OnlyFans reverses porn ban, will allow sexually explicit content

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OnlyFans says it no longer plans to ban porn in an abrupt flip-flop that comes after a backlash from sex workers who use the popular platform to sell sexually explicit photos and videos.

“We have secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community and have suspended the planned October 1 policy change,” the company said on Twitter. “OnlyFans stands for inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators.”

The company did not immediately respond to a request to explain the decision. 

The news comes less than one week after OnlyFans said it planned to ban all sexually explicit content starting Oct. 1 while still allowing some nudity.

The announcement led to widespread outcry from the hundreds of thousands of creators who sell explicit photos and videos on the platform.

“I’m beyond disappointed in OnlyFans’ decision — angry and betrayed would be a more accurate description,” OnlyFans creator Courtney Tillia told The Post over the weekend.

OnlyFans has not yet explained the reason for flip-flopping on its decision.
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OnlyFans' announcement of the ban led to outcry from the sex workers who sell explicit photos and videos on the platform.
OnlyFans’ announcement of the ban led to outcry from the sex workers who sell explicit photos and videos on the platform.
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OnlyFans founder and CEO Tim Stokely then doubled down on the decision Tuesday, saying the company “had no choice” because big banks like JPMorgan Chase and Bank of New York Mellon discriminated against the company. 

Meanwhile, on a Reddit forum for OnlyFans creators, some sex workers who used the platform were baffled by the quick reversal just a day later. 

“Im so confused and even more stressed than before now,” wrote one user. 

“Yeah, they can still go f–k themselves,” said another. “I’m completely switching to Fansly as soon as possible.” 

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Following the decision to ban sexually explicit content, OnlyFans CEO Tim Stokely said the company “had no choice” because of discrimination from banks.
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Fansly is an OnlyFans alternative that saw increased interest from OnlyFans creators after the company initially announced its porn ban. 

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