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'Stigma' Irish model Shahira Barry furious after being kicked off TikTok due to OnlyFans

It is impossible to contact a human at TikTok but the response I eventually got said it was deleted for adult nudity via the promotion of OnlyFans”


Shahira Barry

Shahira Barry

Shahira Barry

Irish model Shahira Barry has been left fuming after she was apparently kicked off social media platform TikTok due to her link to OnlyFans.

The 29-year-old Galway girl told how she was initially wary of joining the platform, which allows creators to charge fans a monthly subscription in return for raunchy pictures and clips.

But after just a few days on the site she was among the top 10 per cent of creators.

She said of joining OnlyFans: “At first I didn’t know if I wanted to say anything publicly just because of the stigma attached to the website.

“But after a few days on the platform, I feel more comfortable and thought I’d rather give my narrative on why I joined and my opinion on it rather than have people presume.

“After years of doing lingerie and swimsuit photoshoots and even testing as a Playmate, I don’t think it’s that farfetched for me to have joined . . . it kind of makes sense!”

The website, however, is often considered quite raunchy due to some of the content sold on the platform and Shahira has been told her account was deleted due to community guideline violations.

She maintains, however, that she never used the platform to promote her page.

She explained: “My TikTok was deleted about 3 weeks ago. I went to log on one day and I got a notice that they were deleting my account for community guidelines violations.

“It is impossible to contact a human at TikTok but the response I eventually got said it was deleted for adult nudity via the promotion of OnlyFans."

Shahira said that she used the platform to create comedy skits and pointed out that she wore tracksuit bottoms in her videos.

“I did two comedy sketches - one from the movie Wolf of Wall Street and one from a cartoon in which I alluded to OnlyFans in the writing connecting it to the audio as a joke because OnlyFans was a trending popular Topic.

“I was fully dressed in sweats in both videos, one at home and one at a mall and neither of which did I say I had an OnlyFans or ‘promote OnlyFans’.

“The words 'OnlyFans' never came out of my mouth at all on TikTok. One of the videos went pretty viral but neither were ever flagged by TikTok or taken down.”

The model, who previously acted as a body double for Kim Kardashian, is currently living in the US trying to break into the acting world.

Shahira moved there six years ago where she runs her own online store Pretty Boutique.

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