A New York City paramedic is firing back after the New York Post published her real name in a story on her OnlyFans, even though she had asked them to keep her identity secret. Where does Lauren Kwei come from?
A young medic’s efforts to supplement her low-paying ambulance work with a side job utilizing OnlyFans to support her family have been met with widespread praise on social media after she was approached by the New York Post.
She shared her story with the reporter but insisted on remaining nameless out of concern that revealing her OnlyFans would jeopardize her career as a doctor. Her requests were not respected by the New York Post, which published her identity and a photograph of her.
A GoFundMe page has been established in Lauren Kwei’s honor, and she has taken to social media to share her experience.
Who Is Lauren Caitlyn Kwei?
While New York City paramedic Lauren Caitlyn Kwei may have wanted to remain secret, her identity was recently revealed in a New York Post piece and has since gone viral.
The West Virginia native, now 23, came to New York at age 18 in hopes of making it big on Broadway, but instead, she trained as an EMT (EMT).
She completed paramedic training in February 2020 and is currently employed by SeniorCareEMS, a 911 ambulance service that transports patients between hospitals in New York.
New York Post Article Gets Backlash for Outing Lauren Kwei
The New York Post’s December 12 article, titled “NYC physician helped make ends meet’ with racy OnlyFans side gig,” which revealed Lauren Kwei’s identity, has been met with outrage.
The national newspaper sought out Lauren Kwei to describe how, in order to “make ends meet” after taking low-paying work as an ambulance driver, she had to join the membership site OnlyFans, which has been linked to the sale of graphic pictures.
A GoFundMe page set up for Lauren claims that the doctor urged the news outlet not to include her real name in the story because doing so could jeopardize her employment.
Though she had asked the New York Post not to publish her name, they went ahead and did so anyway, putting Lauren in danger of losing her job and the means to care for her critically ill father and family.
Lauren also says that the publication shamed her for performing sex work outside of her paramedic role by misquoting her and making her appear “flippant and indifferent.”
Heavy reports that Lauren hasn’t talked to her supervisor at SeniorCareEMS about the situation, so she doesn’t know if she’ll be fired because of her OnlyFans account.
Lauren has released a Facebook post in which she explains her situation.
Gofundme Page Set up For Lauren Kwei Gets Huge Donations
To aid Lauren in her “legal battles against the newspaper and her fight to keep the job she loves” after the New York Post’s expose, a GoFundMe page has been established.
Since its launch on the 15th of December, the page has received 2,301 donations, bringing the total amount contributed to $50,000.
Lauren has posted on the GoFundMe page, detailing her struggles since the New York Post published her name without her permission.
When asked about the past three days, she stated, “My life and the intimate aspects of it have been made public for millions of strangers to read and judge.”
The paramedic said she was shocked when the New York Post misrepresented what she said and used her name after being called by interviewer Dean Balsamini.
“I enjoy helping others, and I enjoy my job. I’m not interested in getting my bag on OnlyFans and giving up my day job because I want to help the people of New York. Doing it is all I’ve ever dreamed of. Because of how I was raised, I feel it is my duty to speak up for the voiceless, she explained.
She concluded her post by expressing her gratitude to all who had contributed.