Popular YouTuber Gabi DeMartino has come under fire after sharing an inappropriate childhood video on OnlyFans that resulted in the deactivation of her account.
DeMartino listed a 35-second clip behind a paywall, teasing potential buyers with the caption “wont put my panties on.” But after users dropped the $3 the vlogger requested, they realized they had paid for a video of a naked child.
According to people who saw the video, it featured DeMartino as a 4 to 6-year-old having a conversation with her father, who was filming. The child says that her grandmother said “put your panties on,” to which her father replies that she probably doesn’t have any underwear on and asks his daughter to show him. At that point, she lifts up her dress and flashes the camera as everyone laughs.
Some people who purchased the video based on DeMartino’s caption were alarmed at the content and went public with what had happened. Soon, the YouTuber was facing public backlash across the internet for posting what many are calling child pornography.
After initially writing the backlash off as “drama,” DeMartino eventually issued a lukewarm apology, claiming that she just wanted to share a “goofy throwback family moment” with her fans.
But people pointed out that she sold the video on OnlyFans, which is predominantly used by sex workers and where DeMartino herself generally posts racy content, using a sexually suggestive caption contradicts her claim that the whole thing was an innocent misunderstanding.
Though DeMartino says she took the video down herself, her entire OnlyFans account has since been deactivated, seemingly by the company itself.