A college student in China whose grades suffered due to his addiction to internet pornography has been awarded 10,000 yuan (approximately $1,466) for helping sniff out thirty-two sites on the internet that feature the theme of “porno.”

His disturbing lack of personal responsibility notwithstanding, the nameless student, who blames internet pornography for his inability to get into a school that isn’t a junior college. Reflecting on this unfortunate turn of events, the student had this to say to the Beijing News:

“In the past, when I was in middle school, I used to get grades that were good enough to enter a really good university. It is because of the influence of pornography on the Internet that I was only able to go to junior college.”

The student’s cash prize and self-realization that he’s an internet porn addict are centered upon the “Great Firewall of China,” the country’s ongoing efforts to censor the internet of all offensive and violent material.

Other provinces offering rewards for scouting out internet porn sites (of which 62,000 were reported during the first month the program was in effect) include Hebei and Hainan, and approximately five thousand internet users were arrested in the crackdown on internet pornography in 2009.

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