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‘I’m a Dumbass’: Kurt Eichenwald Defends Hentai Tab, Claims He Was Searching For ‘Tentacle Porn’

Kurt Eichenwald

Newsweek writer and Vanity Fair editor Kurt Eichenwald found himself in some hot water Wednesday night, after tweeting out a photo of his laptop screen in which he forgot to close a salacious tab on his web browser.

Now, seasoned Internet users know that before sharing photos of your laptop screen, you should always make sure there’s nothing improper in the shot that hawk-eyed internet sleuths could ridicule you for. Eichenwald was apparently unfamiliar with this concept: on his screen, one of the tabs on his open browser included a hentai porn website.

After facing the widespread ridicule for his apparent taste for sexualized anime, Eichenwald opened up a new tab, typed in twitter.com, and sent out a few posts in an attempt to explain himself.

According to Eichenwald, he and his kids were simply trying to prove to his wife the existence of “tentacle porn,” which is form of erotic entertainment that consists of tentacled creatures having sexual intercourse with humans:

Eichenwald also noted that while he personally does not “see the appeal of cartoon [sic] porn,” he pointed out that “porn is a multi-billion industry,” and “Pple obviously look at it.”

The former New York Times reporter has previously run into trouble for his handling of pornography. In 2005, Eichenwald paid $2,000 to a teenage child pornography star who was the subject of a front page story he was writing for the Times, causing a firestorm of controversy.

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