I’ll be honest, as a Christian I don’t really approve of behaviors whose sole purpose is designed to stimulate lust in others. Stripping and some forms of pole dancing fall into that category. However, those are my beliefs that direct my behavior, and certainly needn’t direct anyone else’s.
That said, I understand that kind of pole dancing is only one particular type, and so the activity itself needn’t be painted with so broad of a brush. I recognize the tremendous skill and strength it takes to be able to carry out such movements gracefully. I’ve never seen anyone do so in person, but as a huge fan of Cirque du Soleil I’m sure I could enjoy it.
To your point, there is something to be said for companies acting to protect themselves and their reputations, where loss of reputation causes a loss to profits, if they feel they may be vicariously associated with behavior that their customers would find inappropriate. That governs many kinds of behaviors that most people would agree a person should be allowed to do. Part of the problem is that social media has blurred the previously stark work/private life dividing lines. Personally I tend to believe that what happens outside of a work environment, if clearly in no way work-related, and not illegal, should be of no concern to an employer.