OnlyFans took a U turn as it has now announced that it has reversed a plan to ban sexually explicit content following an outcry from its creators and advocates for sex workers. Going forward they will support all genres of content including sexually explicit creations.
The subscription based website announced through a prepared statement on Wednesday that the planned ban was no longer required due to banking partners assurances that OnlyFans can support all genres of creators” and declined to answer further questions.
OnlyFans not to go ahead with ban on Sexually Explicit Content
OnlyFans had said last Thursday that it would ban explicit content starting Oct. 1, blaming policies of banks and payment processors for the policy change. The new rules are necessary to comply with the requirements of these financial institutions and are the only way to help ensure the long-term sustainability of OnlyFans, the company said in a message to users last week.
Last week’s abrupt change upset the sites creators, many of whom threatened to move to another website. A lot of sex workers joined OnlyFans during the pandemic when in-person venues shut down or became more dangerous because of COVID-19.
The site has been tremendously lucrative for some people, allowing them to earn thousands every month. OnlyFans says it has 130 million users and 2 million creators who have collectively earned $5 billion.
Lacy Lennon, who says she makes tens of thousands of dollars a month from OnlyFans charging $100 a minute for custom videos, remains skeptical on the ban reversal. What’s scary is what’s the safety on this? How do we know it won’t happen again?”