Pornhub Is Being Sued By The Louvre For Making ‘Classic Nudes’

Pornhub Classic Nudes

If you’re someone who hopes to see the Mona Lisa engaging in lewd activities, today might be a disappointing day. The Louvre has now decided to sue Pornhub over its Classic Nudes project, which was first announced earlier this month.

The quasi-artistic undertaking was launched with the intention of encouraging users who frequent the popular adult content site to leave their goddamn house for once, visit some of the world’s most iconic art museums, and trade cumshots for culture. Offering a virtual tour of museums that include The Louvre, The MET, The Prado, The Uffizi Gallery, as well as The National Gallery, Classic Nudes also includes pornographic recreations of sexually charged works on display in these very museums.

“There’s a treasure trove of erotic art around the world – depicting nudes, orgies, and more – that’s not available on Pornhub,” says Pornhub brand ambassador Asa Akira (no introduction necessary).

“These pre-internet art pieces are currently sitting in museums, which we are now finally able to start visiting again as COVID restrictions are starting to lift. So as people start to head back to The Louvre or The MET, they can simply open Classic Nudes, and I’ll be their guide. Time to ditch those boring self-tour recordings and enjoy every single brushstroke of these erotic masterpieces with me.”

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It might seem obvious now that Classic Nudes was destined for failure from the get-go, but it’s worth marvelling at just how ambitious this really was. Despite the tongue-in-cheek undertone, complete with a wonderfully oxymoronic name, this represented a serious attempt at uniting the raunchy with the regal, the taboo with the tasteful, and prove that art and pornography go hand in hand… for those with hands otherwise preoccupied.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the historic museum wants to differentiate esteemed art scholars from the sexually deprived, and are unwilling to even fathom that there might be some unspoken overlap in both demographics. The Louvre is one of two museums included in the project that intend to file lawsuits against the streaming porn site. A spokesperson for The Louvre was quoted as saying:

“Pornhub has heard from our lawyers. We expect the works to be removed at once.”

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Pornhub Classic Nudes

“No one has granted authorisations for the operation or use of the art,” a spokesperson for the Uffizi in Italy adds.

“In Italy, the cultural heritage code provides that in order to use images of a museum, compressed works for commercial purposes, it is necessary to have the permission, which regulates the methods and sets the relative fee to be paid. All this obviously if the museum grants the authorisation which, for example, would hardly have been issued in this case.”

It’s an understandable complaint. Though it’d be remiss to ignore the fact human sexuality was quite intrinsic – undeniably, even – to both the artworks which are so revered in present day, as well as to the lives of its respective artists. Van Gogh, for one, was partial to visiting the odd prostitute from time to time; and Raphael literally died from having too much sex. Is this enough to suggest that the artists themselves would have endorsed this Classic Nudes? Probably not. One thing is for sure, though. Similar to the talent found on its site, Pornhub could be fucked.

Classic Nudes is still being hosted on the Pornhub site for any further research-based inquiries you may have on the nature of the museums’ outrage. Maybe not via work hardware, though.