MyFreeCams Responds to 'WhoreNickels' Cam Show Controversy

The MyFreeCams model known as “WhoreNickels” is used to criticism for her unconventional shows, but some are saying one of her latest went too far.

Digital Art credit: Cris De Lara

Digital Art credit: Cris De Lara

WhoreNickels, aka Maggie Nickels, on July 7 performed a show on MyFreeCams.com she titled “InternetPopo” that entailed her dressing up as a police officer. Standing in front of a computer-generated background that simulated a squad car and yellow police tape, WhoreNickels during one sequence solicited tips for “Don’t Beat People of Color vs. Beat People of Color.” 

A screenshot of the show circulated on social media in the hours and days following, sparking outrage in the cam community and prompting some models to call for WhoreNickels to be banned by MFC, citing violations of the site’s posted “Rules and Guidelines” prohibiting “abusive, inflammatory, or racist language.” 

“Yes, I am definitely aware of it,” Nickels told AVN Friday. “It was unexpected because I had actually planned for it to be a show where I dressed up as the internet police and the entire point of the show initially to me was to satirize people who were overly sensitive on the internet.

“I had this whole plan to dress up as a police person and I was actually looking for a fugitive going by the name of WhoreNickels, talking about all the horrible things this fugitive had done and I was looking for her.

“So I started the show and a lot of people reacted. They got really outraged about it. That was the whole point of the show was that people get really easily offended on the internet.”

No one was actually beaten during the show. But the swift and strong negative reaction to the overtly racial themes she was using struck a chord. 

The show happened on the same night that five Dallas police officers were fatally shot during a protest over recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. But Nickels said she was on cam at the time the news in Dallas was breaking and didn’t know about the tragedy unfolding. 

“At the beginning the show had nothing to do with people of color,” Nickels said. “It had nothing to do with police brutality. One of my members said, “don’t you know these police officers were shot in Dallas?’ I had no idea because I was on cam.”

Once Nickels was informed of what was happening in Dallas, she said she “pivoted toward it” in her live show. 

Read the full AVN article: http://goo.gl/DavMEX