So after emailing a few times to PayPal to appeal, Paul and Derek from their Brand Risk Management responded with the same email response.
@PayPal has denied our #appeal as our #wrestling matches are #sexually oriented and #obscene. #homophobicbullying pic.twitter.com/y6Ngbgm6wv— Movimus Wrestling (@MovimusWrestle) March 5, 2015
We are sorely disappointed that PayPal would consider Movimus Wrestling content to be sexually oriented and worse, obscene. While we do admit that we have some of the hottest wrestlers around strutting in some of the sexiest gear a man can decently wear, we do not think any content we have borders on the obscene. We do feel that PayPal's decision is homophobic and unjust. Would they reverse their decision if we have two men covered in burkas wrestling around instead?
As a small business, we feel bullied and we are angry at PayPal for the homophobic bullying. After years of fruitful partnership has without problems, to suddenly decide that Movimus Wrestling content is sexual and obscene, is certainly questionable.
Many of our customers have PayPal accounts and we do apologise for the inconvenience. However, despite our best efforts, we were unable dissuade them otherwise. We are exploring other payment options beside credit cards in the mean time, and we do really appreciate your support.
We need more help with our survey, and would really need to build our case up to demonstrate that PayPal's decision is unjust and homophobic.
Time flies. A decade ago, on the week of Thanksgiving, we launched Movimus Wrestling. We have been through several rough patches through the years but we are grateful for the support you have given us. So many of our customers have been with us for the entire decade and we are so thankful for you.
We are working on improving our services so as to deliver a better experience for our customers and fans. We want to have an understanding on how you download and watch Movimus Wrestling matches. We appreciate it if you can help us with this short survey so that we have a better sense of what we should do moving forward.