Camille Winbush Explains Why She Joined OnlyFans

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Actress Camille Winbush explains the real reason why she decided to join OnlyFans. 

If you remember, “The Bernie Mac Show” star launched her page in 2021, which caused an uproar on social media. Although she isn’t the only celebrity on the site known for its explicit content, she did explain that her account would not have a lot of nudity on it. 

Fans were upset that she turned to that platform because they watched her grow up on television. During an interview, Winbush said, “People that are outside of the acting world have no place to speak on it. When people are saying, ‘Oh, those Bernie Mac checks must have dried up.’ I’m like, ‘From a job 20 years ago when I was a 12-year-old? Yeah.’ Like, duh.”

She later went to speak about her residual checks and the decrease over the years. “If I was on Friends making a million dollars an episode, yes, those residual checks would still be very nice. But as time goes on they get smaller and smaller every year. You’re not making the same amount that you were when the show was current, per episode. …Twenty years later, those checks are not sustainable for a living.”

Winbush then spoke on how the industry can be unsecured. “You can count on any job to last or even to book a job. So, over the years I have done regular 9 to 5s. I owned an ice cream shop for three years when I was a teenager. …But If I can find a way to make enough to buy a home from the comfort and safety of my own living room, why wouldn’t I do that?”

She also addressed the criticism that the late Bernie Mac would be disappointed in her for joining OnlyFans. “I made the mistake of reading comments about my ‘fan’ announcement. Overall, the majority were supportive and I appreciate that. I really do. But I’m human and of course, the ones that stick out to me were the negatives. So let me be clear – I am not broke or desperate for money. Bernie, God rest his soul, is not turning over in his grave. STOP saying that. Even if meant as a joke, it is far from funny.”