Pornhub announced that PayPal is no longer supporting payments for Pornhub—a decision that will impact thousands of performers using the site as a source of income.
Here's more from the Vice Article On PayPal Pulling Out Of PornHub Deal:
Most visitors to Pornhub likely think of it as a website that simply provides access to an endless supply of free porn, but Pornhub also allows performers to upload, sell, and otherwise monetize videos they make themselves. Performers who used PayPal to get paid for this work now have to switch to a different payment method.
This is nothing new. Paypal has been doing this shit for years!
From the PornHub Blog:
On Motherboard PornHub says:We are all devastated by PayPal's decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand performers who rely on them for their livelihoods.
If you have PayPal as your payout option please select a new method and update your information in your Model Settings tab.
If you have a pending payment for October and were using PayPal, please contact us immediately (select support type payment issues) with your updated payment method and update your payment info in your model settings tab as well. Payments will start to be sent out the end of this week. We sincerely apologize if this causes any delays and we will have staff working around the clock to make sure all payouts are processed as fast as possible on the new payment methods.
Again PayPal Does Not Care About Sex Workers!!!Decisions like that of PayPal and other major companies do nothing but harm efforts to end discrimination and stigma towards sex workers. While we still have several payment methods for our models available, we will continue to add more sex worker friendly ones and explore cryptocurrency options in the near future."
Many of us have been ringing this alarm for years and we all really need to stop using them. Even if you think it's okay, it won't be for long. Here is an article I wrote over a year ago Cammodels And Paypal, They Are Not Your Friend.
The same thing happened to Patreon and their adult content providers when they had a PayPal agreement. Patreon has being going back and forth on adult content for years too. But the last greatest debacle was surrounding PayPal not fulfilling their agreement. Checkout Patreon Alternatives For Content Creators. That article gives a bit more history on the issue. I know it's tempting to use paypal, cashapps and venmo etc but it almost always ends up with the performer getting screwed over. Plus it actually does make things more difficult for those of us who are trying to protect ourselves with legitimate adult merchant accounts. Feedback: