In the Hollywood world of greed and selfishness, it’s always refreshing to hear an actor speak out honestly about truths that are close to their heart. In a recent interview, Josh Radnor, famously known as Ted Mosby from the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother, addressed his concerns about pornography and the culture it has created.
In the interview, Radnor admits to using pornography in the past and the effects it had on his life. He states that pornography “depleted my energy and focus. It led me to over-sexualize women in the real world. It clouded my thinking and deadened my imagination.” He goes on to say that there are a thousand good reasons for kicking porn.
The culture that has been created by widespread use of high-speed internet pornography has a death grip on a lot of what we see in mainstream media. Not limited to just movies and tv shows, Radnor talk about how the tropes common in pornography are seen in advertising. He says, “So many women—and even many men—feel their entire worth is dependent on their sexual desirability…
“I think the biggest problem ultimately is that porn preys upon our vulnerabilities and appeals to the lowest parts of ourselves. It’s an extension of what I find to be so exhausting about modern life, that we’re never not being sold things.”
In addition to speaking out in interviews such as this, Radnor chooses to focus his attention on the light and good in the world. He says of his Twitter feed, “I don’t do any kind of grievance-airing or political ranting. I mostly try to let people know about stuff in the world that’s inspiring to me. That to me feels like a worthy use of celebrity, shining a light on wonderful things people might not know about otherwise.”
We at Ever Accountable know that the best way to drive out the darkness is by sharing light.
If you or a loved one is ready to be free from the darkness of pornography use, Ever Accountable is here to give you the tools you need to find the light.