Well, that was fast.
Just days after OnlyFans announced that it would ban sexually explicit content on the site, the company has reversed its decision.
On August 19, the platform announced it would ban sexually explicit content on the site starting on October 1, 2021, leaving many sex workers struggling to find alternative places to work. OnlyFans said the ban was because, while there are plenty of users and creators on the app, they could not pull in enough investors. But, just a few days later in a Wednesday morning tweet, the company said it “secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community.”
When Mashable asked OnlyFans what kind of agreement they made with the banks, or which banks are down for paying a site with sexually-explicit content on it, the platform declined to comment. They did respond in an email saying: “The proposed October 1, 2021 changes are no longer required due to banking partners’ assurances that OnlyFans can support all genres of creators.” As Variety reported, this resolution could have come exactly because it went so public with the issue of garnering funding while its workers produced explicit content despite being one of the largest and most financially successful platforms for creators that continues to grow.
It’s unclear if OnlyFans will bring sexually explicit content back for good, as it said it “suspended” the ban. The platform did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Mashable on the timeline or specifics of this change.