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Bella Thorne Made $2 Million On OnlyFans, Now She’s Apologizing To The Platform’s Sex Workers

Bella Thorne is an actress, director, singer, model an OnlyFans record-breaker. Now she’s an apologizer.

The “Shake It Up” star might have risen to fame with her roles for Disney but in recent years she has carved out a career and profile for herself that promotes sex positivity and openness. Last year (in August) Thorne announced that she would make her directorial debut on Pornhun, a pornographic video sharing and pornography website. Her film, “Her & Him” earned her a Vision Award at the second annual PornHub Awards in Los Angeles. Soon after the win, Thorne announced that she had signed a partnership with the website to help change the company’s flagging algorithm.

It looks like Thorne isn’t done with taking home wins related to the adult entertainment industry though.

Last week, Thorne broke the internet when it was revealed that she had set a new record on the subscription-based social platform OnlyFans.

Within just 24 hours of joining the platform, Thorne hit the OnlyFans jackpot and set the record by becoming the platform’s first member to earn $1 million in just one day. By Wednesday, Thorne managed to rake in an additional $2 million.

Speaking to Los Angeles Times, Thorne outlined her plans for earnings from her account, stating that she plans to use her earnings for her production company and charity. To access Thorne’s content on the platform, fans have to pay a $20 a month subscription fee. According to The LA Times, Thorne intents on using her OnlyFans account as research for her next independent feature with director Sean Baker of The Florida Project and Tangerine.

“It’s a feature we are researching as I’m living it currently,” Thorne explained. “What are the ins and outs? What does a platform like this do to its users? What’s the connective material between your life and your life inside the world of OnlyFans? … How can it change your life for the worse and the better? How far are you willing to go, and how far do you WANT to go? You can be me, or this talented girl from Montana, and OnlyFans could change your life — if you want it to, of course.”

Soon after, the reveal, however, backlash sparked when OnlyFans announced new restrictions on the platform.

The site announced that they would be capping fan tips at $100 and pay-per-view post charges at $50. It was also revealed that the waiting period to transfer funds from the site to a bank account will take 30 days. Users were quick to blame Thorne for the changes.

“You scammed people, which in return made us look like scammers and not the hard-working people we are,” one sex worker commented.

“I hurt you and for that I’m truly sorry,” Thorne apologized in a series of tweets. “I wanted to bring attention to the site, the more people on the site the more likely of a chance to normalize the stigmas.”

OnlyFans is a paid subscription platform that is mostly known for its adult and NSFW content.

Recently, “WAP” rapper Cardi B announced her plans to invest time in the platform to better connect with fans who truly support her. “I have a lot of people that claim they don’t like me,” Cardi B explained in an interview with CNN. “I want to have conversations with my real fans.”

The former reality star went onto explain that she won’t be appearing nude on the platform but intends to share content with fans that will take them behind the scenes of her projects.

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Latinas Share Why They Wanted To Teach Their Children Their Native Language

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Latinas Share Why They Wanted To Teach Their Children Their Native Language

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In a world with so much rising intersectionality and access to language tools, many still feel that passing along the traditions of their languages is necessary. Studies have shown for decades that children who grow up in an environment where they’re exposed to different languages have a pathway ahead of them that is full of promise. Particularly when it comes to education and career opportunities.

But why else do some parents find it essential to teach their children their family’s native languages?

Recently, we asked Latinas why learning their native language is important to them.

Check out the answer below!

“So they can be a voice for others in their community .” –_saryna_


“Besides the fact that bilingual kids use more of their brains. I’d like to teach my baby my native language so they can feel closer to our roots and be able to communicate/connect with our community not just in the US, but in Latin America too.” –shidume

“So that when the opportunity arises they can pursue their endeavors with nothing holding them back!” –candymtz13


“It not only helps them be multilingual, but also reminded them of their ancestry. Their roots. It builds a certain connection that cannot be broken.”-yeimi_herc


“So they can communicate with their grandparents, so they have double the opportunities growing up so they know their roots. So many reasons.”
elizabethm_herrera

“Know where you came from, being bilingual for more job opportunities later, being able to communicate with family members.”- panabori25

“I don’t have children but I think a language is tied to the culture. For me Spanish is a direct representation of how romantic and dramatic and over the top in the most beautiful way latin culture is. Also I’m Dominican and we just blend and make up words which really represents how crazy my family is.” –karenmarie15


“If I don’t and they lose ties to their people meaning my family who only speaks Spanish and Italian than I myself am harming them. As a preschool teacher I always tell parents English will happen eventually that’s the universal language but teach them their home home language the one that grandma/pa and the rest of the family speaks. They lose their identity. Sure they make up their own eventually but they must never forget where they come from.” –ta_ta1009


“So he doesn’t lose the connection to his grandmother and great grandfather who only speak spanish. So if he ever hears someone struggling to communicate he can help and feel a sense of pride in his roots/culture. 🇸🇻 plus 🤞🤞 I want him to pick up a 3rd language too!” –cardcrafted

“To give them more opportunities in life. I feel that some stories can only be told with authenticity when they’re in their native language. If you have the opportunity to do so, please do.” –titanyashigh

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Michelle Obama Recalled A Moment When Chicago Cops Accusing Her Brother Of Stealing His Own Bike When He Was Just 10

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Michelle Obama Recalled A Moment When Chicago Cops Accusing Her Brother Of Stealing His Own Bike When He Was Just 10

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As most Black families in the United States know, growing up as a Black person is seen as a great threat in and of itself.

In a country where the rate of fatal police shootings among Black Americans is higher than that for any other ethnicity, it’s no wonder that this is true. Or, why learning to handle the police while Black is a lesson taught so prominently beneath the roofs of Black households.

In a recent episode of her podcast, Michelle Obama revealed that she and her brother Craig Robinson learned this lesson years ago in a confrontation with the police.

Speaking with her brother in her podcast, Obama recalled the day Robinson was accused of stealing his own bike.

Speaking with her brother, a former basketball coach, and her mother Marian Robinson about childhood and parenting, Obama brought up a moment in which Craig was stopped by a couple of police officers while riding his bike.

At the time, Robinson was about 10 or 11 years old and had been gifted the yellow ten-speed Goldblatt by his parents. While riding the bike, a police officer grabbed hold of it and refused to let go despite Craig’s pleas and protests that the bike was his.

“I was like ‘Oh, you got this all wrong, this is my bike. Don’t worry, this isn’t a stolen bike,’ and [the cop] would not believe me, and I was absolutely heartbroken. And I finally said to him, ‘Listen, you can take me to my house, and I will prove to you, this is my bike,” Robinson recalled.

Fortunately, Obama’s mother was home at the time and ushered Craig inside of the house, while she dealt with the police. As her son recalls, “she had that tight lip” as she confronted the officers who had accused her son of stealing his own bike.

Robinson revealed that she discovered the officers were friends with the people who had made the complaint about Craig stealing the bicycle and demanded they come to her house so that they could “admit [they] made a serious mistake.”

Robinson described the experience as a “heartbreaking” one at various times throughout the interview.

“I could tell [the cops] were trying to ask me questions that would trip me up,” he recalled. “If I wasn’t so sure that that bike was mine and showed any kind of reticence, I could see them taking me off to the police station, not calling mom until after I’ve been, you know, booked or whatever they do.”

At one point, Obama remarked that the story is particularly familiar with ones being experienced across the country, even today. “Nobody thinks about, you know, the fact that we all come from good families that are trying to teach values, but when you leave the safety of your home and go out into the street, where being Black is, is a crime in and of itself, we have all had to learn how to operate outside of our homes with a level of caution, and fear, because you never know,” she recalled

Obama’s mother also described the experience as being “part of a culture” among police.

“Because those two policemen were Black. And they were acting exactly the same as any other policeman,” her mother remarked. “It’s almost like, this is what they thought they were, how they were thought they were supposed to act.”

All three family members noted how the incident is so familiar today. Despite the fact that decades have passed. “That’s the perfect example of what all of these young, Black people are dealing with now, because this was, almost fifty years ago?” Craig Robinson said.

Listen to the clip from the podcast here.

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