Bella Thorne infuriates sex workers by bragging that she was the ‘first’ on OnlyFans

Bella Thorne infuriates sex workers by bragging that she was the ‘first’ on OnlyFans
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Bella Thorne sparked a backlash by claiming she was the “first” to join Onlyfans.

The 23 year-old actress wrote on Instagram:

“Everyone jumping on OnlyFans but I took the hit for doing it firsttttt coooool.

"Legit everyone in my newsfeed following in my footsteps. But when I was getting heat y’all were scared. This keeps happening to me hahahah.”

Thorne was by no means the first person to sign up to the subscription service, utilised by sex workers and other content creators to make a living. She wasn’t even the first celebrity – Cardi B’s account predates hers, for instance.

But the real issue with Thorne’s post is that it seems to undermine her previous apologies for indirectly making OnlyFans harder for sex workers to use.

After she joined the site in August, some people alleged that Thorne charged $200 for a nude photo that turned out to be her wearing lingerie.

As a result, OnlyFans implemented rules like a $50 cap on pay per view posts that sex workers said made it harder for them to make money.

In a series of tweets about the incident, she wrote:

“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.”

Now people are calling Thorne out again.

Despite having apologised in the past, Thorne is yet to comment on the renewed backlash.

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