The City of Stirling will ban adult-only related industries from advertising after community outrage over an X-rated billboard for an OnlyFans model led to 70 pages of complaints.
A proposal before the council’s Planning and Development Committee on Tuesday adds a clause to the City’s advertising guidelines that signs must not contain any “discriminatory, offensive, obscene or vulgar material”, including adult-only related industries.
The City is also changing the rule’s objectives to ensure the content of advertising signs “meets community expectations and is not discriminatory or offensive”.
The rule change comes after OnlyFans model Savannah purchased billboard advertising on a site in Osborne Park along Main Street earlier this year.
A community backlash to the billboard, which showed Savannah in a bikini on a Perth beach, saw the Advertising Standard Panel receive hundreds of complaints, amounting to 70 pages.
But a review from regulators found it did not breach advertising standards.
Believed to be an Australian OnlyFans first, Savannah claimed the billboard cost her $7700, and she made $100,000 in the first week.
Images of the billboard went viral around the world with stories appearing in the New York Post, Daily Mail UK, LADbible, and even the International Business Times.
“A lot of the complaints were to do with children being able to access porn,” she said.
“If your kids are accessing OnlyFans it’s poor parenting. That’s a parenting problem, not a Savannah problem.”