I don’t know when I started getting recommendations from the Twitter page “Markiplier OnlyFans Updates,” but I do know I’ve been watching YouTuber Mark Fischbach’s gradual teasing from a distance over the past few weeks. Well, it’s finally here, and it instantly managed to wreck the entire website.
Markiplier originally suggested creating an OnlyFans page (opens in new tab) back in October in a YouTube video (opens in new tab). He said he would join the content creation site under two conditions. The first was his podcast Distractable reaching the top of both the Spotify and Apple charts in an attempt to knock Joe Rogan’s podcast off the number one spot. He also requested another podcast, Go! My Favorite Sports Team, to become the top podcast in Spotify’s sports category. As the top commentary on the video put it, “Mark exploiting the horniness of the internet and his fans for charity is a classic Mark move, honestly.”
It may seem like a strange thing to do from an outsider’s perspective, but it’s all in the name of charity. Markiplier did something similar in 2018, releasing a “tasteful nudes” calendar with all proceeds going to the Cancer Research Institute. In the video, Markiplier once again pledged all proceeds from OnlyFans to charity, as well as money he made by shooting his podcasts to their respective top spots.
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Unsurprisingly, his fans performed. After meeting Markiplier’s terms, viewers have been waiting for the OnlyFans to finally show up. After a cryptic tweet that simply read “tomorrow”, the page popped up… and almost immediately set the entire website on fire. DownInspector (opens in new tab) shows a small spike in reports as Markiplier’s page went live with a few cheeky comments spurring the situation. He tweeted (opens in new tab) a screenshot of the broken page, with the text “…really guys?”
Everything is working again now, thankfully, and the page already has 16,000 likes. In his biography, Markiplier wrote, “Whatever the reality of your arrival, I am ‘happy’ to inform you that you have found Markiplier’s (me) Official Tasteful Nudes Only Fans. And for that I am proud and/or ashamed. ” This time, the money from OnlyFans subscriptions will go to two charities: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the World Food Program, “because if you want to quench your thirst, we might as well try and get some people to eat.” The first set of images is now live and two more drops will appear on the site in the future.
While I grew up in a period when the likes of Markiplier and PewDiePie dominated gaming YouTube, the former is a personality that never really entered my radar. However, I’ve caught countless snippets of streams and videos over the years, and it seems the YouTuber is up to an awful lot of good. With a huge audience of 34 million subscribers, it’s nice to see him putting that influence to good use. Or, as said before, exploiting the horniness of fans all over the internet. That’s probably a good way to raise money for a good cause, to be honest.