CompUSA Sells Computer Dripping With Porn To 13-Year-Old Boy

The Donaldsons bought their 13 year-old son a new computer from CompUSA for Christmas and were shocked to find it bedecked with racist child porn.

“On Christmas Day we set it up, hit Internet Explorer and the first thing to pop up was a porn site,” Rick Donaldson said. “That was a shocker.”

The computer was a discount floor model. CompUSA says they usually erase hard drives and this was, “very rare and we’re very apologetic.”

CompUSA gave the Donaldsons a $100 voucher.

What’s the hooplah? Frankly, what better way to introduce children to the harsh realities of the internet? — BEN POPKEN

Child’s New Computer Full Of Porn, Parents Say [KSAT via Fark] (Thanks to Vinny!)

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  1. velocipenguin says:

    You’d think computer retailers would have learned something from all the nearly identical stories that have been appearing in recent months.

  2. pantsonfire says:

    Racist? I don’t think I’ve ever seen racist porn. This story seems to hit the hot button issues sort of convieniently. Why don’t they go for the trifecta with nazi, racist, kiddie porn, that would certainly grab the retailers attention.

  3. acambras says:

    Yeah, what exactly is racist porn? Is it porn where all the actors are minorities? Or is it porn in which minorities aren’t adequately represented?

    Seriously, I’m no porn expert, but I’m not sure exactly what racist porn is.

  4. junkmail says:

    I guess I’ll be the first to call “Bullshit” on this one. These stories are popping up out of nowhere, and all seem remarkably similar. 15 minutes of fame? A quick buck? Whatever the motivation, it seems VERY fishy.

  5. Grrrrrrr, now with two buns made of bacon. says:

    Well, if they “hit Internet Explorer” and the porn site came up, that sounds to me like a computer that has spyware on it. That is an entirely different scenario than selling someone a “computer full of porn.” Particularly since another “popup” came up, that would lead me to believe it was spyware which hijacked IE..not a case of CompUSA letting a hard-drive full of hardcore jpg’s out onto the sales floor.

    To me, this is an important distinction. If it was a display model, all a customer would have to do is open IE, point it to a porn site and the Spyware would have installed itself..perhaps even without the user’s knowledge.

    Anyone looking at the files on the drive wouldn’t see any evidence of porn.

    Yes, CompUSA should have wiped the drive.

    And hey, wow….parents actually participating and checking the computer before giving it to a child! Woot! Gold stars for the Donaldsons!

    (And no, I have no idea what “racist porn” is either. So far, porn looks pretty equal opportunity to me).

  6. The Unicorn says:

    Maybe the people in the porn are wearing Nazi shirts from Wal-Mart? That’s kinda racist…

  7. Papercutninja says:

    ^ Correct-amundo on the spyware thing. The news called it “porn on the computer”, and i’m sure those sleazy news producers also coaxed the family to say that it was racist, too.

    I think everyone involved (except for the newspeople) did the right thing. The parents for checking the computer first, the parents for not going crazy and throwing a hissy-fit over this, CompUSA for fixing it and compensating them. It’s a Christmas Miracle!

  8. LatherRinseRepeat says:

    Yeah, I call BS on this too. I also think the previous stories with the MacBook and the Zune are BS as well. People will do anything to get on tv these days.

  9. And no, I have no idea what “racist porn” is either.

    White men raping women of color (or vice versa)? Use of racial slurs in reference to the minority actors/models? Frat boys flashing Black Tail at passersby on a college campus and photographing their reactions?

    After the AOL Search queries I don’t think there’s any such thing as a type of porn that doesn’t exist.

  10. yellojkt says:

    There are people that would pay good money to have the porn preloaded. I think CompUSA is missing a bundling opportunity.

    Smut stores have the inter-racial porn right next to the all-girl and butt-action porn. So I’ve heard.

  11. pronell says:

    I’ll just raise my hand here and note that there’s a whole subculture of racist porn sites. I don’t know about racist CHILD porn, and I’m thankful for that much.

    But there’s a whole line of “My Wife Is Fucking a Nigger” sites, and one of them is “My Daughter is Fucking a Black Dude”, which could at a glance be interpreted as racist child porn, even if it’s really just incredibly uncomfortable looking white women.

    It’s also worth noting that while the hard drive may not have come “packed” with porn, to your basic computer newbie, “I clicked on a button and it filled the screen with porn, over and over again” could also be seen as “packed with porn”.

    But yeah, I think it’s likely this was spyware. I wouldn’t put it past companies to try and avoid doing the windows reinstall, and if they get a new computer in the shop that seems fine when they test it.. while it’s not connected to the net..

    Could be he’s a money grubbing asshole, but I still tend to believe they’re few and far between. And when they’re out there, they’re finding severed limbs to put in their food.

    Then again, I’m one of those guys who still thinks the women who got McDonald’s coffee spilled on her got a raw deal, both in court and in the media.

    http://www.centerjd.org/free/mythbusters-free/MB_mcdonalds

  12. synergy says:

    My husband works with those producers. They don’t come off as sleazy. :)

  13. Scazza says:

    What I want to know is, why is it always:

    “I bought a [insert controversial electronic device] for my [3,5,8,10,12,21?] year old [son/daughter], it was filled with pornography”

    Who buys shit and doesn’t check it first.. what with all these stories floating around?

  14. sixtoe says:

    I, too, have used the Internet, and have found it to be CHOCK FULL of porn. Who do I talk to about a refund?

  15. Michael says:

    “Joy Donaldson said what appeared was child pornography…. The store cleaned it up and offered a $100 voucher.”

    I presume author simply forgot the “But on closer examination…” part rather than meaning to suggest that CompUSA’s response to child pornography was to erase all evidence of it.

  16. Trai_Dep says:

    When I was a thirteen-year-old boy, the only reaction I would have had if my X-mas computer came pre-loaded with porn is, “Thanks, Dad!”

  17. Kangarara says:

    Although my first reaction was also “what the hell is racist porn”, one comment listed above did remind me of a movie that might qualify.

    Anyone seen Ilsa?

  18. acambras says:

    When I was 13, my parents gave me a Commodore 64 with a tape drive.

    No porn on it, though.

  19. The Reviewer says:

    I think racist porn is where there is a guy and he is white and a black girl comes up to him and offers him sex, and he says no, I want that white woman over there, and goes and does her.

  20. MarvinMar says:

    Why does everything purchased FOR a child get translated SOLD TO A CHILD?

    When was the last time you saw a 13 year old walk into a store and buy a computer?

    Next Up…
    Store sells birdfeed laced with acid to baby parakeet.

    Sheesh

  21. Magister says:

    This is a good example of where Article Titles need to be a little more honest. While fear-mongering and shocking, it doesn’t add a lot of credibility to this otherwise great site.

  22. Tom says:

    Oh! So many thread tangents!

    It could have been an IE hijack… but I have to be suspicious of at least three separate cases popping up just over the last few months, but not before. Seriously. No one ever before returned a computer with naughty pictures on the hard drive to the store, which then forgot to reformat the hard drive? O RLY?

    WRT “racist child porn”: Who knows what they mean by that. It could be the whole Japanese schoolgirl fetish, which ranges from stuff that isn’t even softcore all the way down to tentacle hentai.

    And, finally, I have to vent my disappointment at the title, which deceptively implies, via the phrase “dripping with porn”, that there’s such a thing as liquid porn. Think of how convenient that would be than bulky print-based porn or electronic types that require expensive equipment to consume. It could be rubbed into the skin, or even applied under the upper lip for that “gum rush” effect. It could be incorporated into cologne or after shave. If it were glycerin-based, it would serve an obvious double duty. *sigh*

  23. thesweethog says:

    I’d like to take this opportunity to verify that Rick Donaldson does, in fact, exist and does, in fact, live in Skokie. I work with him on a regular basis, but haven’t spoken with him in a couple of weeks. I’ll confirm the next time I touch bases with him… what a weird coincidence. I was scrolling through and thought “boy… that looks like Rick.” Sure ’nuff…

  24. Derek, IN says:

    Not only porn, not only child porn, RACIST CHILD PORN definately sounds made up.

  25. murderedbysound says:

    I can say for a fact that someone had changed the IE homepage to a porn site. Because there were a few other machines with it on there as well. Was an employee or customer?…we don’t know. That store has a good reputation for restoring floor model’s.My guess its since they bought it on christmas they didn’t want to wait for it to be reloaded and might have been in a hurry. In part I think its both the consumers fault and CompUsa’s fault. I can gaurantee that if they weren’t in a hurry. That computer would have been restored to the factory settings that that would have been it.

    The porn site that was on there was an all African American porn site. I don’t beleive it was a racist site.

    I do also happen to work at that perticular store. :)