Genea Sky is a Texas stripper who was in the middle of performing a pole dancing trick at XTC Cabaret in Dallas when she fell from a nearly two-story high pole. Someone in the audience recorded the incident, and now the video has spurred a conversation about labor rights online.
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Sky crashed from 15 feet and landed on the club’s stage, but she continued to dance. Even though it appeared that she was OK from the video, Sky revealed recently that she suffered some very serious injuries. She wrote that she broke her jaw, and she has to have surgery on it. She also sprained her ankle and broke some teeth.
She expressed her gratitude for the support she has since received online, and she wrote that it’s just a really humbling experience to just being alive, and she’s thankful for that.
Sky’s friend has since started up a GoFundMe page to help her pay for her medical expenses, and the fundraiser has raised more than $35k so far.
Even though she continued to dance, though, and she was praised for that, her employers blamed her for the accident.
Erin Langan, the CEO of the company that owns the club, told TMZ that they take no responsibility for the incident because Sky chose to perform the trick at her own risk.
A heated conversation about labor rights has been started off ever since the video went viral, and many people have pointed out how unfair strippers are treated by employers. Many people argue that exotic dancers deserve worker’s rights, just like any other worker.