Bella Thorne recently made headlines a few days ago for coming on OnlyFans. Many workers that are members of the OnlyFans community were wary of her arrival. She made millions of dollars in less than a week because of her celebrity status. Many s*x workers and adult content creators thought that was not fair to the people working there for so long. However, now it turns out that Bella Thorne has fundamentally affected the OnlyFans platform and ruined it for the workers that use it for their primary source of income.
Bella Thorne scammed the fans on OnlyFans, forcing them to change their payment system
One Twitter user, idiotpeach, explained how Bella Thorne messed up the platform of OnlyFans for the people:
OnlyFans changes are so stupid and I can’t believe this is all over a celebrity. She scammed people and now all the other creators are paying for it. hearty f*ck you to Bella Thorne.
The way OnlyFans works is that you charge a subscription fee for your fans and then provide the content that you say you are going to provide. But Bella Thorne did not provide any such content that her subscribers were paying for and expecting. She even charged another fee and saying it’ll be ‘lewd’ content but didn’t specify it. People thought it was going to be ‘n*des’ but they were misled.
For the people in the dark: >she charged a subscription price, showed no content then charged a PPV for a lewd and never described it as such. Leading people to believe it was a n*de. >huge charge backs happened so her income isn’t even correct.
What that resulted in was OnlyFans changing how their payment and tipping system works:
>in turn we can no longer manually pay out, 7 days for processing is now 30. >they capped PPV content and tips to certain amounts. ($50 for PPV & $100 for Tips)
The workers cannot manually pay out. Moreover, the days of processing the payment have increased from 7 to 30. The OnlyFans platform also fixed the fees for the PPV content. It was previously more flexible but due to Bella Thorne working, everything is now changed. This drastically affects the workers who use OnlyFans for their income. It’s harder for them to generate the revenue they used to due to the changes.
Many are calling out Bella Thorne for ruining the platform for s*x workers
A lot of people were not happy with what Bella did. One user who also uses the site as a s*x worker shared:
i still can’t believe bella thorne singlehandedly ruined the livelihoods of god knows how many s*x workers just bc she was bored and wanted to increase her net worth by a million dollars or whatever celebrity culture is a disease.
Moreover, the same user called out Bella Thorne ruined the platform for people who use it as an income, stating that it would get harder for people to pay the bills on time:
she has no excuse not to redistribute that money. she doesn’t need it. there are people whose livelihoods depend on this stupid website (transferring subscribers is rlly hard) if payouts take 30 days now there’s no way i’m going to be able to make some bills on time lol f*ck.
Furthermore, the user explained how s*x workers are already in danger for working in such an industry, and Bella Thorne further made the work difficult:
s*x workers put our safety on the line for this we potentially sacrifice our futures for this since revenge p*rn is still legal most places and she takes all of that away with one $200 linger*e pic while the civvies line up to pay for it UGH okay </rant> sorry
Bella was getting a lot of heat for her actions
A meme explains how Bella Thorne’s actions directly affected the workers on OnlyFans:
Onlyfans girls waking up today to find out they ain’t getting paid till October cuz of Bella Thorne pic.twitter.com/kgJZ10HUbe
— Gamerstyle (@Gamerstyle808) August 28, 2020
Some Twitter users were really angry at her. They were sharing how Bella Thorne was doing it due to her unsuccessful career in Hollywood:
Girl imagine being known as the a**hole who ruined onlyfans for s*x workers because you don’t have a single movie iconic enough to be a different identifier. Bella Thorne needs to pick a struggle expeditiously
People were really furious that Bella Thorne would never even face the consequences of her actions:
It took 48 hours for Bella Thorne to ruin things for us OF creators/SWs because she felt like playing a pretend SWer. She scammed her subs and will never face the consequences of doing so (while the rest of us deal with it) among the general stigma of being in this field. pic.twitter.com/68MxUyQwKH
— neptuneexplainsitall (@urwaifuneptune) August 28, 2020
Bella was only doing it for research for a movie?
There was also news that Bella Thorne wanted to make a movie about OnlyFans and that’s why joined the platform in the first place. The actress shared that she wants to make a movie with Sean Baker:
“It’s a feature we are researching as I’m living it currently. 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.”
Bella also explained that she would give all her earnings to charity and her production company that is going to produce this movie.
The actress also wants OnlyFans to be a place where she can become more personal with her own fans by sending personalized good morning and good night messages. Though, her aim doesn’t seem to be providing explicit content, something that she misled her subscribers to believe.
Let’s see if she responds to the backlash she’s getting.