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Alyssa Funke, R.I.P.

Posted on | May 25, 2014 | 76 Comments

She was a straight-A student and then she decided it would be smart to get an F on camera, so to speak:

A 19-year-old college student committed suicide just two weeks after making her first pornographic video.
Alyssa Funke, who starred in her first porn film earlier his year for a website called CastingCouch-X, used a shotgun to kill herself on April 16.
The teen, who adopted the stage name “Stella Ann,” was a straight-A student at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. She told the pornographers, “I want to be a major in biology, minor in chemistry, and I want to be an anesthesiologist.”
It is widely thought she killed herself after former classmates at her high school in Stillwater, Minnesota, taunted her through Twitter and Facebook. Police say their investigation, which is still ongoing, has not yet found any criminal harassment.
Funke’s parents say that she suffered from periodic depression. Local media report that the young lady’s father has a record for swindling and theft, and her mother dealt drugs with a boyfriend. Funke’s mother also neglected the family’s younger siblings. Eventually, Funke moved in with her grandmother as a young teenager, though she still struggled with money.
Former pornstars told LifeSiteNews that troubled childhoods and deep depression — before or after a shoot — is not out of the ordinary in that industry.
Madyson Marquette, whose porn film name was Fayth Deluca, told LifeSiteNews that “after shooting porn, it seemed as if all the girls were depressed, including myself. We would shoot a scene and immediately after we would go do something to where we wouldn’t have to think about what we had just done, whether that was getting so drunk we just blacked out, some type of drug like Xanax, cocaine, or ecstasy.”

The mainstream media are taking the angle that Alyssa was a victim of “cyberbullying,” rather than a victim of the porn industry, but hello? It’s 2014 and it’s time for people to wake the hell up: If you do porn, it’s going to be on the Internet, and if it’s on the Internet, everybody’s going to see it. There is no way you can have a “secret” porn career in the Internet age, so if you’re going to do porn, just get used to the idea that your high school friends (and your high school enemies) are going to find out about it. Your parents, your teachers, your brothers and sisters, your aunts and uncles, grandma and grandpa — everybody you know is going to see what you do, got it?

If that doesn’t bother you, OK. But if you don’t think you can handle the reaction, maybe you shouldn’t be doing porn.

Of course, America’s Feminist Teen Porn Princess, Miriam Weeks (a/k/a “Belle Knox”) disavows any responsibility:

I have read the criticism that because I have said I feel “empowered” by porn that I am somehow encouraging other young women to go down this same path. Absolutely not. . . .
I do not think pornography caused your death. But I think society’s reaction to pornography did.
It’s time that we end slut shaming and treat sex workers with respect and tolerance. How many more people need to die before we realize that the hatred needs to end?

Right. Let’s blame “society” and give us a Women’s Studies lecture about the need to have “respect and tolerance” for whores. But you cannot wish away the shame of what is, objectively, shameful. And feminist lectures can’t raise a dead girl from the grave.



76 Responses to “Alyssa Funke, R.I.P.”

  1. ThePoliticalHat
    May 26th, 2014 @ 6:32 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Alyssa Funke, R.I.P.

  2. sven10077
    May 26th, 2014 @ 6:34 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Alyssa Funke, R.I.P.

  3. snore
    May 26th, 2014 @ 6:43 pm

    so, you’re for government intervention or people making their own decisions? and I think it’s just a wee bit alarmist to think that porn, and marijuana will destroy the world. What you want is for people to adopt your morality. well, it’s not going to happen. life will definitely go on. a little freer, and maybe a bit less productive, but who cares? I don’t.

  4. snore
    May 26th, 2014 @ 6:45 pm

    love this! it’s done monolithic left that us controlling people’s minds, but when I say it’s more a consequence of the free market( which it is)you call it human failure? the consumer has decided. you’re either for capitalism or against it, and the market likes porn , and dope.

  5. Steve Esposito
    May 26th, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

    They are blaming cyberbullying? What about the NRA? The fauxtards are really slipping up on this one.

  6. cmdr358
    May 26th, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

    She should have went to Duke.

  7. Alyssa Funke RIP | Batshit Crazy News
    May 27th, 2014 @ 12:01 am

    […] TOM has a post on this, the darker side of pornography… […]

    May 27th, 2014 @ 12:12 am

    Porn has generally been illegal or forbidden in some fashion throughout human history, and generally for moral reasons … in places and eras where morality was considered a valid philosophy. Until the “enlightened” approach of “modern” civilization, that is. As defined by the left, for whom government IS their religion, and morality is what gets their people elected.


    May 27th, 2014 @ 12:12 am

    STRAWMAN ALERT! Snore is boring.


    May 27th, 2014 @ 12:14 am


    May 27th, 2014 @ 12:14 am

    Freud was a Fraud. But you know that.


    May 27th, 2014 @ 12:16 am

    Someone is letting their inner Marxist shine through! Every one plays, no one works.

    Yet, food does not magically appear on the table. Mayhaps that silly work ethic has some value, hmmmmm?

  13. Bullying, Tolerance, and Double Standards | The Political Hat
    May 27th, 2014 @ 3:43 am

    […] in a video for a internet porn site.  As a consequence of her stint as a porn performer, people criticized and belittled her.  After a life of a troubled upbringing (including parents arrested for drug […]

  14. rsmccain
    May 27th, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    RT @FilmLadd: More soul-crushing stories of destroyed youth from @rsmccain

  15. cheshirecat0025
    May 27th, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

    RT @FilmLadd: More soul-crushing stories of destroyed youth from @rsmccain

  16. CFLancop
    May 27th, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

    RT @FilmLadd: More soul-crushing stories of destroyed youth from @rsmccain

  17. Quartermaster
    May 27th, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz pegged you. Strawman is your middle name. What you are after is a society that simply plays without any thought for what that play will do to others. Calling attention tot eh fact that such societies in the past have not survived is hardly alarmist. It is, however, sadly absurd that you think such is workable. All you care about is you, and that’s all that matters to you.
    Rottsa Ruck in h3ll dude, ’cause that’s where the society you want will take you and millions of others.

  18. Quartermaster
    May 27th, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

    Snore is a self centered idiot, to be kind.

  19. K-Bob
    May 27th, 2014 @ 6:32 pm

    So one time I was driving behind this contractor’s van. It was overloaded with construction materials and tools, and I noticed the back right tire was very low on pressure.

    Same van empty would have been fine.

    Same van fullly loaded, with proper tire pressure would have been fine.

    Same van overloaded like it was would have at least made it to the service station—if the driver had slowed down and driven with care.

    But the thing is, the driver was going sixty-five, and was either eating soup, rolling a joint, or reading a map. The van kept drifting out of the center of the lane, then he’d jerk it back into the center.

    I wanted to alert him to the tire, but I recognized I could end up in the same wreck he was about to create, so I held back. About the fifth or eighth jerk of the wheel, the low-pressure tire escaped the rim, and chaos ensued.

    Luckily, no one was hurt.

    It’s rarely one bad choice that ends the trip.

  20. jmattbarber
    May 27th, 2014 @ 9:30 pm

    RT @rsmccain: Alyssa Funke, R.I.P.

  21. SafeLibraries
    May 28th, 2014 @ 1:37 am

    RT @rsmccain: Alyssa Funke, R.I.P.

  22. Guest
    May 28th, 2014 @ 2:47 am

    nah, it’s obviously rape culture

  23. Airin O'Connor
    May 29th, 2014 @ 12:39 am

    No. I beg to differ. There are many shades to feminism and neither have anything to do with politics really. Women have choices and are criticized for either choice.

    That article explains the issue most clearly and despite it being about popstars it seems to show the dichotomy that women face today. Women can use their appearance and sexuality to garner them the fame and money equal that of men and get ridiculed for said sexuality or rally against it and never be seen as anything other than a feminist it appears.

    Is porn or stripping led by a male-dominated society or is it women choosing to use sexuality as power? Is letting women believe they are only using this sexuality as power still a male-dominated control mechanism? I suppose it’s debatable and likely different for each woman.

    Either way, people have gotten too comfortable sitting behind a computer screen, saying horrible things to other human beings that they would never imagine saying in person. This woman should have never been shamed even if you think porn is wrong. It’s not your life to live and all the men enjoying said porn are not chastised or reprimanded so why is the woman?

  24. Kirby McCain
    May 29th, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

    It’s not your life to live and all the men enjoying said porn are not chastised or reprimanded so why is the woman? HOW DARE YOU! You and the rest of your leftist crowd are all about telling people how to live their lives. From how we raise our children to how we run our business, the edicts from the anointed never end. Yeah, that slut shaming that’s bad. Those girls in school that believed in love and were willing to wait for the right man, they were stupid right? It’s okay to tease them because they don’t sleep around, right? Do you honestly believe that women aren’t harmed by pornography? I absolutely believe it has a deleterious effect on young men. You know the liberal hypocrisy smells like shit. Abortion is legal you can’t challenge the woman’s morality. Pornography is legal you can’t challenge the woman’s morality. A CEO gets a multi million dollar bonus and suddenly the left sees a morality problem. Pornography good, capitalism bad, what a fucked up world.

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