ONLYFANS model Courtney Tillia says she feels "betrayed" after the social media platform kept its creators in the dark about banning explicit content, she told The Sun exclusively.

The star claimed that creators were left to find out the news via the media as the website never reached out privately before the bombshell.


On Thursday, OnlyFans released a statement announcing their ban on sexually explicit content at "the requests of its banking partners and payment providers."

It read: "In order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the platform, and to continue to host an inclusive community of creators and fans, we must evolve our content guidelines.

"OnlyFans remains committed to the highest levels of safety and content moderation of any social platform. All creators are verified prior to being able to upload any content to OnlyFans, and all uploaded content is checked by automated systems and human moderators."

From October 1, members will still be able to post some nude content, but it will need to obey the new OnlyFans' policy banning sexually explicit images and video.

OnlyFans' ban comes as a shock to most as it became known purely for the freedom creators had – in fact, Bloomberg reported that the social media platform could be worth over $1B.

'BETRAYED AND ABANDONED'

Special education teacher turned model Courtney told The Sun how she and other creators learned of OnlyFans' new guidelines through the news and not from the platform itself.

When asked if they were informed prior to the announcement, she said: "Not at all.

"That’s part of what is really frustrating – there isn’t any attempt to communicate with those who have made their platform what it is.

"We’re all just hearing things from other sources right now. It’s obviously creating a lot of confusion and chaos for creators."

The mom of two continued: "I was actually in the midst of creating HOT content with other huge creators on the platform when the news broke.

"We all started getting an influx of calls and messages about it. But, I would say that my initial reaction was obviously a feeling of being betrayed and abandoned. I think that’s how a lot of us are feeling right now."

'I'M CONCERNED … '

Courtney, who is among the top 0.03 percent of creators on the platform, said she suspected such a thing might happen as "we’ve known about OnlyFans trying to get investors and 'clean up' their image," but she was still taken aback.

"It’s literally awful. It’s betrayal. It’s abandonment," she repeated.

"It’s really bad business too. Companies who abandon their roots and betray their base never do well. OnlyFans is going to learn the hard way. 

"If this is what they choose, they don’t deserve the amazing creators who have built their platform or the subscribers/customers who have given their money and time. 

"I’m really concerned for those who depend on income from this platform – either as a main source of income or supplementing jobs that don’t pay enough.

"It potentially pushes sex workers back into less safe environments and will disproportionately impact the most vulnerable people – many of those being young women and single mothers.

"But I want other creators to know that they don’t have to freak out. They can choose to see it as happening for their greatest good and make whatever pivot they may need in order to continue to thrive."

NEW PLATFORMS

In fact, Courtney has already gotten plenty of proposals from other websites so she can keep giving her subscribers what they want.

"My content is NOT going to stop, that’s for sure," she exclaimed.

"We’ll just migrate to another platform of that’s what we need to do. Their loss.

"I hold a deep belief that nothing outside of me – including a platform like OnlyFans – gets to affect my finances, my happiness, or my peace.

In fact, a new social media platform has started to make its way into the internet: UNLOCKD.

"UNLOCKD is offering content creators a safe, secure space to promote their sexually-explicit videos, photos and live cam offerings that uniquely define their brands,” said a company representative.

"Not only do we provide a better, more intuitive platform with a wide-ranging menu of online features, we also offer a better deal; models retain 85 percent of their earnings – as opposed to OnlyFans’ 80 percent – with no hidden fees or extras.

According to a press release, UNLOCKD creators can make additional money by utilizing features such as tipping, premium content, Pay-Per-View Messaging, customized content and more.


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