An OnlyFans sex worker who went viral last month after an official Army Twitter account left lewd comments on her nude photos says she is now on track to earn $35,000 a month thanks to the tweets.
The adult content creator, identified by stage name Quinn Finite, was thrust into the Twitter spotlight in October after receiving a series of sexually-charged remarks tweeted by the Fort Bragg military base’s profile.
The North Carolina army installation, the largest in the US, sparked controversy after replying to Finite’s pornographic content, expressing approval of her topless photo in one tweet and commenting on her pubic hair in another.
Within minutes, the explicit tweets had blown up on Twitter, drawing hundreds of replies from users who began trolling the Army account’s page over the gaffe.
Quinn Finite says she’s raking in close to $35,000 a month on OnlyFans thanks to the viral incident last month
The Fort Bragg official Twitter account sparked controversy last month after posting a series of sexually explicit comments to Finite’s pornographic content
Fort Bragg responded to the incident an hour later, claiming its Twitter page had been hacked before deleting its account altogether. The 18th Airborne Corps a day later revealed an administrator for the account had admitted to posting the racy tweets.
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Prior to the incident, Finite, who is based in Montreal, had been earning about $7,000 a month and was charging $8.99 for a subscription.
Now, she is ranked in the top 0.14 per cent of earners on the service, with 4,000 subscribers and counting, and is on track to earn $35,000 a month, according to BI.
‘It was plenty to live off of, but now I kind of quintupled my income,’ Finite told the publication.
The tweets quickly went viral, boosting Finite’s exposure and drawing in hundreds of new subscribers. She is now on track to make $35,000 a month, she revealed
Within minutes, Fort Bragg’s explicit tweets blew up, with hundreds of users trolling the account
Finite said droves of new subscribers, keep coming in ‘waves’ since, and revealed she even gained 500 new fans overnight after a tweet about the incident went viral three weeks later.
‘It’s so interesting to see how the internet works that way,’ she added. ‘You can’t even pay for this kind of promotion. This is the jackpot.’
Finite’s fellow OnlyFans sex workers said the viral incident was comparable to ‘winning the lottery in terms of free promotion’.
‘What happened to Quinn was sort of a one-in-a-million chance. And honestly, I don’t think it could’ve happened to a better person,’ Jo Munroe told BI.
Finite, who launched her OnlyFans account during the coronavirus lockdown in May, said she is thankful to the anonymous fan behind the Fort Bragg Twitter account and hopes he ‘got let off easy.’
In a tweet before deleting its official twitter account (pictured) Fort Bragg denied that it was one of their social media admins that had made the posts
By the next morning, the 18th Airborne Corps, which shares a commander with a base, announced the Fort Bragg account’s initial explanation of hacking was bunk
‘I don’t think he’ll ever message me saying, “Oh that was me,” but it would be nice to hear from him,’ she told BI. ‘I never expected to have a military audience. It’s funny to me.’
She later offered a ‘50% off military discount’ on Twitter after her account had blown up.
The person behind the explicit comments is yet to reveal his identity and it is unclear if he was disciplined over the incident.
The 18th Airborne Corps on October 22 shared an update on the investigation into the incident revealing ‘an administrator for the account identified himself as the source of the tweets.’
‘Appropriate action is underway,’ the Corps said.
According to an anonymous official, Army Col. Scott Pence, the Fort Bragg Garrison Commander, had ordered the probe which found the three people who had access to the account had not posted the tweets, reported.
The official said a ‘civilian worker’ later came forward and took responsibility, saying he believed he was tweeting from his personal account.
It is unclear what role the ‘civilian worker’ has in the military and how the person had access to an official military account.
As of Thursday, Fort Bragg’s official twitter account was still inactive on the website (pictured)
Fort Bragg (pictured) is one of America’s largest military bases, housing more than 50,000 military personnel. It is also the headquarters for the Army Special Operations Command, as well as the 82nd Airborne Division
The base is one of America’s largest, housing more than 50,000 military personnel. The commander of the base is also the commander of the 18th Airborne Corps.
As of Wednesday, Fort Bragg’s official Twitter account, which uses the handle ‘FtBraggNC’, was still deactivated on the website.
Despite the base’s best efforts to remove the graphic tweets, other Twitter users were quick to save screenshots of them and share them online.
At the time, some had speculated online that they doubted the base’s claim that the account had been hacked, suggesting that an admin had not realized they were logged in to Fort Bragg’s account when making the posts.
But in a tweet before deleting the account, Fort Bragg denied that it was one of their social media admins.
‘As many of you know, there were a string of explicit Tweets from our account this afternoon. This was not the work of our admins,’ the tweet read.
‘Our account was hacked,’ they insisted, adding, ‘We apologize to our followers. We have secured our account and looking into the matter.’