Bella Thorne’s OnlyFans nudes controversy has angered sex workers – here’s how they’re clapping back

James Besanvalle
Tuesday 01 December 2020 14:27
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After Bella Thorne joined OnlyFans – a subscription-based platform, mainly used for sharing adult content – the site was changed forever.

It all started when Thorne joined OnlyFans in August and invited people to subscribe to her page for $20 (£15) a month.

Within 24 hours, the former Disney Channel actor reportedly broke a record by earning $1m during her first full day on the site.

But sex workers aren’t happy. While the site isn’t used exclusively for adult content, many sex workers do rely on it for income, especially during the pandemic.

They allege Thorne charged $200 (£149) for a supposedly “nude” pay-per-view (PPV) photoset that turned out to be her wearing lingerie – causing some of her subscribers to complain.

The sex workers claimed a rush of people requesting refunds made OnlyFans implement a $50 cap on PPV posts, as well as earnings from the site being paid out monthly now instead of weekly.

As a result, OnlyFans content creator Erika Heidewald started a “F*** Bella Thorne” sale, offering 50 per cent off for new subscribers.

She tweeted:

Then other OnlyFans content creators followed suit:

On Saturday, Thorne addressed the “new restrictions” on the subscription-based platform and took the opportunity to apologise:

After posting these tweets on Saturday, Thorne has remained silent on Twitter – except for retweeting a post in her defence, that claimed "I think it’s great more mainstream people are joining."

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