'We are not Putin!': Russian OnlyFans stars BANNED amid Ukraine invasion
OnlyFans imposed a ban on its Russian stars owing to the invasion of Ukraine
A vast number of racy adult entertainers are terrified. With the onset of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, adult entertainment platform OnlyFans imposed a ban on Russian stars, which resulted in financial fluctuations for those based out of Russia.
On Sunday, February 27, the creators expressed their concerns as they were unable to share new content or access the money they earned via the platform.
User and creator Bunnie Mommy exclaimed how her OnlyFans account has been frozen since Saturday, February 26. Speaking to Rolling Stone, she said, "In short term, I don’t have money to live … Many models [are] faced with this, nobody thought it could happen." She also claimed she has suffered a loss of almost $8,000 due to the ban. On the other hand, OnlyFans replied to the enraged creators in a talk with the Daily Beast. They explained, "While creators are not responsible for the recent attacks on Ukraine, due to worldwide financial restrictions we have very limited methods to pay Creator accounts linked to Russia and Belarus. As a result, payments have been limited.” The platform further stated that new subscriptions will not be accepted and current subscriptions will not renew once they have expired until Russian sanctions are lifted.
On Monday, February 28, OnlyFans finally revealed to the Daily Star, "After experiencing financial restrictions we have been able to restore account activity for creators in all countries. Their accounts will have full functionalities as long as we continue to have payment methods to support them.” They continued, "We were not terminating or suspending any creator accounts based on the creator’s location, and we are doing everything we can to support our community.”
The announcement came as a relief for all Russian creators on OnlyFans. Another star, who calls herself Kitty, told the Daily Beast, "Right now I don’t have any funds to buy food or pay my rent. I have taken part in several protests since I moved to Moscow when I was 18. We are not Putin! All my prayers for peace and the Ukraine people.”
Bunnie Mommy agreed and said that it was unfair to penalize Russian content creators over a war they did not support. She added, "Blocking bank accounts of peaceful Russian people, blocking working pages and freezing income won’t help Ukraine,” she declared. “[We] are humans, who really wish peaceful sky under Ukraine and want to help as much as we can.”
Another Russian creator named SixSexPlanes said, "It’s important to say, we all don’t support our government. We’re suffering about it all time and now we’re all just shocked."