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  •  YouTube Pulls Robin Thicke's Video (12+ / 0-)

    About a week ago, Robin Thicke released the first single for his sixth album ("Blurred Lines" featuring Pharrell & T.I.) as well as the video for the track. The unrated version of the video features Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I. dancing with nude models.

    YouTube has pulled the original video & left a much tamer version. Below is the unrated version that YouTube pulled. According to Thicke, he did okay the content of the video with his wife (actress Paula Patton) before doing it.

    From E! Online:

    "YouTube took down the Unrated version of #BLURREDLINES because it was too hot," Thicke tweeted... Pharrell, who, along with T.I., collaborated on the track, also tweeted: "Why they trying to ban good sh-t?"
    This is a no-lose situation for Thicke in a PR sense, since having the video banned by YouTube is free publicity for the single.

    Some have pointed out that YouTube's policy is not exactly consistent, since it's not that hard to find other music videos with sexual content. For example, the uncensored version of Madonna's "Erotica" has been on YouTube for over two years & the video features nudity & sex acts.

    •  I was watching "The Stepford Wives" in full (11+ / 0-)

      on YouTube (easy to find through a search engine, it turned out) and was surprised that the R-rated elements remained intact.  So, a full movie is being offered without complaint (yet) by the producer(s) and it offers adult content.

      Too many videos for YouTube to police proactively, so like many sites I suppose they typically rely on a notification policy for take-downs.

      Yeah, the above was simple marketing.

      "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

      by wader on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 09:31:45 PM PDT

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