Strictly star shares OnlyFans regret and says he joined after show breakdown
John Whaite has revealed that he regrets joining OnlyFans.
The Great British Bake Off winner, 34, was back on Steph's Packed Lunch on Thursday (May 25) offering his views on the latest news headlines.
Conversation turned who whether or not you'd be comfortable with a family member being on adult-only subscription site OnlyFans.
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John went on to share that he previously joined the over-18 platform but he "regrets" it.
He added that he only joined it after having a "breakdown" after taking part in Strictly Come Dancing.
He made the decision to move his saucy content over to OnlyFans in August last year.
However, he decided to delete his account before "anyone gets the wrong impression."
Two months after joining, John issued a statement, saying: "Following the news today alleging that users of the OnlyFans platform are still able to exploit young children, I have taken the decision to close down my account.
“While the claims are yet to be proven/refuted, I cannot morally continue to use a platform that is subject to such serious allegations.
"Exploitation of children is abhorrent and it is incumbent on corporations such as OnlyFans to ensure they have the most advanced filter systems in place to prevent and report such activity."
John captioned the post: "I won’t put profit before social purpose. Child exploitation is abhorrent and must be stopped.
"I cannot continue to use OnlyFans until there is, unequivocally, no possible means of child exploitation on the platform."
OnlyFans has previously defended its actions after a spokesperson explained their efforts to prevent children under the age of 18 from using the platform.
A spokesman said: "We use a combination of state-of-the-art technology together with human monitoring and review to prevent children under the age of 18 from sharing content on OnlyFans.
"This is something that we take very seriously. We constantly review our systems to ensure they are as robust as possible."
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