A member of the Malaysian Islamic Party, or PAS, defended himself today for following OnlyFans on Twitter, saying that he only did so in order to track a fitness trainer he seemed to be a fan of.
Hezry Yasin, who is a member of the Islamist party’s youth wing, was called out on Twitter after following the official account of the platform popular for its NSFW content. Despite his defense, people refused to buy his explanation, which also failed to mention the name of the so-called fitness trainer he was looking out for. Hezry also claimed that he does not subscribe to the OnlyFans platform.
“My friends and I were following the progress of a fitness trainer, who mentioned that he would share more in-depth knowledge on OnlyFans,” Hezry said today.
Others weighing in on Hezry following OnlyFans on Twitter had asked why he would search for fitness content on the platform when there’s plenty of free fitness videos on YouTube.
“Why would he subscribe to OnlyFans to watch fitness trainers when you can see these masculine men do the same on YouTube for free? Hezry Yasin sweetie… I DEMAND AN EXPLANATION!” Twitter user @Idespisecats said.
Hezry, who has expressed his views that women should wear modestly, has since unfollowed the OnlyFans’ official Twitter account but the criticism continues to fill Twitter today, including a meme inspired by him.
“Well, you seem to have a lot to say about a woman’s modesty, and yet you follow @OnlyFans?” Twitter user @Yallayalladin said. The comment, which was written in response to Hezry telling someone to “cover up her hands and legs,” has since been shared 500 times.
His political rival Shafiq Kassim from the Democratic Action Party also had something to say: “Hi @hezryyasin after this I hope you stopped lecturing on Twitter about religion and modesty and all that jazz. We all know what Only Fans is famous for and those subscriptions aren’t cheap either. Best put those US dollars to good use for the PAS Youth fund, okay?”
OnlyFans has been growing popular recently with at least 30 million users ever since it was established in 2016. While it is also home to other types of content such as art or indie music, it is mostly popular for adult entertainment.
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