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Angela White Hits Back At Lana Rhoades Calling For Porn To Be Banned

Porn actress Angela White has responded to calls by former adult film star Lana Rhoades to ban the production and distribution of pornography.

Rhoades, who began appearing in porn at the age of 19, spoke out against the industry during a September interview on The Skinny Confidential podcast.

During the interview, Rhoades stated that she "wasn't mature enough to realize what actually went into it" when she first entered the industry and quickly understood it was not for her.

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"I mean, essentially you're having to have sex with people that you didn't choose to have sex with, that you might not find attractive, you might actually think that they're disgusting and you have to have sex with them because it's your job," she confessed.

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"Going back to porn, I just, I don't think that it's good for anyone. They should make it illegal," she added.

After leaving the adult film industry, Rhoades focused on creating a clothing and lingerie line.

The debate over the porn industry, with some arguing that it is empowering to women and others claiming it is degrading, has continued.

White belongs to the group that believes porn can be empowering to women. In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, she stated:

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"The victim/agent divide is very tired and doesn't actually look at the reality of what most people experience. Of course, both exist, but it's a job for most people and it falls somewhere in the middle."

White also claimed that women are paid more than men in the adult film industry, stating:

"It's an industry where women can be empowered to create their own content, be creative with their sexuality, and create a financial future for themselves. Obviously, I can only speak from my own experiences, but for me, it's been something that's been very empowering."

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After previously working together, White responded to Rhoades' comments on the porn industry.

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She emphasized the importance of respecting how performers feel about their experiences in the industry, but added: "Obviously, I disagree with her statement that we should ban porn."

White's career in the adult film industry began when she sent photos to The Score Group at the age of 18 and subsequently flew to Miami to participate in a shoot.

She later founded her own production company, AGW Entertainment, which allows her to "control every detail," including the location, wardrobe, on-screen partners, whether or not there is a script, and the desired "vibe" for the scene.

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"I am a feminist, so what I create is feminist, and I produce ethical porn, which is when everything is consensual," White stated.