While the United States starts to reopen in Democrat-run states — like California — where lunatics hit businesses with all sorts of bizarre COVID rules, things haven’t exactly changed for the better in the strip clubs where pay is down and strippers are furious over dumb COVID rules that are still in effect.
In San Francisco where strip clubs are operating, Reuters found strippers that say their pay has been cut so drastically due to the COVID rules that it’s probably not a smart financial strategy to keep stripping. The dancers point to very specific rules from COVID lunatics that have crippled the industry in the state.
Those rules include:
• Strippers and patrons must wear masks
• Stage dances only; no physical contact between customers and dancers; no lap dances
• Private VIP rooms are closed
One dancer told Reuters that she could make $700 per night dancing, but now she’s hustling for $400 a month on OnlyFans. Strippers who were able to leave for Texas and Florida have done so, and those left behind are now trying to figure out where the industry is heading in California.
“I feel like the most whole version of myself when I’m in the club,” dancer Sage told the news outlet. “It’s a safe space for me to express my femininity and my sexuality.”
According to research from IBIS World, the U.S. now has 3,752 strip clubs still operational after hitting a 10-year high of nearly 4,000 in 2019 before COVID struck and dancer income is down to 2015 earning levels.
As if the California COVID rules that remain in place aren’t bad enough, now Las Vegas dancers are back to stripping and the city is electric once again as tourists are back in full force. It’s even possible for patrons to get vaxxed up at one Vegas strip club. And guess what…the clubs are hiring!
— New York Post (@nypost) May 18, 2021