Bella Thorne announced that she was heading to OnlyFans for a new project. She broke the record of the most money earned in one day but her actions inadvertently ruined many sex workers’ stream of income.
Bella has millions of fans across her social media network profiles. She also has dabbled in the porn industry before when she directed a short film premiered on Pornhub.
However, when she became an OnlyFans user, she was subscribed to by many people who probably thought they would be seeing nude photos/videos of the actress but were upset to find out that it was instead a no nudity included batch of content.
Ps. I’m meeting with only fans about the new restrictions to find out why!!! This is fucked up and I’m sorry comment any ideas or concerns you want brought up to OF!! and send me your links and a pic so I can promote you guys
— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) August 29, 2020
This enraged paying subscribers who demanded refunds. By this time, Bella had made $2 million.
Suddenly, this angered more than just the people who were expecting a peep show — the company changed its rules by making payouts 30 days instead of 7 and suddenly put a cap on how much can be tipped hurting sex workers who rely on OnlyFans regularly.
Thorne realized what has happened and took to Twitter to apologize and see how she can make it right.
‘PT1 Remove the stigma behind sex, sex work, and the negativity that surrounds the word SEX itself by bringing a mainstream face to it that’s what I was trying to do, to help bring more faces to the site to create more revenue for content creators on the site. I wanted to bring attention to the site, the more people on the site the more likely of a chance to normalize the stigmas, And in trying to do this I hurt you. I have risked my career a few times to remove the stigma behind sex work, porn, and the natural hatred people spew…behind anything sex related. I wrote and directed a porn against the high brows of my peers and managers because I WANTED to help with the stigma behind sex.’
She went on to say: ‘…I am a mainstream face and when you have a voice, a platform, you try to use you in helping others and advocate for something bigger than yourself. Again in this process I hurt you and for that I’m truly sorry. Ps. I’m meeting with only fans about the new restrictions to find out why!!! This is fucked up and I’m sorry comment any ideas or concerns you want brought up to OF!! and send me your links and a pic so I can promote you guys.’
There’s only one problem — OnlyFans is now claiming that the new rules aren’t due to the new celebrity wave of joining the site but in place to prevent overspending and ‘allow users to continue to use the site safely.’