I cannot, for legal reasons, say why this is passing the parody horizon, but I can point to this story and state that it is.
Hugh Bonneville, who plays the upstanding Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey, launched a campaign on Twitter on Saturday to force the social-networking website to prohibit advertisers of pornograpy from sending unsolicited messages.
“Ban \’pornbots’ from following and spamming users on Twitter,” demanded the star of the film Conspiracy of Silence. He did not say whether he plans to extend his moral crusade to other media where sexual services are advertised.
In Downton Abbey, the earl’s family were grateful that a sexual scandal was covered up by a newspaper tycoon. These days, the courts would act as moral arbiter.
Perhaps the point being made is that sex is an activity not a spectator sport?