one that we certainly didn't see coming: Nordic Choice Hotels Owner Peter Stordalen has gone completely noble on all of us, announcing that he will remove pay-per-porn from every one of his hotels' entertainment systems.
The decision comes as a result of Stordalen's work with UNICEF on a campaign to help victims of child sex trafficking and exploitation crimes. But hotels in the U.S., like Marriott have slowly been dropping their adult movie options for several years. In fact, Omni Hotels was the first big hotel chain to ditch the nasty stuff, way back in 1999.
We tip our caps to Stordalen for his good work, and while we're a bit surprised and nostalgic about the decision, we can't help but shrug our shoulders. Apparently, no one else really cares, either.
"No one has asked for their porn back!" a represenative from the hotel told The Guardian. "Instead, I think they appreciate that we've taken movie-on-demand to the next level, exchanging bad taste porn for high-end contemporary video art."
We had to laugh out loud at that last part. Yeah, that's right -- we appreciate that you've taken in-room entertainment to the next level. That, or we discovered ten years ago that porn is completely free on the Internet.
It's one or the other! We'll wait to see if other hotels jump on board and make this a trend.
[Photos: ABC News]