How did this happen? How can a beautiful adult star die so young? She took her own life. Suicide by hanging.
Shortly before her death she was in the middle of a very heated battle on twitter. She was defending her own body and her own choices.
whichever (lady) performer is replacing me tomorrow for @EroticaXNews , you’re shooting with a guy who has shot gay porn, just to let cha know. BS is all I can say🤷🏽♀️ Do agents really not care about who they’re representing? #ladirect I do my homework for my body🤓✏️🔍— August Ames (@AugustAmesxxx) December 3, 2017
It all started because she simply refused to work with a "crossover".
But why did she refuse? The best way I can explain it is with this article: "HIV in the straight porn industry, the role of crossover stars"
It was her body and it was her choice of who she worked with, she had every right to refuse just for the safety of her health.
Although it is common for performers to refuse to work with "crossover" performers, her post had such a backlash many were attacking her for her personal choices. Including a fellow performer, Jaxton Wheeler, who on the morning she was found dead had tweeted to her:
Jaxton, I do not care if you did not intend to push her over the edge or influence her decision, it doesn't matter what you meant. You said some very harsh things, you are guilty, without a doubt, whether you were upset or not. Your words costs a life, you being upset does not matter now. You can't bring her back or change things. You now have to live with the fact you assisted her suicide along with many others who bullied her.
August Ames, should not have been treated so negatively for her choices about her body and who she lets in it. She should not have been bullied. Especially by a ton of low life cunts on Twitter! This was NEVER a subject about homophobia, it was the subject of a woman who refuses to fuck someone who she does not know if he has been recently tested. This was about health and safety in the work place. So all the people who wanted to turn this in to a homophobic topic can take seat, I have something to say, because look at what YOU did? You attacked and bullied someone over something else, over something so stupid that you can not even comprehend what you are arguing about.
NOT homophobic. Most girls don’t shoot with guys who have shot gay porn, for safety. That’s just how it is with me. I’m not putting my body at risk, i don’t know what they do in their private lives. https://t.co/MRKt2GrAU4— August Ames (@AugustAmesxxx) December 3, 2017
How am I homophobic if I myself am attracted to women? Not wanting to have sex with gay men is not homophobic; they don’t want to have sex with me either👋 so byeeeee— August Ames (@AugustAmesxxx) December 3, 2017
Honestly anyone who got butthurt over this was just trying to look cool in front of peers. MOST performers don't work with crossovers, it's not new, & it's not rude OR offensive to protect yourself & others NOR is it bad to choose who you want to fuck. Your body your choice🤘🏼— 🍕🌮NoelleEaston🍕🌮 (@NoelleEaston) December 4, 2017
“Choose who YOU want to work with”— August Ames (@AugustAmesxxx) December 4, 2017
“Don’t do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable”
“Share your thoughts”
Hmm. Well, I did all three, and twitter took a dump on me🤷🏽♀️
I don’t have anything to apologize for! Apologizing for taking extra steps to ensue that my body stays safe? Fuck you guys attacking me when none of my intentions were malicious. I fucking love the gay community! What the fuck ever! I CHOOSE who I have inside my body. No hate. https://t.co/7dSbq27K2F— August Ames (@AugustAmesxxx) December 4, 2017
It's because she does not know what they do in their private life, so tested or not, that test could be tainted already from their private life. She and I both have turned down plenty of performers because even if they have a clean test we do not trust their private lives— 🍕🌮NoelleEaston🍕🌮 (@NoelleEaston) December 4, 2017
These tweets along with many more happened over just a couple of short days before August made her last and final tweet to the internet and people who was taking part in bashing her over her choices. This was her final tweet before being found dead less than 24 hours after.
fuck y’all— August Ames (@AugustAmesxxx) December 5, 2017
Even though she cared about her health and concerned about her sexual wellness the care or concern was not great enough to defeat all the shaming she received, which resulted in her taking her own life.
Twitter bullying, online bullying, slut shaming, all of it needs to STOP. Who are YOU to judge a girl who makes a living for herself, even if it uses her body. I see this terrible shit all the time. Camgirls and performers being bullied and treated harshly for our choices. I've seen BBW girls get fat shamed, I've seen black girls get mistreated just because of their skin color.
But people also do not realize it is also the black girls fucking gorgeous skin that glows exotically causing men to be speechless, and its the BBW confidence that out shines even the sun that has men drooling. Just because someone is not something everyone wants doesn't mean they should be treated like trash. So fuck all of the people who want to bully and degrade us just because we ARE on the internet. We are not on the internet for you to humiliate, if you want to humiliate us at least do it in a professional (since humiliation is a fetish) manner, contact us before hand to discuss the humiliation in a nice normal way before hand, then pay us for wasting our time and making us feel bad when we could be dealing with people who make us feel good.
Women, men, anyone on the internet is not your's to judge or mistreat as you feel. The internet is still a community, be nice to your community. Hate, shaming and bullying does not belong anywhere in this world, so please stop bullying!
FUCK ALL OF YOU WHO TWEETED AT HER YESTERDAY (FANS AND PERFORMERS) MAKING HER FEEL BAD ABOUT HER OWN DECISION WITH HER BODY!!!!!!! STOP FUCKING BULLYING!!!!!!!— Karmen Karma (@KarmenKarma) December 6, 2017
Stop hiding behind your keyboards, stop shaming women for what they do. In fact, stop shaming PEOPLE. Stop bullying. Remember the saying, if you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all? Well, people need to live by it and if they choose to live just to bash people then maybe they are the ones who should invest in a cyanide pill, sooner than later before they cause other innocent souls to come to an end far too soon.
And to those who don't stoop so low to bully others to make yourself feel better:
You are wonderful, thank you for not being harsh in this cruel world, please continue to be a beautiful person. I love you, we all do, for not being those negatives in our lives, thank you.
Like seriously...I know that nobody wants to address the elephant in the room..But i will!!! @thejessicadrake and @AlexisMonroexxx i really hope you guys Understand and Realize what you said to August was Selfish and Wrong!! Such a Shame!! Good luck sleeping Tonight. #AugustAmes— Mr.Jones (@JessyJonesxxx) December 7, 2017
I just can’t even believe I’ll never hear your laugh again, RIP beautiful girl— danger (@Abella_Danger) December 6, 2017
My heart is broken for my industry sister. People are cruel and depression is a bitch. Please be good to each other. #RIPAugust https://t.co/eX2z2ip9EL— Anikka Albrite (@AnikkaAlbrite) December 6, 2017
Such a sad day in our industry!!! RIP baby girl August Ames you surely will be missed! Her presence lit up any room, that laugh was contagious you truly were and will always be a superstar. My heart goes out to her husband Kevin and her family❤️ pic.twitter.com/tLZdNNvxKg— Nikki DelanoXXX (@NikkiDelano) December 7, 2017
Rest In Peace to August Ames, one of the best, nicest people I ever knew in the business....— Jules Jordan (@JulesJordan) December 6, 2017
@AugustAmesxxx you were someone we all loved and admired your performances and sweetness captured many across the globe. You were a beacon of light to many people in dark times. I loved you & you will be so missed by all of us and we are heartbroken. #RipAugust 💔 Love, Nicolette pic.twitter.com/HyL0g0s1Oa— Nicolette Shea (@Nicolette_Shea) December 7, 2017
Please learn from this. Please understand that one little word of support or kindness could've saved her. Sometimes, sitting on the sidelines does just as much damage as the people doing the bullying. In the future, stand up for people. Send them a kind word or two. Save someone.— 🍕🌮NoelleEaston🍕🌮 (@NoelleEaston) December 6, 2017
If I find out another beautiful performer/model/entertainer in the adult industry is being shamed for their choices I will (virtually, not in real life) hunt the bully down myself and make them suffer for the pain they inflected on others. So with that said, ladies & gents if you are ever being shammed or bullied, please let me know. I will gladly help, it's better than seeing another young soul take their own life.
August Ames, I do hope some light will come from your demise. Whether those responsible are held accountable or to hopefully prevent something like this happening from someone else. I'm sorry you were treated so badly. Maybe where ever you are now you are experiencing a world without hate. May you rest in peace.
I hope, in some way, this blog makes a point to at least one person to please stop bulling, please stop shaming. If all else let this blog be a reminder of a beautiful woman who took her life way too early all because some people did not agree with her refusing to sleep with someone. (how is that right in the first place to bully someone for NOT sleeping with some one???)
Kiss Kiss Meow!
More articles regarding August Ames:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/august-ames-dead-brother-cyberbullying-cost-sisters-life-a8101816.htmlhttps://www.xbiz.com/news/232280/kink-com-issues-statement-on-passing-of-august-ameshttps://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5102786/tragic-porn-star-august-ames-left-suicide-note-apologising-to-parents/https://jezebel.com/after-being-cyberbullied-adult-film-star-august-ames-w-1821148084http://www.newsweek.com/august-ames-jaxton-wheeler-cyanide-pill-742267http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/08/porn-star-august-ames-kills-herself-after-twitter-uproar/http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/august-ames-dead-porn-actress-suicide-body-adult-films-actor-a8096496.htmlhttp://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/porn-star-august-ames-dead-23-article-1.3681554