Trolls tried to mock this OnlyFans creator, but it backfired. Instead, she ended up gaining free publicity, tripling her income within a month.
In her initial tweet, Sofie Halili criticized men who believed they are entitled to sex because they covered the bill on a date.
The 23-year-old wrote on Twitter:
Men who expect sex from a girl cuz they paid for diner: you think I'm worth 60 dollars???????
But one Twitter user responded by posting a side-by-side screenshot of Halili's tweet and her OnlyFans subscription page that showed her monthly subscription rate of $15.
Attempting to troll and shame her, the user captioned the post:
"B**ch worth $15.
The user's tweet went viral and gained traction on multiple social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit.
Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Halili said of the post:
Multiple posts were going around.
Some people thought I was 'owned' by these memes. I guess they think seeing someone's nudes and having sex with them are the same thing?
Halili called the posts not only 'dehumanizing' but factually 'incorrect.'
The joke was like 'bitch is worth $15,' which is really dehumanizing and devalues my labor and job. It's also incorrect.
Most of my subscribers are re-subscribers. The money I make on OnlyFans versus the amount of effort and time it actually takes on my part really puts into perspective how far my 'price' actually goes.
But the troll's attempts backfired.
At the time of her original tweet, she was in the top 1.2% of OnlyFans creators. But now she's in the top 0.48%.
The funniest part is how the memes blew up my OnlyFans, and I'm making more money than ever.
My income this month is triple last month's. … That's a huge amount of growth.
Since it's all anonymous, I wonder how many people who mocked me publicly also subscribed to me privately.
Halili joined OnlyFans to cover the costs of gender affirmation surgeries.
[The surgeries are] really expensive and not covered by insurance.
It would take me years to earn that much money from an in-real-life job.
So something that can get lucrative really fast felt like my only option if I wanted to get surgeries before I was 25.
But now, OnlyFans is a much more lucrative career for Halili.
While some critics intended to shame her, their posts only benefitted her instead.
I think overall, men just have a weird, skewed perception of women's bodies. They value us based on our perceived 'purity.'
It's a really archaic and misogynistic way to view us.
It's kind of like once a girl sells nudes or does anything related to sex work, she's 'tainted' or 'impure.' And it's really gross.
I hope they get the help they need.