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Alyssa Funke, Casting couch porn actress commits suicide after online harassment

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Did Alyssa Funke get what ‘she deserved?’

Alyssa Funke, a 19-year-old aspiring porn actress who was taunted on Facebook and Twitter after a video of her surfaced on the amateur porn site CastingCouch-X has committed suicide.

It is thought that the online harassment may have prompted Funke to take her own life.

Belle Knox responds to Alyssa Funke suicide: ‘I also considered killing myself.’ 

Alyssa Funke of Casting Couch suicide shows society’s fear of women and porn 

dailydot: Funke, a straight-A student at the University of Wisconsin River Falls, shot a scene for CastingCouch-X earlier this year, when she was still 18. In the video—still available on the porn site—Funke introduces herself as “Stella Ann” and says she plans to major in biology and become an anesthesiologist.

It wasn’t until after the video was posted online in March that Alyssa Funke began to receive threats from former classmates at Stillwater High School in Minnesota.

Tweeted one student tweeted, ‘Wow your a thot,’ which is a derogatory term for slut. Which of course in and of itself is vitriol to demean a woman.

Wrote another individual: ‘Nothing brings a school together like a porn star who graduated last year. I guess you could say news spreads fast here at Stillwater hahah.’

Unfazed Funke retorted by posting defiant messages on Facebook and Twitter:

Alyssa Funke

Alyssa Funke

Nevertheless it seems, Funke, who her family says suffered from depression, was more wounded by the attacks than she let on. On April 16, a day after she posted her last tweet, she bought a shotgun and shot herself on her family’s boat, leaving behind her parents and her nine siblings.

Police to date have told they don’t believe Funke being targeted by cyberbullies had much to do with her suicide. Stillwater High School has also spoken out in defense of their students saying that the school has not had any complaints about cyberbullying in the past and that Funke was no longer a student there.

Funke’s parents, however, disagree with the police’s assessment of their daughter’s death and believe cyberbullying played a significant role in Alyssa Funke’s suicide, and are frustrated with Stillwater’s version of events.

Frustrated because of the natural slant of contempt that society has towards porn actresses, or any woman for that matter who celebrates her sexuality…(aka slut shaming).

Alyssa Funke

That view may explain local media outlet KSMP-TV’s treatment of Funke’s story ( “The Pressure of Porn“) who have instead chosen to focus more on Funke’s decision to do porn (which a social worker quoted for the piece attributes to her “dysfunctional” childhood), and less on the cyberbullying.

Perhaps as an ode to the degree of disdain reserved for young women such as Alyssa Funke a family fundraising campaign in their daughter’s name to help stop cyberbullying has to date  only managed to raise as of press a scant $165.

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Alyssa Funke

Alyssa Funke

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15 COMMENTS

  1. what could drive a good looking woman who’s doing University or whatever to go to “Hollywood” and do this kind of shit? Repressed childhood?Fame? I’l tell you: MONEY! Porn is fake, you don’t need hypocrite conservative right-wing assholes to tell you otherwise…

  2. You don’t think for yourself do u? What ever (gay) ex CIA CNN anchor Anderson Cooper tells u is what you believe. You are a sheep who believes what ever the tv tells u.

  3. Maybe because you think the killings in Santa Barbara are a “false flag” hoax. So you’re not only a douche, but an idiot and a nutjob.

  4. One thing someone should have posted is that people always hate successful, smart, good looking and driven people. If you are all of those things as she was you are a hate target for losers!!!

  5. she did it all by herself…… no one is to blame…. too weak to handle criticism?

  6. Maybe it wasen’t the “bullying”. Could it have been that she made the bad decision to kill herself after she realized she made a horrible mistake she could never erase? “Bullying” is liberal code for – Leave us sodomites alone and take your G-d with you.

  7. To blame an adult who chose to expose herself in the most extreme way a victim of bullying is retarded. This girl killed herself because she made a horrible decision she could not erase. I know the G-dless hate to hear it but, porn is satanic and it kills. Don’t blame her school mates for having a normal reaction to her extreme sic behavior.

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