Scroll To Top
Celebrities

Bella Thorne Apologizes After Outrage Over OnlyFans Policy Shift

Bella Thorne Apologizes After Outrage Over OnlyFans Policy Shift

Bella Thorne Apologizes After Outrage Over OnlyFans Policy Shift

The actress made $2 million on the site in one week.

rachelkiley

Bella Thorne’s foray into OnlyFans wound up screwing a whole lot of people who use the site for their primary or sole income, and now she says she’s trying to make it right.

The ex-Disney star made $2 million from her page after a week on OnlyFans, convincing around 50,000 people to subscribe to her page at a rate of $20 per month. As frustrating as that was for content creators on the site who have been hustling to make a living for some time now, it was Thorne’s pay-per-view photo, which she charged users an additional $200 to view, that stirred up trouble.

Some users said Thorne was claiming the photo had nudity, something very commonly seen on OnlyFans pages. But it actually didn’t, and apparently so many people who purchased it complained to the site for a refund that they altered several policies that stand to deeply damage the income of regular everyday creators on the site.

After that, the site's policies changed. The pay-per-view photo price limit has now been capped at $50 and the maximum amount a user can send as a tip is $100. And rather than get paid 7 days after making their money, creators will now have to wait a full 30 days — something that can be a serious problem in the gig economy.

OnlyFans has denied that “any one user” is to blame for the policy changes, but the timing has people doubting that claim — including, it would seem, Bella herself.

The actress has been clear that her decision to join OnlyFans was made in part to help break the stigma surrounding sex and sex work, as the site has often been used by sex workers as a safe place to provide content to a paying audience.

In a series of tweets posted Saturday, she says she realizes she hurt the people she was trying to help with her actions, and plans on meeting with OnlyFans to discuss the new restrictions.

Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Fellow Travelers & Jamie Lee Curtis

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Latest Stories

author avatar

Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.