Bella Thorne apologizes after being blamed for OnlyFans payment limits

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"I would like to make it clear that the news of me making a film (documentary or fiction narrative) about Onlyfans and using Bella Thorne as research is false", he wrote in a statement on Twitter. But that movie was far off and would, "focus on her life and the circumstances leading to her joining OnlyFans".

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Without any warning, content subscription service OnlyFans have put a cap on how much money their users can make from selling their content.

Thorne apologized in a series of tweets on Saturday saying she meant to normalize sex work, not financially harm sex workers.

Bella Thorne joined OnlyFans a little over a week ago, raking in more than $2 million on the subscription platform.

An escort and solo porn content creator told Pedestrian TV, "I think she should use the traction she's gained from this to fight for sex workers' rights and the need for there to be laws separate from those in reference to sex trafficking, paedophilia and child porn".

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.

On OnlyFans, users subscribe to creators for a fee they pay each month that gets them access to photos, videos, and live-streams from the creator. You do not have to be a fan of a content creator in order to subscribe, but it certainly helps if you are. Prior to the new limitations, there were no limits on how much a creator could charge for PPV.

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Bella spoke to Paper Magazine after announcing that she had joined OnlyFans, saying: "OnlyFans is the first platform where I can fully control my image; without censorship, without judgement, and without being bullied online for being me".

In the hours following her comments, thousands have urged her to donate her profits to pro-sex work organisations, or to models on the platform directly.

Rather than centering herself in the conversation about sex work, Thorne could have used her platform or her wealth to support any number of organizations that support sex workers as they experience cancellations, job loss, and lost income, and the risk of infection - either via clients or through the prison system.

Baker later released a statement to distance himself from the project. The firm said it had nothing to do with Thorne. "We value all feedback received since this change was implemented and we will continue to review these limits". Our objective remains to provide the best platform possible for the OnlyFans community.

"Additionally, the platform confirmed that any changes to transaction limits are not based on anyone user".

While OnlyFans isn't just a platform for adult content, it became popularised as a modern hub for sex workers, hustling to earn money through a pandemic and a recession. "So cute how Bella Thorne made her OnlyFans on a whim without doing an [ounce] of research on how it would impact the community and she immediately f-ed it up for us", tweeted sex worker Savannah Solo. Refund demands were so high that OnlyFans was forced to change their policies permanently, affecting sex workers in the long run.

Bella Thorne issued an apology after her success on the website OnlyFans sparked a backlash in defence of sex workers.

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