Bella Thorne says she won't post nude on OnlyFans, petition garners 1k signatures as fans say 'give money back'

Apart from this, she has also been accused of exploiting the platform that was originally created for sex workers who are still stigmatized for their profession


                            Bella Thorne says she won't post nude on OnlyFans, petition garners 1k signatures as fans say 'give money back'
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Bella Thorne has been accused of “scamming” her OnlyFans subscribers after announcing she will not be publishing nude photographs on her platform. Now those who paid in advance to view the photographs have come forward with a Petition to make Bella Thorne refund everyone she scammed with her OnlyFans account.

Bella shared the news that she will not be posting her nudes on Instagram with a caption reading: “Also nooooo I’m not doing nudity!!!” and in no time she was lashed by those who claimed that she previously had said otherwise in order to attract more subscribers. Thorne charges a monthly fee of $20 (£15.20) to access her feed. Apart from this, she has also been accused of exploiting the platform that was originally created for sex workers who are still stigmatized for their profession. Since joining the subscription-only platform last week, the actor has reportedly made over $2m (£1.52m) from her page. She is also accused of lying about sharing the nude content in order to gain more subscribers and money. According to a report by Independent, Bella also had plans to make a movie based on her experience on OnlyFans. Film-maker Sean Baker – who previously directed critically acclaimed indie films 'The Florida Project' and 'Tangerine' – has signed the project.

Change.org came up with the petition which garnered more than 1000 signature. It says, "Bella thorne scammed people out of millions with her onlyfans account and negatively impacted many sex workers livelihood. She needs to refund everyone she scammed and issue an apology to all the sex workers whos livelihood she carelessly affected." Internet users listed the reasons for signing the petition. One said, "This isn’t considered “tearing women down”, it’s someone with money f***ing everyone who actually try. it’s making sure she’s accountable for her bullshit and needs to take responsibility." Another said, "It’s completely unjust a person with so much privilege has access to something like this."

In order to give an explanation, Thorne tweeted, "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." She further apologized saying, "..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," and "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..."



 

 



 

 



 

 

A user commented: "You cleared $2 million while people on there are struggling to make their bills, which you just made harder for them. You're sorry? Give the money back or use it to purchase subscriptions from the creators. Sorry isn't gonna fix what you did and the negativity you brought." While another said, "Then why'd you lie about the type of content your were providing? And charge $200 to view the one short clip?? What you did was scam OUR customers and ruin a good, profitable platform for the real sex workers who do this for a living. Not even an apology was given.. shame on u."



 

 



 

 

One angry user commented, "You literally caused a site-wide policy change, now our bodies are limited to the worth of $100 max." Another user posted an animated picture of a crying girl who is wiping her tears from cash, with the caption "...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." Another angry user said, "Except no part of what you did even came close to advocating. Not a single post or shout out for decriminalisation no links to pro SW services you've ruined a platform so many need the income from. and all this seems to come a day after Sean baker flat out said there was no movie."



 

 



 

 



 

 

Another user stated, "You help nobody by scamming members This is such a stupid backpedal My bills for the next while until I figure this out are f****d! As if the pandemic wasn’t enough I use that $200 PPV message option to pay the majority of my bills. I use it responsibly and with trust"



 

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