Pregnant YouTuber Trisha Paytas has called out critics for 'sex-work shaming' after their OnlyFans photos received backlash

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  • Trisha Paytas, who is pregnant, recently tweeted nude photos to promote their OnlyFans.

  • Twitter users accused Paytas of using their pregnancy to profit from the explicit content.

  • Paytas called the criticism "sex-work shaming" and received support from other OnlyFans creators.

Controversial YouTuber Trisha Paytas, who is 16 weeks pregnant, has responded to critics who accused them of exploiting their pregnancy for OnlyFans fame, saying they were "shaming" sex workers.

Paytas, who uses "they" and "them" pronouns, tweeted a semi-nude photo on March 26 along with links to their account on OnlyFans, a subscription-based platform often used for sexually explicit content. They added the caption, "Cue incoming sex work shaming because I'm a mom comments."

It follows a mixed response to a tweet Paytas posted on March 16 which featured two nude photos of themselves censored with emojis, saying the "Full uncensored" version was available on their OnlyFans page.

Many replies to the revealing images were critical. One tweet with 148 likes said, "your kids gonna get bullied so bad at school man." Another comment with 20 likes said, "can't wait till you and your child sit down one day and look over these classy mother moments."

Paytas' response to their critics has sparked discussion about whether they should be promoting their sex work while pregnant. Several commenters under the recent tweet continued to accuse the YouTuber of using their pregnancy for OnlyFans profit, and "sexually exploiting" it.

However, a number of users who appeared to be OnlyFans creators themselves shared support for Paytas. One commenter with an OnlyFans account linked in her Twitter bio wrote, "moms do it best," and another who said they have kids of their own, added, "You aren't the only one," and shared stories about receiving negative comments from people online.

Paytas, who is married to artist and content creator Moses Hacmon, announced their pregnancy on February 14, and went on to receive hundreds of negative comments on social media from people claiming they would not be a good parent.

The influencer is a controversial figure who has feuded with a number of popular social media stars over their decade of online fame, including David Dobrik and Charli D'Amelio. They currently have almost 5 million YouTube subscribers and 6.8 million TikTok followers.

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