After announcing a ban on explicit content last week, OnlyFans have reversed their decision after intense backlash from users and content creators, reports The Guardian. In a statement released on Twitter, Onlyfans said they have the financial assurance, “to support our diverse creator community and have suspended the planned October 1 policy change. OnlyFans stands for inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators.”
OnlyFans decision to reverse their previous announcement seems to be too little, too late, for many users who have already jumped ship to other platforms. Upon OnlyFans announcement last week, rival platform JustForFans website crashed from an influx of new users. JustForFans also announced they would increase their payouts to creators from 70 percent to 80 percent, matching OnlyFans contributions.
The platform also released a statement saying, “Creators of adult content deserve a website and platform that wants their business and wants to help their community thrive and prosper. OnlyFans has shown it doesn’t care about the adult industry. It has shown this time and again.”
One of OnlyFans highest profile creators, Tyga, deleted his account after the initial ban announcement, to launch his own content platform. The platform named, myystar, will allow sexually explicit content for sex workers and celebrities, and will only take a 10 percent cut from creators’ earnings.
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