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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