A woman was targeted by vile trolls after joining OnlyFans – and it’s had a severe impact on her mental health.
Anisa, from Glasgow, Scotland, earns £13,000 a month by selling sexy snaps on the adults only platform.
After joining back in 2019, she was able to pay off £7,000 worth of debt.
Running her own online business and earning a fortune has been very rewarding for the 25-year-old – but there are some worrying drawbacks too.
Due to the influx of mosigynistic hate and death threats she’s received online, Anisa says it can be a struggle to get out of bed in the morning.
She told the Daily Record: “Online trolls regularly terrorise me to the point where I end up with suicidal thoughts.”
Anisa explained: “The money is obviously fantastic but it’s not always about that. It is hard to walk away.
“Only Fans allowed me to pay off £7,000 of debt I owed which was life-changing. It has allowed me to become financially free and I’ve made good friends from the site.
“I struggled with my looks and after I paid off my debt, I paid for a nose job with my earnings.
“The attention is also incredibly addictive. Seeing notifications coming in from people, you do get a dopamine effect and it makes you want to create more content.
“But then you have the side where you are sent horrendous messages and struggle to get up in the morning.”
The content creator added: “Sometimes I can’t get out of my bed for crying. On social media, it can sometimes feel like the whole world is against you.
“Most days I wake up and there are so many nasty comments on my social media platforms, it’s all to do with me choosing to make an income from Only Fans or slagging off the way I look.”
While the influencer was prepared to receive some backlash when working in the public eye, she never expected messages to be so brutal.
She added: “I knew I would need to put myself out there – but I don’t think anyone should be treated like this for making a choice about their line of work.
“I will post a selfie and suddenly all these strangers on the internet will pile on and attack me for the way I look.
“I’ve been sent death threats. I’ve been told ‘I deserve to die in a gas chamber’.”
Some internet stalkers have even worked out where Anisa lives, which has made her fear for her safety.
She explained: “People have even gone as far to leak my personal information about where I live. Only Fans is an online platform but sometimes it’s so overwhelming I worry about my safety in real life.”
The OnlyFans star has words for advice to others who are thinking of doing online modelling.
She warned: “It’s not as easy as it looks, I work seven days a week and answer messages all the time or have to shoot photos. It is intense.
“But the trolling can become unbearable, and it’s sad that other people think it’s ok to target me for my line of work.”
For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email email@example.com, visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.