Amy Kupps: Ex-teacher says colleagues who shamed her for OnlyFans now pay to see her
North Carolina's Amy Kupps had to give up her teaching career and quit her job at school when her colleagues and students' parents found out that she was on OnlyFans, an online content-sharing platform. OnlyFans is controversial because for years it has let creators upload any kind of content, even porn, locking it behind a paywall. Kupps, 32, lost her job upon her racy side-business being discovered, but she is now earning a fortune from the career she has chosen.
Kupps, a former teacher who taught history to 13-14-year-olds, earns around $24,836.40 (£18,000) a month by selling her seductive pictures, and the funny part is that some of the money she earns comes from her former associates. Kupps revealed that she has earned more than $9,656.88 (£7,000) from an ex-student’s father in recent months. “After I left my teaching job I was really upset because everyone working there seemed to turn their backs on me. I never expected to hear from any of my former colleagues again and I was so embarrassed that they would have found out through gossip," said Kupps, who has thousands of followers on her Instagram.
"I was quite surprised when one of them checked in on me a few weeks afterwards. I was even more shocked when they told me they had subscribed to me on OnlyFans. It made me feel really appreciated. I loved that they had signed up and spent loads of money because they thought it was wrong that I’d had to leave.” “One of them even told me that his wife was into it and they’d watch some of my content together," she added “That blew my mind.”
Kupps said that she is often trolled on social media because of the explicit photos she shares. She said that she is often mistaken for being an "escort". "I get so many derogatory remarks online, like being called a sl*t, and men and women think I'm a high end escort just because I post X-rated content on my OnlyFans and share sexy photos on Instagram," Kupps explained.
It was her ex who exposed her side-hustle. "My husband couldn’t handle that there were men online spoiling me with gifts far more expensive than he could," Kupps said. Kupps was called by the head teacher of her school after her pictures surfaced online. “It was awkward. I was trembling with fear and embarrassment," she said. "I wasn’t embarrassed about doing it, but knowing my colleagues knew about it made me cringe. But I needn’t have worried, I speak to my ex-colleagues more now on OnlyFans than I did when I was teaching – and what’s more, they’re paying me!”