OnlyFans, an online creator platform known for its adult content, announced via Twitter Wednesday that it has dropped plans to ban "sexually explicit" content on its platform in October.
Why it matters: The move comes after the proposed ban sparked an outcry from sex workers who relied on the platform to safely make a living.
What they're saying: "Thank you to everyone for making your voices heard," the platform tweeted. "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."
The big picture: OnlyFans announced the proposed ban on sexually explicit content last week.
- The company has struggled to attract outside investors and the move was done at the request of at the request of its banking and payout partners, it said.
- The move concerned many sex workers who had made long-term financial commitments, including mortgages, based on the presumption that they'd continue posting on the platform.