Are Tokio Hotel Fan Sites Promoting Illegal Porn?





Consider this a Tripwire exposé. Or maybe just a cheap excuse to get you to click on the story within. Either way, there are a string of connecting Tokio Hotel fan sites that made us cringe more than when we saw the clip of that guy recreating the Beyoncé video, and have left us questioning their legality.


Twin 19-year old brothers Bill and Tom Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel have reached immense fame since the formation of the group in 2005. This is due, in large part, to Bill's style, charisma and his way of performing on stage. His androgynous looks and strange hairstyles have helped him reached icon status--even becoming the youngest person to be immortalized in wax at the Madame Tussauds museum in Berlin (the band hails from Germany). So while fanfic is certainly nothing new, and it isn't too far-fetched to believe that there are some freaks that obsess over the duo, when websites blatantly hint at incest between the two twin brothers, we feel it's taking it a bit too far.

In fact, the main websites in question--More Than Twins and Twincest, which has multiple sister sites in different countries and languages--do more than just hint. With reader "fantasies" and near-pornographic anime imagery of the two brothers in various compromising situations, these websites go well beyond the notion of a supporting fan website. Whereas some of the other sites linked--like Tokio Hotel Fiction--give a warning before entering and make "fans" register before creating or reading posts, Twincest and More Than Twins have illustrated images of the two kissing (below) as their headers, and make no attempt to warn people about the content within. With numerous illustrated and written posts on the subject, make no mistake that this is not a Tokio Hotel site, but one supporting--and solely dedicated--to the notion of incest.

[Photo excerpt of "A Willing Slave" from More Than Twins]

Now, we know it could be argued that these sites help popularize the band beyond their status of Best New Artist at this year's VMA's--or to word it more appropriately, that the band probably doesn't give much thought to sites like these. And we also know that some might interpret this post as a way to bring more attention to these websites while using their disturbing content as a way to further our own exposure, and to some extent, in both instances they would be correct. But we feel it is our moral responsibility to make everyone as uncomfortable as we were when we read the passage:

"Tom grunted as Bill pressed a light shove against his chest, sending him back against the pillows. Bill's eyes were dark and his hair darker, shining soft and smooth in the dim light. He tossed it back, a sly smile spreading across his lips. His breath was warm across Tom's face as he bent over and an identical smile lifted the corners of Tom's lips as he raised his chin to touch them to Bill's."

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Are Tokio Hotel Fan Sites Promoting Illegal Porn?