Bella Thorne Apologizes for OnlyFans Controversy

by Kevin Schattenkirk

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday August 31, 2020

Actress Bella Thorne ("Midnight Sun" and "The DUFF") has apologized for the alleged negative impact her new OnlyFans account on sex workers on the website, New York Post reports. Thorne took to Twitter to explain that her intent was not to cash in, but rather to normalize sex work:

Last week, as it was reported, Thorne allegedly earned more than $2 million in less than a week after launching an OnlyFans account and explained that she would be making a film about the experience with Sean Baker ("The Florida Project").

Backlash from sex workers who rely on the site for income ensued when OnlyFans announced a series of new restrictions, which entail "capping fan tips at $100 and pay-per-view post charges at $50, and in some countries, extending the waiting period to transfer funds from the site to a bank account to 30 days," according to New York Post. Some OnlyFans content creators were not happy:

Kevin Schattenkirk is an ethnomusicologist and pop music aficionado.