OnlyFans Tries to Pretend It's Not OnlyFans To Appease App Store Overlords

OnlyFans Tries to Pretend It's Not OnlyFans To Appease App Store Overlords

Well, folks, it seems the old adage of “I can change him” may actually come true for the first time in all of recorded history – specifically, in the case of everyone's favorite wholesome, family-friendly fan-related website, OnlyFans.  The site, synonymous with adult content, Belle Delphine's triumphant, post-bathwater-gate return to the internet, and a controversy in which former Disney Channel star Bella Thorne singlehandedly pissed off sex workers everywhere has seemingly changed its tune, promoting its uncharacteristically SFW app, created in an attempt to appease the pious overlords at Google and Apple. Due to their rules on pornography, OnlyFans as it appears on the web has not been approved by the tech giants, however,  the SFW app has existed since January, this week marks the first time the platform has been promoted to non OF users, according to The Verge

Although conspicuously free of nudity, the app does feature several less porn-y content featuring some of its top creators, including videos from the more SFW side of OnlyFans, like podcasters, chefs, and fitness influencers, as well as a video series called “unlocked," consisting of interviews with notable, erm, content creators, like Thorne, Mia Khalifa, Girls Next Door alum, Holly Madison.

“OFTV provides a super convenient way for fans to watch content from favorite creators,” OnlyFans CEO Tim Stokely recently told Bloomberg of the venture. “There’s no adult content on OFTV. Because it’s not being monetized and there’s no direct impact on creators’ earnings, we are able to be in the app store.”

It is unclear if the brand plans to lean further into its SFW offerings, launching a video series reviewing only fans, providing comprehensive buying guides for ceiling fans, industrial fans, and even those overpriced handheld fans that squirt water (AND WATER ONLY) in your face. 

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