Belle Delphine faces fierce backlash after posting disturbing images that 'romanticize rape' without 'trigger warning.'
Belle prides herself in 'weird,' sexualized content that has built a huge fanbase for her. She currently has more than 1.95 million subscribers on YouTube and hundreds of thousands on OnlyFans.
For her latest stunt, however, fans are claiming she has taken her offbeat content too far.
In the stunt, Belle shared a series of four images, captioning them, 'My perfect first date.'
One of the photos showed Belle with tape over her mouth while she's tied up in the back of a car.
Another image showed Belle in a forest where her 'kidnapper' has sex with her against her will in the context of role-playing. And she staged all the four images in an intense shade of 'sexual assault and pedophilia.'
Belle shared the photos without any warning, prompting people to call her out for sharing potentially harmful content.
One person wrote:
"I know she posts NSFW content, but posting something like that WITH NO TRIGGER WARNING is unacceptable to me."
"So many of her followers or others could have seen this and been triggered, and that's not f**king okay."
Another person said:
"Romanticizing rape to your following of mostly already weird men, presenting as a younger girl is absolutely disgusting. You should be ashamed of posting this."
While a third added:
"I saw a quick glimpse as to why Belle Delphine is trending WITHOUT A TRIGGER WARNING (thank god they cropped it heavily)."
"I am physically sick, I actually almost threw up. Now I have to throw away the rest of my ice cream bc I can't eat it! I am not okay."
Belle has also previously been called out for feeding into pedophilia by deliberately making herself appear younger in 'adult cosplay.' And many people have accused her latest photos of reinforcing that.
Despite the backlash, some fans tried to defend Belle, arguing she was just depicting 'two partners consenting in role-playing.'
However, many argued that it wasn't the actual nature of the images that were 'inappropriate.' But the manner Belle shared the content.
One Twitter user explained:
"The kink isn't the problem. It's the fact that she posted on public social media without any warnings, tags, or censorship."
"Posting blurred or censored images with 'click here to see more' is different than 'hey surprise watch me get raped!'"
"It needs a content warning so that abuse survivors can avoid it."
"It's just not right to put it on Twitter this big. If people want to see that, they can look for it."
At first, Belle didn't comment on the backlash. Instead, she liked tweets in support of her decision to share the images.
But later, Belle explained why she shared the images. In a lengthy statement, she insisted she's not sorry for posting the content.
"There is nothing wrong with enjoying powerplay and BDSM where both people are consensual."
"I think saying because I enjoy consensual non-consent is promoting rape, is the same as the argument that violence in video games promotes violence."
"I made it very clear in the caption of my photos… that I was enjoying it. And that is was consensual."
"I never said the word rape or anything against my will. This is what other people have put onto it."
"I enjoy the idea of being tied up and used (with my consent, obviously)."
"Another thing that people have said is that I'm trying to dress like a child, which to me, is insane."
"I felt like dressing vintage that day. I even styled my hair in a beehive that was very common for women of that time."
"All the clothes I wear are for adults. So the only thing that people can comment on maybe is the fact that I'm wearing a dress?"
"It's very confusing for me."
"No one likes rape. No one wants rape to exist."
"Saying that I support rape is the same as saying that 50% of the female population does. Because if you look at statistics… many women have powerplay/rape fantasies in the exact same way."
"I consented to being tied up and to having rough sex."
Explaining why she won't apologize for posting the photos, Belle said:
"I am not apologizing for anything. What I did wasn't wrong. [It was] much more normal than people think."
"Look at one of the most common sexual outfits and fantasies, schoolgirl. If you wear that, are you promoting pedophilia now?"
"The front page of porn websites includes fantasy scenarios of every different kind you can think of. Incest, step-mom, teacher etc. Just because someone likes the fantasy of something doesn't mean they want it in real life."
"Sex is complex and explorative, but should always be consensual."
"I post a lot of sexual stuff to my Twitter because it's for my OnlyFans. People who are sensitive to kinks and sexual content shouldn't be following me."
"I've made it very clear that I'm posting hard-core porn."
While Belle is earning millions for posting 'wired' content online, it seems like her recent post crossed the line, invoking the ire of the online community.