Bella Thorne slammed for 'taking away money' from sex workers as she earns $2M from OnlyFans days after joining

Bella Thorne's OnlyFans account made $1 million in 24 hours and the Internet believes she is pushing sex workers profits aside

                            Bella Thorne slammed for 'taking away money' from sex workers as she earns $2M from OnlyFans days after joining
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On August 19, 22-year-old actress  Bella Thorne had made the announcement via Instagram that she has created an OnlyFans account, in order to “fully control” her images “without censorship.” OnlyFans is a subscription-based social media platform that allows users to sell and purchase original and explicit content, which is protected by a paywall. To avail the service, users have to pay a monthly fee which varies from account to account. 

Sharing the cover of Paper magazine which talks about her joining OnlyFans, Thorne wrote in the caption, “Thank u @paper I’m excited to talk about the politics behind female body shaming & sex!!! With the amazing director sean baker who I’m proud to call my friend.”  As per Page Six, the actress set a record of sorts by earning $1 million on her first day 

It gets better for her. According to LA Times, the actress has earned almost $2 million from the account in less than a week. According to the report, she charges users $20 a month for access to her feed. A Page Six report states that creators on OnlyFans receive 80 percent of their subscription revenue and tips from fans.As per the LA Times report, she is planning to put a part of her money in her production house and charity.

Thorne had made her directorial debut in 2019 with the adult movie ‘Her & Him’. She also opened upto LA Times about using the platform for research for a movie that she plans to make with Sean Baker, known for indie films like ‘The Florida Project’.  She is quoted as saying, “It’s a feature we are researching as I’m living it currently. What are the ins and outs? What does a platform like this do to its users? What’s the connective material between your life and your life inside the world of OnlyFans? ... How can it change your life for the worse and the better? How far are you willing to go, and how far do you WANT to go? You can be me, or this talented girl from Montana, and OnlyFans could change your life — if you want it to, of course.”

However, as stated by LA Times, the young actress is still in the process of deciding what she wants to share with the users. The report states that until now, the feed features numerous bikini photos, her eating a hot dog, but nothing overtly graphic. It further states that she did conduct a poll asking fans what type of content they would like and some of the answers included tongue teasing, lingerie, booty, showering and twerking. According to the report, her main purpose is to use the platform to be more personal with fans by sending them “good night and good morning personal messages” via voice memo. Her plans also include offering classes on writing in Final Draft, baking and songwriting.  A Page Six report claims, the site had briefly crashed after the actress launched her page.

However, Twitter had a lot to say about the ‘profit’ she made in less than a week. One user said, "I do love Bella Thorne she is so beautiful but feel a little disappointed that famous people are now turning to onlyfans, it’s supposed to be an opportunity for normal girls to make some money who really need it and this pushes us sex workers aside RETWEET." 



Another alleged, "People like Bella Thorne are taking away money from sex workers who actually need the money smh. They are gonna take what they need from that platform and leave it to die."



A user said, "I hope huge celebrities creating an OnlyFans and making huge profits inspires America to decriminalize sex work. Bella Thorne is making millions within hrs while sex workers are dying each day due to the illegality of their profession. Change it!"



One user commented, "Wish Bella Thorne would use her platform to amplify and promote the accounts of full-time workers instead of only caring about herself."



Another stated, "If Bella Thorne made a million dollars on Onlyfans in a matter of just one day, I can’t even fathom what she’d do with 365 days."


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