Last Updated on August 25, 2021
OnlyFans has dropped their ban on pornography and will continue to allow users to virtually prostitute themselves on their website.
OnlyFans, the website that has grown in popularity due to their hosting of virtual prostitution, has dropped their ban on pornography. This comes after OnlyFans admitted that they would be nothing if not for the virtual prostitution that occurs on the website.
“Thank you to everyone for making your voices heard. We have secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community and have suspended the planned October 1 policy change,” the company said in a tweet. “OnlyFans stands for inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators.”
Thank you to everyone for making your voices heard.
We have secured assurances necessary 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 (@OnlyFans) August 25, 2021
As was reported by Variety, “OnlyFans founder and CEO Tim Stokely put the blame for the porn ban on banks in an interview with the Financial Times published Aug. 24, saying that banks including JP Morgan Chase, Bank of New York Mellon and the U.K.’s Metro Bank had cut off OnlyFans’ ability to pay creators.” Due to the lifting of the pornography ban, OnlyFans users will still be permitted to get paid for the sexual acts that they commit on camera.”
As National File reported, Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) started to put pressure on OnlyFans in April of this year, when he demanded that the Department of Justice investigate the site for allegedly breaking sex trafficking legislation. (READ MORE: OnlyFans Admits It Would Be Nothing If Not For Virtual Prostitution On Their Site)
In the letter, Gosar suggested that they should be investigated under the 1910 Mann Act, which bans “interstate transportation of an individual for an immoral, or illegal purpose.” It noted that OnlyFans operates across state lines, and “while probably immunized from tort under Section 230, does appear to facilitate and even encourage interstate travel of the sort directly targeted by the Mann Act.”