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Museum Starts OnlyFans Account After Its TikTok Got Banned For Posting Nudes

Stewart Perrie


Museum Starts OnlyFans Account After Its TikTok Got Banned For Posting Nudes

A group of museums have set up an OnlyFans account to broadcast their finest works after their TikTok account was banned.

The social media giant blocked the account owned by Italy's Albertina Museum for constantly showing nudity, even though it's from renowned artists from around the world.

As a result, they've found a home in the X-rated site and they've launched a Vienna Laid Bare campaign.

Vienna Tourism Board spokesperson Helena Hartlauer told Motherboard they find it ridiculous that a social media company can't differentiate between art and real life.

"Part of what makes this problematic is that there are no clear guidelines on these platforms, nor rhyme or reason, in regards to what nudity is considered 'offensive' and what nudity is not.

"We've had 3,000-year-old works of art be censored. Clearly there is something wrong here."

Albertina Museum's TikTok ban happened in July, with the straw-breaking moment coming when they uploaded photos from Japanese artist Nobuyoshi Araki, which depicted women's breasts.

The Tourism Board released a statement, which says: "Vienna and its art institutions are among the casualties of this new wave of prudishness - with nude statues and famous artworks blacklisted under social media guidelines, and repeat offenders even finding their accounts temporarily suspended.

"That's why we decided to put the capital's world-famous 'explicit' artworks on OnlyFans.

"Major social media channels like Instagram and Facebook have nudity and 'lewd' content firmly in their sights."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

They've uploaded a YouTube video mocking TikTok's decision, where they say 'Want to see Venus - and her mound of Venus?', 'Want to know every feature of a Rubenesque woman?' and 'Want to see what the hand is squeezing here?'.

In the past, social media giants have had problems with nudity that doesn't belong to a real-life human being.

While there is an ongoing campaign to 'Free The Nipple' on human breasts, the likes of Facebook and Instagram have censored other works of art.

The Flemish Tourism Board called out Facebook for censoring nude paintings from Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens in 2018.

Motherboard adds that a French court found Facebook incorrectly censored Gustave Courbet's 'Origin of the World' in a post.

While OnlyFans has issues of its own, the Vienna Tourism Board is hopeful their new account on the site will be able to attract art lovers from all over the world.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: News, Social Media

Stewart Perrie
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