People Are Searching For Bigfoot Porn Thanks To A Certain Republican Candidate

This is a strange turn for politics, even by 2018 standards.

People Are Searching For Bigfoot Porn Thanks To A Certain Republican Candidate
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Out of a scene from a movie, Virginia’s Democrat Congressional candidate Leslie Cockbun accused her Republican opponent, Denver Riggleman, of being a “devotee of Bigfoot erotica.” No one expected this seemingly random comment to have an effect on the real world or, you know, Pornhub.

Pornhub, loving every opportunity to make fun of someone through the use of porn, reported that the number of searches containing the word “Bigfoot” skyrocketed 8,037 percent within the 24 hours after the news broke. It’s completely understandable, people were curious. What does Bigfoot porn even mean?

In a statement to Mashable, Alex Hawkins, VP of xHamster, explained that Bigfoot porn has been around since the 1970s, when the creature first entered our collective unconscious. “In many ways the scenario — an ape ravaging an innocent woman — dates back to the 1930s with King Kong.”

Pornhub explained that there was a big difference between the local searches of the word “Bigfoot” and the nationwide searches. Virginia residents were 38% more likely to search for “Bigfoot” than other states.

Other porn sites reported that Bigfoot was also a pretty big hit after the Congressional Candidate’s accusations broke out.

At least we know that people, no matter what sort of porn they’re into, are interested in the news.

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