OnlyFans REVERSES porn ban after backlash, Twitter says 'damage already done'

People are furious that OnlyFans is snubbing sex workers by pushing them into the category of 'creators' and not addressing them properly


                            OnlyFans REVERSES porn ban after backlash, Twitter says 'damage already done'
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OnlyFans has decided to reverse its ban on pornographic content under the guise of "making your voices heard". By "your voices", the platform is obviously referring to sexually explicit and pornographic content creators, aka sex workers who have found a steady source of livelihood amid the pandemic through their platform. But for some reason, the website won't address their line of work after they already snubbed them by claiming the initial planned ban on porn was due to pressure from banks and payment processors.

This comes amidst severe backlash from both the general public and countless sex workers on their platform who had become a prime source of income for the app that allows buying or viewing content with paid subscription. OnlyFans is now claiming that they are hearing the "voices" of these "creators" and sex workers who were prolific content creators are not happy about that. They are still fuming and convinced that this ban reversal is a shoddy PR stunt, adding that in no time the website will go back to showing just how much it does not care about those 'creators'.

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The full statement released by the official OnlyFans account on Twitter reads: "Thank you to everyone for making your voices heard. We have secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community and have suspended the planned October 1 policy change. OnlyFans stands for inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators."



 

But that's not just cutting it for sex workers who were left stranded in the middle of nowhere and had to pursue other platforms to earn their livelihood through online content creation. "I call for a reduce in fees for all of us who have been affected by this," tweeted a user in reply to the statement, adding: "I’ve lost over 150 subscribers overnight but I’m still paying you the full 20% of my earnings?"

Another decided to translate the statement into what they think the underlying meaning of it is. "So translation, you thought that your business model could survive by demonizing sex workers. And instead you took the PR hit and realized you had to back out. This isn’t 2005 - most people don’t think of sex work as shameful or dirty. It’s work. Demonizing them was a bad move."



 



 

Several pointed out why this policy reversal is not going to work in OnlyFans's favor. "Do you honestly think that this is going to bring everyone back? Bc you're wrong. If you are thinking about returning to OF, think hard about that. They took our hard work, built their notoriety, and then threw us to the curb. No ty," wrote a user. Another snubbed any chance of sex workers giving the benefit of doubt to the platform, tweeting: "No chance. You have proved that not only are you untrustworthy but you are willing to put millions of creators out of a job + possibly dangerous situs FOR MONEY you didn’t even tell us first. PLUS IM NOT FUCKING MY FANS AROUND already moved. Damage already done."

There were also those who found fault with the way OnlyFans was once again erasing its biggest money-making section of content creators by not addressing them as sex workers in the official statement. "Ok but you’re back to calling us creators. You can call us sex workers. Or is this your subtle way of going back to ignoring us," asked one user, as another chimed in with support, tweeting: "that part. we made your platform, how about some recognition and PROMOTION! call it how it is, you’re a porn site! that’s the only reason you’re a house hold name. OWN IT!"



 



 



 



 

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