A group of museums started an OnlyFans account due to social media's dramatic reactions to nudity.
In July 2021, TikTok banned Italy's Albertina Museum for showing nudity. No, they weren't showing random naked ladies but renewed works of art.
After this ridiculous ban, Albertina Museum is part of the "Vienna Laid Bare Campaign," an OnlyFans account that art lovers will want to follow.
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A consortium of museums in Vienna is fighting the "new wave of prudishness" various social networks are well known for.
Vienna's tourism board started the OnlyFans account, and the subscribers a complimentary Vienna City Card or a ticket for one of the museums featured on the account.
It sounds like a great deal, and honestly, we are baffled by what is acceptable on social media networks and what is considered to be "explicit."
A spokesperson for Vienna Tourism Board, Helena Hartlauer, spoke about this controversial decision to include museums on OnlyFans and how social networks are destroying arts:
"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 Was Banned Over Breasts
The Italian museum, banned in July on TikTok, showed a pair of breasts. However, it was a work of Japanese artist Nobuyoshi Araki, which depicted women's breasts.
Museums are no longer trying to understand the insane rules over nudity. Art should be accepted, welcomed, not banned, since we are no longer in the dark Middle Ages. Or at least we thought so.
The Tourism Board released a statement:
"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."
What happened to that hashtag #freethenipple? We have no idea, but to think that some of these art pieces survived for thousands of years only to be banned by some social network is mindblowing.
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The Tourism Board uploaded a video mocking TikTok's decision to ban, saying:
"Want to see Venus - and her mound of Venus? Want to know every feature of a Rubenesque woman? Want to see what the hand is squeezing here?."
The Flemish Tourism Board called out Facebook for censoring nude paintings from Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens in 2018. At the same time, the board mocked Facebook for censuring Gustave Courbet's Origin of the World.
Clearly, this is a war on art, and OnlyFans comes to save the day. Who would've thought?
The new OnlyFans account will feature artists Egon Schiele and Koloman Moser, among others. Koloman Moser was an Austrian artist whose graphic art was taught in schools, while Schiele was a legendary Expressionist painter.
Flemish Tourism Board and its Viennese counterpart are baffled that some artworks have made it through various barriers hundreds of years ago, yet they are unacceptable in 2021.
Speaking to Motherboard, Helen Hartlauer expressed her concerns, concluding that there is something wrong with today's world.
OnlyFans Almost Lost It All
Thanks to its popularity during the quarantines, OnlyFans became one of the most successful networks, but in August, they nearly banned all sexually explicit content.
Of course, they were backed into a corner by financial institutions, yet the backlash they got from subscribers and content creators made them rethink this decision.
The damage was already done for some, and the content creators are looking for other similar, smaller networks.
Others are hoping that people will realize that sexual content is not the real issue. More substantial control over who is making the content and who is watching is the real issue.