Despite sex workers and pornography being the key component to the subscription-based platform OnlyFans’ booming success, the service has announced they will soon be banning sexually explicit content from its site. Starting in October, pornography and nude photos the platform deems sexual in nature (yeah, we’re not sure what jury will be determining that either) will no longer be permitted. The new regulations come as a part of OnlyFans’ effort to “clean up” their platform for more investment opportunities and inevitably pivot to more mainstream content creators (such as celebrities, artists, chefs, and personal trainers) using the platform — and people are pissed.
Despite the fact that sex workers and pornography are essential components of OnlyFans’ tremendous popularity, the subscription-based platform has declared that sexually explicit content will soon be banned from its site. Pornography and nude photographs that the site deems sexual in nature will no longer be allowed starting in October (we’re not sure who will decide that). The new rules are part of OnlyFans’ effort to “clean up” their platform in order to attract more investment opportunities, which would ultimately lead to more popular content creators (such as celebrities, artists, chefs, and personal trainers) joining it – and many are furious.
On last night’s episode of The Late Show, late night talk show host Stephen Colbert was one of those enraged people, and he had a lot to say about the decision.
Colbert questioned the decision, as well as the morals of OnlyFans’ potential investment bankers, during his usual news segment:
Apparently, pornography does not live up to investment bankers’ high moral standards — unless it’s them fucking the economy.
However, Colbert concluded the segment by assuring OnlyFans subscribers that the website’s new policy does not mean the end of pornography: I have some good news for you, OnlyFans fans. There is another location on the internet where you can discover sexually explicit material – it’s called the internet.