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He’s the most famous OnlyFans star in Singapore. Now, he could be headed to prison.

 

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Meet Titus Low, Singapore’s most famous OnlyFans performer. At 22 years old, the bisexual model attracted devotees thanks to his affluent lifestyle and boyish looks. But his success has brought him an unexpected peril: he now faces a potential 21-month prison sentence for violating the nation’s obscenity laws.

The Los Angeles Times has published a lengthy profile on Low and his plight. In essence, his case highlights an ongoing identity crisis of sorts in Singapore. The nation has embraced Western-style values and lifestyles, while still regarding sexuality as a taboo. That holds especially true for gay men; gay sex remains illegal in Singapore. Sex work between women and men, on the other hand, is totally legal; the nation attracts scores of tourists thanks to its high-class escort industry.

Unlike several other Asian nations, Singapore has not banned social media outright. Citizens there have access to Instagram, TikTok, OnlyFans, YouTube, and more. Low had already thrived on Instagram when he joined OnlyFans in April of 2021. Because OnlyFans only releases NSFW images and videos to paying subscribers, the model thought he could avoid any legal entanglements. Just three months later, he’d amassed thousands of followers and a lucrative income from the site. The influx of cash allowed him to enjoy a lux lifestyle, which he flaunted on his social channels. That only attracted more followers.

Low’s flamboyant living also attracted the notice of Singaporean authorities. Last September, investigators began building a case against him following an anonymous tip. In November, police raided his home and confiscated all his devices. Officers warned him to stay off OnlyFans, but he defied them, posting new material later the same month. In December, police arrested him.

“I’ve done nothing wrong,” Low told the Times. “Maybe if I had hurt someone, then I’d deserve to go to prison. But this feels unjustified.”

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“They told me I was going to be charged and arrested… [and] handcuffed me and put me into the lockup,” Low told the BBC. “I felt very scared and the way they treated me, it was like I had done something very bad.”

Singapore’s Penal Code holds that sending any obscene materials or receiving profits from said transmission violates the law. In broad terms, that means that two consenting adults who send one another nude photos break the statute. In Low’s case, police have said distributing adult content to subscribers is also considered an infraction.

The effects of Titus Low’s arrest have had other ramifications far beyond the man himself. The publicity generated by his case prompted other OnlyFans personalities to panic. Indexes of Singaporian performers began to circulate online, and several have reported attempts at blackmail.

Low himself has had to pivot amid his ongoing legal woes. He’s stepped back from OnlyFans to focus on other social media channels and launched his own line of adult toys modeled, of course, on his own anatomy. He’s also considering a move abroad to skirt any possible future legal challenges based on his online presence.

For the moment, however, he’ll remain in Singapore and must consider the possibility of prison and additional fines. Low told the Los Angeles Times that he hopes his newfound attention helps build his online following and also hinted that he would like to be the subject of a documentary film.

Given that the movie may or may not happen, for now, Titus Low fans will have to subsist on his SFW pictures…

 

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