Actress Bella Thorne has taken to social media to apologise after facing a backlash following her OnlyFans success.
The former Disney star signed up to the site earlier this month, selling images of herself in lingerie to fans.
It is reported she made $1 million (£750,000) within 24 hours of launching the page.
The site subsequently changed the structure of the financial element to the site, which resulted in other other OnlyFans stars being out of pocket - something many blamed on Thorne’s success.
The 22-year-old has now addressed the backlash in a series of tweets.
She wrote on Twitter: “PT1 Remove the stigma behind sex, sex work, and the negativity that surrounds the word SEX itself by bringing a mainstream face to it that’s what I was trying to do, to help bring more faces to the site to create more revenue for content creators on the site.
PT1 Remove the stigma behind sex, sex work, and the negativity that surrounds the word SEX itself by bringing a mainstream face to it that’s what I was trying to do, to help bring more faces to the site to create more revenue for content creators on the site.
— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) August 29, 2020
“I wanted to bring attention to the site, the more people on the site the more likely of a chance to normalize the stigmas, And in trying to do this I hurt you.
“I have risked my career a few times to remove the stigma behind sex work, porn, and the natural hatred people spew behind anything sex related.
“I wrote and directed a porn against the high brows of my peers and managers because I WANTED to help with the stigma behind sex.”
She continued: “I am a mainstream face and when you have a voice, a platform, you try to use you in helping others and advocate for something bigger than yourself.
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“Again in this process I hurt you and for that I’m truly sorry.”
She ended the thread, saying: “Ps. I’m meeting with only fans about the new restrictions to find out why!!! This is f***ed up and I’m sorry comment any ideas or concerns you want brought up to OF!! and send me your links and a pic so I can promote you guys.”
Though OnlyFans users theorised the rule changes were down to Thorne’s success, OnlyFans bosses insist this isn’t the case, saying “transaction limits are set to help prevent overspending and to allow our users to continue to use the site safely”.