Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Denise Richards is continuing to speak out in support of her 18-year-old daughter, Sami Sheen, joining OnlyFans.
As we previously reported, Sami announced she was joining the platform on June 13th via her Instagram account. She promised fans that she would be posting new content “2 to 3 times a week” and even offered opportunities to interact with her.
Denise commented on Sami’s post saying, “Sami, I will always support you & always have your back. I love you.” followed by a heart emoji.
However, a lot of backlash has stemmed from Sami’s announcement, much of it coming from ex Charlie Sheen’s opinions that Denise has poor judgement and a lack of good parenting skills as she recently reconciled with Sami and even had her move back in with her.
On June 17th, Denise took to her Instagram page to blast Charlie and the trolls who had negative things to say about the on-going drama and to call out the hypocrisy fans were spewing, as well shade her ex-husband.
“I have to say, I wish I had the confidence my 18-year-old daughter has,” Denise began her post. “…I also can’t be judgmental, I did Wild Things and Playboy, [and] quite frankly her father shouldn’t be either.” Charlie has recently come in the press insinuating it is Denise’s fault for Sami joining the platform and does not “condone” his adult daughter’s behavior.
Now, in a new statement given to E! News, Charlie is backpedaling on his initial resignations after Denise’s post criticizing not only Charlie but the stigma surrounding OnlyFans sparked new conversations on how society judges the platform..
“[Denise] has illuminated a variety of salient points, that in my haste, I overlooked and dismissed,” Charlie told the outlet before concluding his statement adding, “”Now more than ever, it’s essential that Sami have a united parental front to rely upon, as she embarks on this new adventure. From this moment forward, she’ll have it abundantly.”
Denise praised Sami for being able to put up with the online hate that she’s getting at such a young age, saying she, herself, still sometimes struggles with the negative online criticism.
Denise also went on to call out social media for demonizing OnlyFans because male and female adult film stars on the site, while they’re simultaneously on Twitter and Instagram as well, yet receive no flack for the latter. Denise continued by adding that people should be able to “control” and “monetize” their own content, as Instagram and Twitter “do quite well off all of us”
“The judgement because women and men of the adult film industry are on there. I imagine they’re on Instagram and Twitter as well. Is there really a big difference posting a picture of yourself in a bikini on IG,” she stated before continuing, “I’m pretty sure we’ve all done it…Is it so bad to control and monetize it too?”
Denise then doubled down and said she may even start her own OnlyFans account as she joked that if she can get paid for posting herself online in a bikini and get paid for it then why not?
“I’m sorry, but sh*t if I can get paid and at my age? To see me in a bikini?!?! God bless you. Perhaps I should open my own account…,” Denise jokingly exclaimed.
Denise concluded her post with a little shade saying, “Oh, and those of you who are so judgmental…. sounds like you might already subscribe to an @OnlyFans account. Have a great weekend.”