How screwing over Vanessa Veracruz has fucked Twistys
Twistys has long been one of the most popular and successful porn pay sites on the Internet. This was achieved in large part by the site’s management helping to foster an insanely loyal community that included members, models, and photographers. However, in a stunningly stupid move, Twistys rigged its recent “Treat of the Year” fan vote, awarding the runner up prize to Madison Ivy. This was despite the fact that Vanessa Veracruz clearly should have received that honor.
And now Twistys is dealing with a massive backlash from its user base, its models, and photographers. Shit meet fan.
But wait…it gets worse. When people began taking to the Twistys forums and calling “bullshit” on Vanessa Veracruz getting screwed out of winning the Twistys Treat of the Year Runner Up, the people that run the site responded like a North Korean dictator. Forum threads were deleted, the most vocal users were banned, and for a time, Twistys went so far as to close down the whole fan forum.
As you can expect, this thuggish and immature response from the fuck-tards who run Twistys (that would be Manwin/MindGeek) has resulted in thousands of longtime Twistys users cancelling their memberships and leaving the site. All of this is going to put a serious hurting on the profitability – and possibly the survivability – of the site.
This is how Twistys rigged and ruined the 2014 Treat of the Year contest…
The members of Twistys (who pay about $120/year) get to vote on which Twistys model will be named the “Treat of the Year”. This is the Twistys version of Playboy Playmate or Penthouse Pet of the Year. It’s a big deal and the results are supposed to be 100% determined by the fan vote.
Vanessa Varacruz got the most votes and should have been the winner. But Twistys/Manwin/MindGeek management decided to make Nicole Aniston the winner because she does hardcore scenes with guys and Vanessa Veracruz doesn’t. Or so the theory goes. So then Vanessa Veracruz was going to be the Runner Up.
But Twistys didn’t want her to win that, either. So they rigged the game even more. Vanessa Veracruz wasn’t invited to attend the Costa Rica Treat of the Year photo shoot (the prize for being Runner Up). Instead, they swapped her out with Madison Ivy and named her the Twistys Treat of the Year Runner Up.
All of this made people very angry.
So then they started to complain. And Twistys responded by censoring, banning, and deleting. So then people started cancelling their memberships. And now Twistys is just one big stupid mess.
Vanessa Veracruz calls for a Twistys boycott…
Understandably, Vanessa Veracruz is pissed. Twistys straight up robbed her, ignored her fans who voted for her, and made a mockery out of what had been a fairly respected fan vote award. In response, Veracruz authored the following statement which was posted over on Mike South’s blog…
It is with deep regret that I inform my fans and followers that we have resorted to openly denouncing Twistys business practices but in my opinion, as well as that of hundreds of Twistys followers and members, the handling the 2014 Treat of The Year has been nothing less than appalling. Twisty’s has been a staple in the adult glamour market for a long time and has done so through a reputation of fairness and professionalism, recently management’s decision to not only release the results of the latest Treat of The Year vote nearly 4 weeks after voting had stopped, but also to decide to ignore their member’s actual vote and choose the runner up themselves has been confirmed by numerous forum posts and the recent resignation of their production manager.
Publicly I am requesting that if you have a Twistys membership please cancel it today and support ethical business behavior and our boycott on Twistys. Despite whether you support me personally JI believe that this cascade of events has shown the dishonestly of Twistys and should not go unnoticed. As an incentive to for you to cancel your Twistys membership I am offering the first 100 people to send proof of their cancellations to [email protected] a free signed copy of my Latin Lust DVD (ClubVanessaVeracruz.com/latinlust) and the next 500 people a signed 11”x17” Poster of myself. Support our boycott today and stand up for better business!
What do you think?
I’m not and never have been a member of Twistys. So, obviously, I’m not really “outraged” about all of this. But I do think it’s really fucking shitty. Vanessa Veracruz and the Twistys community deserved better.
What are your thoughts on all of this? Let us know in the comments below.
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