TikTok Reportedly Banning Accounts Belonging to OnlyFans Creators
OnlyFans developers talk about what some have called a “TikTok purge”.
In a recent Rolling Stone report, some OnlyFans users claim their TikTok accounts were recently disabled for allegedly violating the platform’s sex and nudity guidelines. Most of these developers said they made sure their TikTok content stayed PG rated even though their bios had links that led to their OnlyFans.
“I wouldn’t even type in the word ‘Sugar Daddy’, I would type in ‘Sugar Daddi’ and things like that lol. And I never used the word OnlyFans on my site,” said Lydia Love, who was reportedly booted from TikTok a last month. “Tons of girls I know got deleted. It was like a giant sweep with no explanation.”
Love, who had up to 100,000 TikTok followers prior to her suspension, told Rolling Stone that her TikTok bio included a link to her Linktree landing page that included a link to her OnlyFans page. A representative from TikTok told the magazine that it not only “bans content that commits, promotes, or glorifies sexual advertising,” but also prohibits accounts from “redirecting traffic.” However, Rolling Stone notes that there are many accounts that have not been banned even though they have links to their Twitter or YouTube pages. TikTok neither provided an explanation for the discrepancy, nor did it explain why certain celebrity users like Bella Thorne stayed on the platform despite being linked to OnlyFans in their TikTok BIOS.
Rebekka Blue says that she, too, has been fired from TikTok in recent months because of her presence at OnlyFans. She told Rolling Stone that her TikTok fan base was so large that the platform considered her the official creator, which meant she could monetize her videos. Because of this, Blue was careful not to violate any guidelines and risk losing income.
“I post without makeup and loose clothing,” she said. “I’m not showing skin because I don’t want to risk my account being deleted.”
After her TikTok account was removed, Blue contacted an attorney and successfully appealed the suspension. But she says she’s still bothered by TikTok’s outright double standards when it comes to high-risk content.
“Even if you don’t apply directly, if people see you on TikTok and see that she is cute, she has a nice body, or even just for your personality or whatever, of course they’ll go to your Instagram in time – multiple exposure levels … “she said. “The problem is that TikTok has so many of these girls under the age of 18 with little to no clothes on, but because they don’t make money from their OnlyFans links, their content stays up to date.”