No, YouTube Did Not Unverify Tana Mongeau After Offering Nude Photos For Biden Votes

Published on October 7, 2020

Internet personality and YouTube sensation Tana Mongeau is giving her followers access to her nudes in exchange for proof that they voted for Presidential candidate Joe Biden. Yes, really. She is using the hashtag #bootyforbiden to promote her grand electoral plan. According to the star herself, she received over 10,000 responses.

Her original tweet linking her OnlyFans account was taken down. However, she posted to Instagram saying, “update #bootyforbiden broke tana uncensored. love to see so many ppl who want change as badly as i do. u don’t need my ass to know what’s right for America so go VOTE! today was fun, ily 🇺🇸”. The caption went along with a photograph of a bent-over Mongeau with Biden’s face superimposed over her own. It’s truly a sight to behold.

Since Mongeau’s original debut of the idea, other sex workers on OnlyFans have caught onto the trend. A few other sex workers have linked their OnlyFans accounts in tweets with the same general idea. If you vote for Biden, they will send nudes.

A Scandal Of Questionable Legality

Although the move is catching on in popularity, it may not be legal to solicit votes in exchange for pretty much anything. Vote buying is a felony under federal law. It could also be considered election fraud.

In the days since Mongeau debuted #bootyforbiden, many speculated that the move caused her to lose her YouTube verification. However, Mongeau actually lost her YouTube verification in 2019 after she changed the name of her channel. According to YouTube policy, if a channel changes its name, it automatically loses verification status until the user reapplies.

In the wake of the backlash, Mongeau came out with a statement to Insider claiming that the whole thing was sarcastic. “Obviously no one needs an explicit photo of me to go vote and make a change in our country,” she said. “As much as I love Biden, I am not telling anyone who to vote for.”

Bella Thorne, Mongeau’s ex-girlfriend, also found herself in hot water recently over an OnlyFans related scandal. Thorne received enormous backlash from sex workers and allies after she made $2 million dollars promising nudes that she did not deliver. Her scheme caused the platform to lose a great deal of money in refunds. As a result, OnlyFans imposed new restrictions on the actual sex workers who rely on the platform to make a living.

Mongeau’s scheme, while illegal, has not yet had a detrimental effect on OnlyFan’s sex worker community.

Olivia Smith is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, she covers events, entertainment, fashion, and technology. She also serves as a Voices contributor at PopSugar.

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