Fake porn ninjas are taking over Youtube. So what is it? We wish it was something as funny as Fake Purse Ninjas from the movei Bowfinger. Sadly no. Basically the video thumbnail looks like the video will offer some hot steam free porn. Users click on the link hoping that this is a video that Youtube has not flagged yet and removed, and then are horribly disappointed when they get not-porn.
When I first heard about this trend. I was hoping that the fake porn was going to be just that, a parody of porn. That would at least be funny and worth the viral video click status. But no. The videos are generally commercial, and not even commercials for shakeweights. They are commercials for fertility treatments, or anti-porn advocacy. Basically nothing you want to see if you clicked a porn thumbnail hoping for something sexy…or at the very minimum funny.
The most notable thing about these videos is that some of them are garnering over 174,000 views. What does this tell us? That people want to see porn on Youtube. The problem is, Youtube does not allow porn. Hell, they don’t even allow the insinuation of porn. And if you have links to a porn site, you are likely to get flagged and deleted very quickly.
Does this mean that the opportunity is lost? Nope. You can still post you PG-13 rated videos on there. Show us some side boob. Give us some behind the scenes that don’t show your behind! The trick seems to be to have a provocative thumbnail and to have a catch, though cheesy, title.
There is an audience and it is hungry for it!
If you want to see some of the fake porn, Gizmodo has a great list