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murder porn

What does murder porn mean?

Murder porn is a term used to describe the consumption of violent crime stories as entertainment. It can be used to reference both fictional and true accounts of homicides, although it’s usually used to refer to the retelling of true stories.

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Where does murder porn come from?

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Murder porn is often used to describe television shows, podcasts, and other media that turn homicides into entertainment for the masses.

In 2013, an episode of the Comedy Central show South Park titled “Informative Murder Porn” brought the term new prominence. It featured the kids of South Park attempting to stop their parents from watching “murder porn,” which was described as television shows about true crime that also featured softcore pornography.

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However, the word porn in the term murder porn does not typically reference literal pornography. Rather it refers to the salacious nature in which the facts of a homicide are revealed by murder porn programming and fans’ rabid taste for details.

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