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Bella Thorne Apologized For Her OnlyFans Stunt But Sex Workers Aren’t Having It

It was recently announced that actor Bella Thorne had broken records on the adult content platform OnlyFans, making over $1 million in subscriptions in her first 24 hours on the site. In the weeks that followed, she tipped it to $2 million. Thorne’s presence on OF made many other content creators very nervous and it wasn’t long before their skepticism was justified.

Thorne had stated that she did not do nudes on OF, which isn’t that unusual. Some people present erotic images with no nudity. However, she started selling an image under the “pay per view” system purporting to be a nude for $200. Many people purchased it and were disappointed to not get any actual nudity. The complaints led to OnlyFans suddenly changing a number of policies, like instituting a $50 cap on PPVs and making payouts from the site monthly instead of weekly. This might not have any effect on Thorne, who is a millionaire, but for many of the regular people who use OnlyFans to pay their bills, suddenly not being able to access their money or charge a certain rate for their content makes a big difference.

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The backlash was very fierce, especially because Thorne had stated she joined OF for “research” on a film she was making. While there are other celebrities on OF, most notably Cardi B, the whole thing reeked of a publicity stunt. Thorne has finally offered an apology, but some people think it leaves a lot to be desired.

“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,” she started.

Thorne did say she was going to talk to OnlyFans about the new restrictions that they instituted because of her chicanery, but people are still extremely mad:

Like many people with a lot of money and without a lot of real-life experience, Thorne skipped over an important part of the research aspect of films—talking to real people who actually live the story you want to tell and paying them a hefty consultation fee. Not ruining their livelihood. If she really wants to make this right, she better open up her wallet.

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