Morality in Media, an organization that fights pornography, has launched a boycott of Groupon. They said the coupon company has offered discounts for tours of what it describes as a "torture porn" studio.
"Selling coupons supporting the degradation of women is as low as a publicly-traded company can go," Morality in Media Executive Director Dawn Hawkins stated in a press release.
But a Groupon statement defended the company's decision, saying, "We thoroughly vet the businesses we feature… this business has proven to be a responsible member of their community."
Morality in Media noted that the Groupon offer told patrons they may get to see "a live filming in progress" on the Adult-Film Set Tour. Hawkins urged supporters to write Groupon and tell managers to stop supporting the porn studio called "Kink."
"Groupon should be thinking of their wider commercial audience, most of which, unlike Groupon, would not support torture and humiliation of women and girls for the sexual enjoyment of disturbed men," Hawkins charged.
"But since Groupon not only seems to support Kink, but is happy to profit from the torture of women, we have called for a national boycott," she said.