Warning: Graphic images below.
Following last week’s live stream of former gay porn star Jeremy Jordan smoking an unknown substance out of a glass pipe on Cam4, one viewer complained via e-mail to the extraordinarily popular and highly-trafficked site (its Alexa ranking in the United States is 539). Here’s the e-mail exchange:
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2010 2:44 AM
To: Cam4 Support
Subject: website feedback
jeremy420man is smoking crystal meth. Please remove his stream or it will be reported to the proper authorities.
From: Cam4 Support (email@example.com)
Sent: December 3, 2010 12:44:52 AM
You have no idea what people are or are not doing. If someone’s cam bothers you then leave it and find another.
Following the exchange, the Cam4 viewer claims his account was banned:
My login is no longer recognized nor can I sign up for a new account. When I do it tells me I am banned. What I’m thinking is they banned me because I threatened to inform the police regarding the issue if they did not remove the stream. I emailed the RCMP here in Canada but I haven’t heard a response.
Cam4 has not responded to my request for comment, so I can’t verify why or if they’ve banned this viewer. But aside from being bizarrely flippant, the Cam4 e-mail reply above (“you have no idea what people are or are not doing”) directly contradicts their own “Terms & Conditions” (emphasis added):
Illegal drugs (or drugs that may be perceived as illegal in other locations, e.g. medicinal marijuana), are stictly prohibited.
Despite my research, it’s unclear to me (if you’re a lawyer, feel free to weigh in) if hosting and/or broadcasting live streams that depict illegal drug use are in fact illegal, and if it were, how that might affect Cam4, whose servers are located in the Netherlands. What is clear is that anyone, regardless of age, can visit Cam4 and, with or without a membership, freely click and watch a variety of Cam4 users enaged in sexual acts while (presumably) smoking crystal meth, including Jeremy Jordan (whose account is still active), and including users like “TweakedJack45,” as seen in screencaps below.