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Lewis Buchanan Talks Life, Career & OnlyFans Controversy.

May 2, 2023 at 1:54
by ravens-outdoor  
The "Only Fans" debate has died down a bit now in the mainstream but Lewis is still pretty vocal about it in his own social circles, never really talking about it at length (in public) since his initial announcement. It was easy for the MTB world to "pile on" (I know) in the initial stages with chants of disgust, outrage and of course genuine measured responses and opinions on why individuals may have thought that it was right or wrong.

In several circles I saw what is basically online bullying directed towards him, the suggestion of him directly promoting pornographic content, direct attacks on his character and all kinds of other behaviours that would not be accepted online should it have been directed at other user groups or members of society. I also noticed that overwhelmingly he did not react or respond to these.

I've know Lewis a long time and have a small outdoor focussed podcast based out of Innerleithen in Scotland. So I asked him to come on for a chat about his career and he agreed. I wanted to give him a resource to direct people to that perhaps gave some more background to his career, his personal life and career struggles as well as coming right up to date and tackling the Only Fans issue. We talk about all of that as well as pro contracts, rider salaries, influencer and ambassador deals and loads more.

Lewis Buchanan with Onlyfans helmet

Just so everyone is clear. I'm not a professional interviewer and I do know Lewis. I see him just about every day on the street, we are friends. However I try to be as balanced as I can. I will say this though, Lewis was honest and frank, he didn't shy away from anything and his self belief and confidence in what he is doing is there for the world to see in the podcast. Ha is articulate and has a well thought out plan for the future.

You can find it on Apple Podcasts here:

It's also available on other platforms with more info on the podcast series via instagram here:

I found it a revealing and interesting conversation that uncovered some details of Lewis that are not necessarily available to everyone. It also may humanise a rider who has only really been talked about in his context of a YouTube personality and all the pressure and expectation that comes with it.

Cheers Smile

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