Former congressional candidate ‘appalled’ after Mexican tabloid published her OnlyFans photos
Last year, shortly after Alexandra Hunt, a 28-year-old public health researcher and community organizer, announced her candidacy to represent Pennsylvania’s 3rd Circuit, she was spoke frankly about being a stripper to get through college at the University of Richmond and later helping out with OnlyFans fund their campaign and pay the bills. The backlash was predictably quick, but Hunt doubled down –at job interviewson social mediaand over lively goods (“Elect Hoes” branded t-shirts). Everyone from advisers to snooty voters discouraged their full-bodied support of sex work and warned that it would be used against them at every turn. Now, five months after losing her elementary school, Hunt sees it differently.
This week Hunt told Jezebel that she learned El Graphico—that Mexico’s “most importantly popular newspaper” and is in fact one tabloid covered the crime with relish – had released Photos taken straight from her OnlyFans account. The article, titled “Alexandra Hunt, the horny US politician who shows it all on OnlyFans,” summed up an interview she did with Spanish outlet Hipertextual and featured photos of her OnlyFans account where she posts photos that are exclusively available subscribers—This means that the publication accessed the content by first purchasing a subscription.
“A media company thought it was okay to steal my content and make money from it body,” Hunt said to Jezebel. “There is no responsibility for something like that. It happens regularly, and the rhetoric surrounding the issue has been, “What did you expect? If you let it out, it’s your fault.’”
Disturbingly, the newspaper credited Instagram for the photos, although Hunt only posted one of the stolen photos – an advertisement for their merchandise and account – on the social media platform.
hunt first vented her indignation and asked for advice on her Tiktok – where she has over 88,000 followers:
“Their problem with me is how I make a living, and yet they stole my intellectual property and put it in the digital universe with the same intent of getting clicks, getting views and making money. We’re the same, except I haven’t stolen anyone or violated anyone’s privacy. We need to show these kinds of people that we don’t back down when faced with bullying. I intend to fight this and I need your help.
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So far, the video has garnered over 11,000 likes and 500 comments – many of which were kind words or connections to lawyers. Hunt told me, however, that she has yet to find an affordable attorney. She has also made more than one attempt to get in touch with OnlyFans hoping they will lend one Billion Dollar Hand in removing the stolen content. So far she hasn’t heard anything.
“They have to work on it and try to download the content, but they also have to try to set a media precedent,” Hunt said. “It’s not a way of attacking people and it’s very dangerous.”
Content creators and sex workers on OnlyFans have long criticized the platform primarily for its compliance FOSTA SESTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act), a federal law enacted during the Trump administration. The legislation has asked De-platforming, discrimination against banking and payment platforms, and predicaments like Hunt’s.
Despite this, she says she is considering another run for public office and will continue to use OnlyFans as a source of income.
“I want to be very clear that I have no shame in having an OnlyFans and that I do it for a living,” Hunt explained. “I am appalled at the exploitation and theft as anyone would. It’s like if my wallet got stolen or someone came to my place of work and took things from me.”
https://jezebel.com/alexandra-hunt-congress-candidate-onlyfans-published-1849656810 Former congressional candidate ‘appalled’ after Mexican tabloid published her OnlyFans photos