Chinese Porn Identification Officer Is Sickened By Porn

Chinese Porn Identification Officer is Sickened By Porn

Somewhere in the world, some guy might think being a porn censor is the best job in the world. Sitting around and watching porn all day may look good on paper to some, but according to an actual Chinese government porn watchdog, the job is sickening.

Censorship is a big part of what makes China tick. The news media is censored. Social media is censored. The internet is censored. Porn, of course, is definitely censored in the Middle Kingdom.

To make sure that whatever ends up being censored is something that really needs to be censored, China hires armies and armies of keyboard warriors. Just last year there was an advertisement put out by Chinese officials for a porn watching officer.

According to China's central news agency, Xinhua, 59-year-old professional porn watcher Liu Chunqi has been deciding what's pornography and what isn't over the last five years. Liu says some of what he's seen during that time has curdled his stomach.

Liu is the pornography specialist of the Harbin police department. His job is to go through materials found in Harbin that may or may not be pornographic in nature. He has to watch any confiscated videos that may or may not contain porn and file reports. Sounds like a really eye-straining job.

When Liu was informed that he had been selected to be the porn censor of Harbin, he tried to refuse the job. Luckily for Liu, his supervisor convinced him to take on the task of cataloging porn.

Liu say's he's watched over 600,000 minutes of pornography since he started this job, and at some points he's watched so much in one sitting that he was sofa-ridden. Not only does he have to watch and catalogue the material, he's also apparently on call 24/7 should the police raid an illegal DVD shop.

Liu's family is not too happy with what he does for a living, either. His mother, according to Xinhua, went into a fit after finding out that her son had been tasked with monitoring smut.

Even though it's a hard and thankless job, Liu's job, according to Xinhua, is an important one. Supposedly he's helped close cases and has been integral to determining what is and what isn't porn. His expertise in the subject has allowed him to tour the various provinces of China. It seems he's had an interesting life.

揭秘公安局专业鉴黄师:看黄片看得吃不下去饭 [Xinhua News Agency via RocketNews 24]


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    I too think watching porn for eight hours a day would be a terrible job. Five minutes a day would be fine but eight hours would just put you off nude bodies to the point you might develop a burka fetish.

      Absolutely. One of my exes used to be a sex line worker. While some people have the image of the fat lady in the mumu working the line, no, she had a decent figure on her, she got into the job around 10 years ago and simply found it hard to leave the job. The money was good in the beginning but then the rules changed and the job was crap for the last 3 or 4. ANYHOW I'm off point. She grew to *really* hate sex. If we were you know, getting into it, she said she hated hearing 'dirty talk'. It put her right off, so she really needed things to be quiet. I completely understood that. I couldn't handle what she did in the end so we parted ways. I hear she's quit now, she emailed me telling me her life has gotten a lot better and mentally she's sorted out now, but it's definitely left a scar on her being exposed every day for all those years. Cannot imagine what long lasting effects this will have on the guy...

    The guys at the classification board in Australia would be in a similar boat and would be subjected to lots of bad material, including porn.

    In Australia I think there's something like a maximum of 7 years you're allowed to hold the job for, due to the desensitisation and because of the amount of objectionable material you are subjected to.

    cry some more, a shit job is better than no job.

      thats super harsh dude. wash your mouth out with soap ( or your fingers in this case)

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