YouTube Dumps Robin Thicke’s Topless Models Video: Fair or Unfair?
Robin Thicke should thank YouTube. People probably wouldn’t be talking about his "Blurred Lines" video quite so much without this “controversy."
As he tweeted, “YouTube took down the Unrated version of #BLURREDLINES because it was too hot.” Pharrell collaborated in the video and wrote, "Why they trying to ban good sh*t?"
However, the unrated version of the video can still be watched here on Vevo. It's filled with young models prancing around with their tops off, playing music with tops off, and even holding ... a baby goat? ... topless. As one fan tweeted to Thicke, "couldn't we have seen the boys in similar outfits?" Seriously, if you're going to do a full topless strip show, at least make it equal opportunity!
The U.S. may have more hangups about nudity than some other countries, but not all nudity is pornographic. This video seems to be more on the porno line — but there's all kinds of crazy stuff on YouTube. If you can watch violent clips and other kinky stuff, should objectified women as goat-holding sex objects be OK too?