Bella Thorne blamed for OnlyFans banning porn: Former Disney star slammed by sex workers

The adult content website has said that it will prohibit sexually explicit conduct 'to ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform'


                            Bella Thorne blamed for OnlyFans banning porn: Former Disney star slammed by sex workers
Bella Thorne (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

People are trolling Bella Thorne on the Internet after OnlyFans announced its newest 'no porn' rule. The adult content website has said that beginning this October, it will ban pornography. The UK-based company said it is changing the rules “to comply with the requests of our banking partners and payout providers”. But there were many who blamed the former Disney princess for it.

In a statement to Variety, OnlyFans said, “OnlyFans will prohibit the posting of any content containing sexually explicit conduct. In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform, and to continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines.” The statement noted: “We will be sharing more details in the coming days, and we will actively support and guide our creators through this change in content guidelines.”

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Bella Thorne attends the 21st Annual Warner Bros. And InStyle Golden Globe After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

OnlyFans remains committed to the highest levels of safety and content moderation of any social platform. All creators are verified prior to being able to upload any content to OnlyFans, and all uploaded content is checked by automated systems and human moderators,” it added. As soon as the announcement was made on Thursday, August 19, several netizens tweeted their ire and lashed out at Thorne, who was criticized last year for joining the social media platform and creating disruptions that affected the earnings of sex workers on the platform.

A user tweeted, “hey where’s Bella Thorne in all this OnlyFans drama? I thought she wanted to be the big celebrity to help remove the stigma behind sex work? OH that’s right she only cares when she’s making the $$ and doesn’t have to worry about actual SWers lives and income.” The second one wrote, “shoutout to Bella Thorne for causing the domino effect that ended OnlyFans.” The third critic noted, “Bella Thorne is probably the blame to this since her joining the site is the starting point.”



 



 



 



 

A person said, “Reminder that this is entirely Bella Thorne’s fault.” Another one commented, “I'm sorry but I feel like Bella Thorne and Alicia Silverstone are to blame and I will die on this hill.” “onlyfans banning sexually explicit content is bella thorne's fault. i don't know how but i KNOW that stunt she pulled on there resulted in this,” a tweet added.



 



 



 



 

Thorne's publicist told MEAWW that the star has always been always transparent about the fact that she had no intention of appearing nude on the platform. "Any claims to the contrary or alleged attempt to sell photos were made without her knowledge or authorization."

The notion that OnlyFans changed its payment and tipping policies because of Thorne is simply not true, the publicist said.

In 2020, Thorne had to apologize to sex workers after she began an OnlyFans account in August and became its most successful celebrity earning $1million in the first 24 hours. Though she claimed to start a no-nudity account, a screenshot went viral claiming she was charging $200 for a naked photo. Despite her saying the screenshot was fake, OnlyFans put a cap on the price that creators can charge for pay-per-view content.

In a statement to Mashable last year, an OnlyFans representative said that any changes to transaction limits "are not based on any one user," like Thorne. "Transaction limits are set to help prevent overspending and to allow our users to continue to use the site safely," the statement continued. "We value all feedback received since this change was implemented and we will continue to review these limits." 

After the controversy, the 23-year-old actress took to Twitter and wrote, “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 (film) against the high brows of my peers and managers because I WANTED to help with the stigma behind sex.”



 



 

“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 (sic). 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,” she added.

Actress Bella Thorne arrives at the grand opening celebration at On The Record Speakeasy and Club at Park MGM on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Park MGM)


 



 

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