Twitch streamer ‘Hambino’ was left shocked after he was suddenly banned from PayPal for selling “sexual services” – something the VTuber denies.
Throughout the years, many Twitch streamers have been unfairly banned from a number of platforms, but Hambino’s recent PayPal ban has left the VTuber community furious.
On November 16, the streamer revealed that PayPal had suspended his account for violating the service’s acceptable use policy for selling “sexually oriented materials or services.”
The result was a permanent ban that had serious implications for the streamer’s livelihood and even after getting into contact with the company, nothing changed.
PayPal bans VTuber for selling “sexual services”
A few hours after revealing that PayPal had banned him, Hambino explained that he had a long phone call with the site, but it ended up amounting to nothing and proved fruitless.
“After a hour long phone call, support wouldn’t tell me the exact instance I was banned for, but that someone ‘manually reviewed’ my socials and came to this conclusion,” he said. “Had to argue for 40 minutes just to get them to reopen my case, feeling defeated.”
In a follow-up tweet the Twitch streamer reiterated that his channel was not based around sexual services, adding that he simply makes a lot of jokes and innuendos.
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“I see ‘SFW’ streamers… call their boyfriends daddy, or twerking. I do the same,” he felt forced to state.
VTuber unbanned from PayPal after suspension for selling “sexual services”
Just a few hours later, Hambino shared the news that his PayPal account had been reinstated, sharing a screenshot of an email from the service to Twitter.
According to the email, PayPal reviewed his case and determined that his account is “currently not in violation” of the site’s Acceptable Use Policy.
Hambino excitedly celebrated the news with his followers, who were equally relieved about the change to his account status.
Dexerto has reached out to Hambino for comment.