After receiving major backlash for suspending adult content from its platform, OnlyFans has reversed its decision. Instead, the platform will “suspend” its original decision and rework its future plans.
“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 tweeted.
“OnlyFans stands for inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators.”
OnlyFans made its original announcement of the adult content ban on August 20.
“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,” the company stated.
Just a few days later, OnlyFans CEO Tim Stokely explained that the company had “no choice” but to ban adult after receiving “unfair” treatment from banks.
“We pay over one million creators over $300m every month, and making sure that these funds get to creators involves using the banking sector.”
“The change in policy, we had no choice — the short answer is banks,” Stokley told the Financial Times.
Later on in the interview, Stokley said that he would “absolutely” welcome adult content creators back to the platform if things were to change. It is unclear what exactly changed between August 20 and August 25, but something certainly has.