Virgin Group founder Richard Branson can’t seem to come up with anything that should be off-limits to consenting adults in the privacy of their own homes.
What people do behind closed doors as consenting adults is nothing to do with governments whatsoever.
That covers sex, drugs, everything – it just seems to be a no-brainer. Governments should of course advise on the potential dangers of certain activities, but that should be the end of their role.
His Twitter followers smacked down the notion that tossing in the phrase “consenting adults” makes everything a-okay.
@richardbranson didn't a consulting adult agree to be killed then eaten by his friend – bit extreme. Other than this extreme stuff most goes
— JG (@jgreatrix) June 8, 2012
Is Branson okay with online forums dedicated to connecting the cannibal-curious with “consenting” meals? Because consensual cannibalism? Not okay.
@richardbranson in my opinion, as long as all persons involved are of legal age, consenting & no laws are broken, there are no limits
— Dale Steaky McCarthy (@HuisVanDeSteak) June 8, 2012
Branson’s post seems to indicate he wants to do away with pesky prohibitions on viewing child pornography, cannibalism, and incest. Y’know, as long as people keep those doors shut.
It is sickening that some governments can arrest people, put them in prison and even hang them, for doing things as consenting adults in their own homes. It is disgraceful.
@richardbranson Anything that is a danger to human life. An adult may consent but have undiagnosed mental issues affecting their choices.
— BecC (@OnlyMeFolks) June 8, 2012
@richardbranson any unlawful act. You can't consent to an illegal and dangerous act,eg Russian roulette, friends injecting drug (not supply)
— Ludwe Langa Maninjwa (@ludwe71) June 8, 2012
@richardbranson Watching child pornography, snuff videos, abuse of animals. Adults can consent to a whole host of crimes.
— Catherine M Kelly (@Kate_Cath_Kelly) June 8, 2012
@richardbranson Consent between adults behind closed doors to harm others in the same room or engage in child pornography must be forbidden.
— Hugh Flynn Composer (@HughflynnCompos) June 8, 2012
Maybe Branson hasn’t thought this one through.