American adult movie star Miriam Weeks, a.k.a. Belle Knox , has reacted strongly to her twitter account being blocked from access from within Pakistan, The Telegraph reported.
Weeks; a student at Duke University, was among the users whose accounts were banned in the country for “blasphemous” or “unethical” content by Twitter upon the request of an official of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
In the month of May, PTA official Abdul Batin had made five requests to Twitter, calling to block access to drawings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), photographs of burning copies of the Holy Quran and messages from a handful of anti-Islam bloggers as well as the entire account of Weeks, an American porn star.
All five of the requests were honoured by the website using the Country Withheld Content Tool.
Weeks alias Bella Knox strongly criticized the PTA official in her email to Forbes.com.
“I believe Mr Batin has a problem with me because for whatever reason, I am his poster child: a woman with her own agency and free expression, some icon of perceived cultural degeneration that he feels he can censor to feel better about himself,” the news report quotes Weeks from the email as saying.
“If he thinks I am a soft target, he’s going to be surprised. I stand up for sex workers, and will continue to do so because I feel that often, we’re disregarded as casualties,” Weeks added.
The Telegraph report further added that the porn star had acknowledged that her account being blocked was insignificant in comparison with political groups being silenced within the country.