Ansel Elgort set the internet ablaze after uploading a fully nude photo of himself on Instagram yesterday (Wednesday, 22nd April).
The snapshot featured the Hollywood heartthrob in the shower baring it all with only his hands covering his junk. His caption pointed people to the link in his bio to visit his OnlyFans account.
For the uninitiated, OnlyFans is a social media service where creators (typically porn stars) can post racy images and videos of themselves in return for a fee from their paid subscribers. To fans’ dismay, the aforementioned link wasn’t Ansel OnlyFans account.
Instead, the 26-year-old actor is helping Brooklyn for Life to raise funds for Covid-19 victims – especially the frontlines working at hospitals in Brooklyn, New York. Created by “Westworld” actor Jeffrey Wright, the GoFundMe fundraiser has since accumulated $213,331 (approximately RM930k) as at time of writing.
Sadly, the viral image has since been deleted. Even MTV and Pornhub chimed on the gimmick with the latter jokingly commenting, “This is an attack“. Some users pointed out a fun fact that Ansel tagged his father Arthur Elgort (who has worked for Vogue magazaine) in the risqué picture – suggesting that his dad was the photographer.
“I just wanted to say, thanks a lot! Everybody’s raised a lot of money. I don’t know how much of this is from the post, but it seems like a lot of people have been giving in the past few hours. Looks like it was worth it,” the Hollywood star explained in his Instagram Story.
He added, “Unfortunately, Instagram told me I’ve got to take my post down because of nudity, so I’m going to take it down. Maybe I’ll repost a version that cuts a little higher. Sorry about that, Instagram, sorry if I offended anybody, but we did a good thing.”
Despite the deleted nude photo, there are still plenty of shirtless cute selfies on his account to enjoy.