WEIRD NEWS
03/12/2013 01:38 pm ET

Charles Lane, Washington Post Writer Says Doing Porn Should Be Like Buying Booze: 21+ Only

The media were quick to jump all over the "disgraced" Miss Delaware Teen USA's alleged turn in a porn video. But everyone missed the larger point: Melissa King was just 18 when she supposedly filmed it, writes Charles Lane in the Washington Post. "Why is it even legal to cast an 18-year-old in a sexually explicit movie?" he wonders.

Congress set the minimum age to participate in porn at 18 in 1984, back when it took a lot more time, effort, and money to make a porn film. These days, anyone can film a sex act on a cellphone camera and distribute it on social media. "Mistakes like King’s are much easier to make but much harder to erase," Lane writes.

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