Well that didn’t take long. UK-based OnlyFans has announced that it is suspending its planned policy change on not-safe-for-work content. What was supposed to come on 1 October will not be happening on that date, most likely thanks to backlash.
The company made the announcement via its official Twitter account. In it, the company says that it has “secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community”.
It’s also worth noting that OnlyFans used the word “suspended” rather than scrapped, cancelled, or something else to denote a definitive dropping of the policy. So while it does mean that the more risque performers on the platform are temporarily in the clear, it doesn’t mean that there will not be any aftershocks.
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
An OnlyFans spokesperson told Variety that the changes proposed earlier “are no longer required due to banking partners; assurances” that the company can pay all of its creators. But the spokesperson did not identify which banks these were that initially opposed NSFW content on the platform.
With the expected U-turn, it’s back to business for everyone involved. Or maybe not, as it wouldn’t be surprising if some NSFW performers decide that it’s a scare that they don’t need ever again, and moved on to alternate platforms.