OnlyFans has apparently stopped paying Russian users in light of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
The invasion in Ukraine has left Russian content providers without access to the money they’ve earned on their accounts.
When some users with Russian Federation-registered accounts attempted to access their funds, an ‘error’ notice appeared, according to the outlet.
“Any available balances will remain secure and pending until such time that they may be withdrawn again,” the online platform told the Daily Beast.
“While creators are not responsible for the recent attacks on Ukraine, due to worldwide financial restrictions we have very limited methods to pay Creator accounts linked to Russia and Belarus.”
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— Kanra (@Kanra_cosplay) February 27, 2022
I don't support this war, but I became its hostage, like other creators from Russia. Models, cosplayers, artists, youtubers and others. We all found ourselves blocked on our platforms or cannot receive income from them just because we are russian.#WeMakeArtNotWar
— Black._.Way (@_Black_way_) February 26, 2022
Meta’s President of Global Affairs and Communications Nick Clegg took to Twitter on February 27 and wrote:
“We have been in contact with the Government of Ukraine, and at their request we have also restricted access to several accounts in Ukraine, including those belonging to some Russian state media organizations.”