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Ron Jeremy Thinks We Should All Take A Knee

You probably didn’t know that Ron Jeremy has a master’s degree. You may not be aware that he cares deeply about protecting animals. You almost definitely didn’t know he once had a single that lasted 27 weeks on the Billboard charts. But if you’ve gone anywhere near pop culture in the past half-century, there’s a pretty good chance you know who he is, what he looks like, and what he does for a living. You might even know the sound of his voice.

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Social media has taught us a lot about celebrities—Twitter and Instagram have opened a window into the lives and minds of our favorite stars—often to grim, disappointing results. As for Jeremy, the adult film actor whose credits include California Reaming (1986), King Kong Dongs 2 (1992), and Bruce Almighty (2003), social media has helped him reveal another side: a guy who understands civil rights better than our current president.

After Donald Trump targeted Colin Kaepernick and multiple professional athletes for kneeling in protest against racial inequality, Jeremy, a former teacher, took to Twitter to drop some knowledge of his own:

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“If police were shooting white women this whole time would you be sick of white women’s lives matter? You are racist,” he said in another tweet. Jeremy didn’t stop there, responding to fans and critics alike to share his views, as well as the occasional reminder that a guy’s gotta make a living.

We reached out to Jeremy, a man who’s never afraid to make, wait for, and laugh at his own joke, to get his thoughts on Knee-gate, the current administration, and the feminist future of the adult film industry.


He thinks we should all take a knee.

As I was on Twitter on Sunday, I saw all these dolts talking about how NFL players should not take a knee during the national anthem, complaining that they were doing this at work. A lady said, “No one is denying their right to protest, they need to do it on their own time,” to which I responded, “If people do it on their own time and not when the whole world is watching, then it’s a waste of fucking time.” I didn’t realize how many people would resonate with that. I feel like I was just being—what’s the word—reasonable. I’ve made a career with people on their knees!

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Jon Stewart and Ron Jeremy.

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He voted for Hillary Clinton, and would do it again.

I wanted Hillary. We lost. I keep hoping Christopher Lloyd will drive up next to me in a DeLorean and tell me that he’s here to take me back to reality. Trump has done nothing for race relations. Next election? I don’t know. Hillary? Bernie?

He hasn’t ruled out a political campaign of his own.

Fans ask for it every day on social media. Why not? The guy who hosted The Apprentice did it. I’m a Democrat, but I’m not going to run for president. If we do, we’ll call it “Ron Jeremy Erection 2020.” It’s a long shot—wait for it—there’s the funny.

Piracy has hurt the industry, but not his career.

Porn is being pirated day and night. Mainstream filmmakers are having the same problem. But it’s made porn the biggest, besides my penis, of course. Drops mic, mic doesn’t break. Good, now I don’t owe anyone for a broken mic.

Women and VR are the future of the adult industry.

Everything has changed. Marci Hirsch runs Vivid, Kelly Holland runs Penthouse. People will figure out how to make money on the Internet with porn. I have seen it all come and go—and a lot of women cum and go too, hey-oh. I’m actually moving into the future with my new RONJEREMYVR.com. I direct tons of these adult virtual reality films and you can only get this content there. No pirates.

“If people do it on their own time and not when the whole world is watching, then it’s a waste of fucking time.”

He considers himself a feminist.

I was raised that way. My mom was maybe the first real feminist; she was a lieutenant in World War II and a spy. We should all, everyone, already be feminists to the point that it’s so common that there’s no need for a word for it.

And yes, that’s really him on Twitter.

I live right near my manager, Dante, and he and I run it together. I am the only one who really talks on there. He mostly posts the business stuff and retweets for some of my brands like my Ron De Jeremy Rum. I hope everyone this week takes a picture of themselves taking a knee. If you tag @realronjeremy and hashtag #TakeAKneeRJ on Twitter, I will make sure I retweet each and every one of them, unless you are doing something I find offensive.

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