OnlyFans seemed to have gaged just how much money they would lose, and how much their public image would fall out of favour, especially amongst the sex-positive Gen-Z – by banning sexually explicit content.
As now the platform have released a statement saying they won’t be doing that after all. OnlyFans faced fierce backlash from around the world for profiting off sex workers and then dropping them for their “investors” and “payment processors” such as Mastercard.
“Thank you to everyone for making your voice heard”, they tweeted. “We have secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community and have suspended the planned October 1st policy change. OnlyFans stands for inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators”.
Until when? Another one of the corporations that are either pumping OnlyFans with more money than they already make or providing them with a payment portal decides they don’t want certain content.
The question is whether the creators on OnlyFans now trust the platform. What they’ve done is give creators a glimpse of how quickly their livelihoods could be taken away from them.
This could obviously all be a PR stunt… But we don’t think it’s a particularly great one.
The original update was supposed to ban any kind of sexually explicit content including masturbation, due to Mastercard updating their Acceptable Use Policies for sites hosting user-generated adult content. Meanwhile, alternative platforms saw a huge spike in creator sign-ups.
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