In this economy, with the pandemic resulting in the loss of large numbers of people, many Americans have turned to making extra money on OnlyFans. Yes, there are personal trainers and chefs doing their thing on the site, but most of its 450,000+ content creators sell sexy photos or videos of themselves. And not all of them want people they know in real life to know.
This weekend, for reasons it’s hard to even begin to understand, Dean Balsamini and Susan Edelman of the New York Post decided to write an article about the commotion on the OnlyFans side of a paramedic. The woman, whom we will refer to only by her first name, “Lauren”, because we are not monsters, had agreed to speak to the To post on condition of anonymity. Instead, not only did they reveal his name, but they contacted his workplace “on several occasions” and also asked a male “FDNY paramedic” for his take on the situation.
The article, titled “NYC medic helped ‘make ends meet’ with racy OnlyFans gig,” features a side-by-side comparison of a photo of Lauren in real life, in her paramedic uniform, next to one of her OnlyFans photos. It included several quotes from Lauren explaining why she chose to do both types of work, information about how she originally went to New York City to pursue a career in musical theater, the low pay for paramedics, and the his family’s financial situation.
“At the end of the day, it doesn’t affect the way I treat people. What I do in my free time is my business. It doesn’t affect the way I take care of my patients. I know. when i work i am a paramedic. i think i am pretty good at my job, ”she told reporters.
Now, if we were so generous, they strength thinks Post reporters were trying to tell a compelling, humane story about how a woman survives the pandemic. A woman whose job it is to save lives. Except if you read the article in question, it is clear that the main concern here is to shame this woman and ruin her life for no particular reason.
If this were to be a great story, it’s unlikely that she would have included this description from her OnlyFans account:
A subscriber to [Lauren’s] The site found 32 posts on November 25, including a photo showing her topless while posing with a sex toy, and videos of her spinning in a red bra and panties while The Weeknd hit song ” Shameless “sounds.
For example, what would be the reason for “investigating” his photos and videos, unless the goal is to turn it into a scandal? In fact, the end of the article makes it very clear that that was the intention of the article. Why on earth would they have contacted her work to ask for comment otherwise, or include the opinion of another random paramedic to reprimand her?
After [Lauren] First spoke to The Post, she deleted at least seven posts from OnlyFans, including an offer to watch a “16-second shower” video for $ 10. After November 27, she locked her Twitter and Instagram accounts and omitted the reference to OnlyFans from her Twitter profile. On Friday, all of her OnlyFans posts were deleted.
“I know SeniorCare would deem this ‘inappropriate’ so I took it off in the hopes of not losing my job in the midst of a pandemic and three weeks before Christmas,” [Lauren] texting. She said SeniorCare had requested to meet with her.
A veteran FDNY paramedic agreed that EMT’s salary is paltry, but lambasted “Lauren’s]choice of a high school career.
“Other paramedics and paramedics make more money by working extra shifts, instead of taking off their clothes,” he said.
On the SeniorCare website, all job descriptions prohibit “inappropriate conduct, on and off duty.” Requirements include: “Adheres to standards of personal ethics, in and out of service, which reflect the merit of the profession. “
SeniorCare representatives did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
Were people really supposed to be outraged by this? Like “Ugh! How dare she! Paramedics earning minimum wage must be subject to certain Puritan standards! ” or something? Why the hell the To post be so invested in seeing this woman lose her job because of something like that? Which woman hurt Dean Balsamini?
I would just like to point out that Balsamini, while very judge on the breasts of paramedics, is perfectly capable of writing an article full of pathos. For people wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.
Frankly, it all reads exactly as one of the “revenge on women for being attractive and not wanting to date me” fantasies that you might see in the incel forums. Some men are very angry with beautiful women.
Since the article was published, a friend of Lauren has started a GoFundMe on her behalf. This explains the situation Lauren is now looking at because Dean Balsamini decided to ruin her life:
Lauren is a paramedic who works on the front lines in one of the hardest hit areas of the country and earns little money. In order to support herself during the pandemic and her family, Lauren turned to sex work. Recently Lauren was contacted by a national newspaper, Lauren asked to remain anonymous and not to be named. The newspaper and journalist (male) decided not to honor her request instead of quoting and misquoting her, making her appear flippant and indifferent. In fact, Lauren is now in danger of losing[sic] her job, losing her ability to help support her family, her father is extremely ill and Lauren has nowhere to turn.
In an update, Lauren wrote:
I want to start by thanking you all for standing up for me and fighting. I have read all of your comments and posts and feel very overwhelmed with love and gratitude. Let me also say that I really think I don’t have to explain myself, but I want to. I know in my heart that I haven’t done anything wrong, but it really helps to remember that I don’t deserve to be treated like this or talked about this way. All my life I have been sexualized and treated like a sex object, no matter what I do or say. I sold pictures of myself on the internet for extra money because it’s easy. I haven’t taken extra shifts because I can’t work more than 40 hours a week and maintain my sanity. I didn’t ask my parents for help because I’m an adult and wanted to earn my own money. I never talked about my photos at work or used my job as a paramedic to solicit subscribers.
I know I haven’t done anything wrong and I don’t have to be ashamed. Most of the quotes in this article defend me from this reporter. He did not clarify that I begged him to remain anonymous (which was never accepted) and that I told him that my safety and my job would be at risk if he published this article. He really didn’t care. He then called my employer and my mother. As some of you may know, I came home with my family to WV after my father’s cardiac arrest last week. I couldn’t speak with my employer because of this and still don’t know what they will do. At the moment I still have a job but I’ll probably find out tomorrow if I don’t have one.
The fact that she even thinks for a second that she did something wrong is absolutely heartbreaking, ss is the fact that she might lose her job because of it. If anyone has to lose their job here, it’s Dean Balsamini and Susan Edelman for doing this to him. And also this “veteran FDNY ambulance driver”, who should learn to take care of his damn business.
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