Remember Bella Thorne, the Disney actress? Well Bella broke Onlyfans but not in the way you would think.
The newly active OF creator, feminist and apparent sex worker “advocate” may have changed Onlyfans forever. Ms Thorne reportedly made over 1 million dollars in 24hrs through her Onlyfans account. This was a new record for that kind of amount in that short of time. Stories like these are oh so familiar with some of the highest paid performers (usually the top 1%) on Onlyfans. But how did she do it and why has it’s caused such an uproar in sex work community?
As it turns out, Bella may have roped in subscribers by mass sending a “Onlyfans PPV” (Pay Per View). Twitter user ‘A Guy’ posting the below message:
“Naked. NAKED!? Yes naked.”
However unsuspecting subscribers were a lingerie photo set. In other words, she was not fully naked.
This PPV however was priced at $200 USD which lit the torch to an angry mob of users requesting refunds from OF directly. This then caused OF to switch to damage control mode.
Onlyfans respond with changes to the site for every creator. Some of the changes made thus far:
An Onlyfans representative spoke with pedestrian.tv on the matter;
“Transaction limits are set to help prevent overspending and to allow our users to continue to use the site safely.”
“We value all of the feedback received since this change was implemented and we will continue to review these limits.Our objective remains to provide the best platform possible for the OnlyFans community.We can confirm that any changes to transaction limits are not based on any one user.”
Performers of OnlyFans are furious with the new restriction and blame Bella for ruining it for everyone.
For many onlyfans performers who use the platform in these difficult times due to COVID-19, it is disappointing that Bella Thorne has done what she has done. Bella hinted that she only used it as a learning experience for an upcoming project with director Sean Baker. However Sean Baker quickly quashed any rumours of an upcoming project amongst the SW backlash.
If Bella actually experience what it’s like being a sex worker, she could have disguised herself, bought an iPhone and started from scratch just like the majority of all sex workers do.