- Officials on the Houston City Council officially blocked the opening of what would have been the first sex-robot brothel in the US.
- A Toronto-based company, KinkySdollS, hoped to extend their “adult love dolls rent-before-you-buy service” that they have in Toronto to Houston.
- Prior to the vote, a petition against the business had more than 10,000 signatures,USA Today reports.
Officials on the Houston City Council officially blocked the opening of what would have been the first sex-robot club in the US.
A Toronto-based company, KinkySdollS, hoped to extend their “adult love dolls rent before you buy service” that they have in Toronto to Houston. The company had even started construction before they ran into permit issues, according to USA Today.
Prior to the vote, a petition against the business had more than 10,000 signatures,USA Today reports. Residents spoke out at a City Council meeting that the “sex robot brothel” was “perverse, crooked, evil and sleazy” and would “ultimately harm men by dehumanising sex and women,” according to FOX 26 News.
Once councilman even said he would film everyone who goes in and post it on social media to “show everyone what kind of person goes in a place like this.”
“We’re not getting into your bedroom, but don’t bring it into our district. Don’t bring it into our city,” councilman Greg Travis said. “This is not a good business for our city. We are not Sin City.”
Travis went on to threaten to record all patrons of the sex robot brothel by setting up cameras outside the club. “If ever [this occurs], I’ll be after [it] 24/7 with cameras filming everybody who goes in and everybody who goes out, [and] we will post it on social media so people can see who is using this,” he said, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Under the new ordinance, patrons are banned from having sex with human-like devices in a business, but businesses can still sell sex robots.
People on social media have mixed feelings on the matter.
I want to use my birthday platform to say Houston needs to let its people have the sex robot brothel.
— jamey (@NBCTheSIap) October 4, 2018
why would u want a sex robot brothel? Lol
— Jeremiah Herron (@h_deangelo) October 4, 2018
They banned the sex robot brothel in H-Town
— Trevino286X ☿ (@Trev286x) October 4, 2018
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