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Witches' Brew: The Video Banned By YouTube

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Video Banned By YouTube



M.I.A.'s new video for "Born Free" is too hot for YouTube! The video doesn't have any booty-poppin'...instead, it has (gasp) a political message! Well, there is a smidge of nudity but not the kind you really wanna see.  Anyway, Tuesday, YouTube yanked the so-called "real and explicit version" of "Born Free" from its site (but you can still find uploads from some crafty M.I.A. fans). YouTube claims the vid violated its rules which "prohibit content like pornography or gratuitous violence."

In the video, soldiers raid a building and arrest a young man, who's been singled out for arrest because of his hair color...basically, it's genocide for redheads.. The man (and his fellow prisoners) are then put in a concentration camp...watch.



Heaven forbid a video should actually have a message or a point of view that isn't simply looking out a Maybach window.

So, offensive? Too graphic? Too controversial?

What's your call?

And BTW, if you lost the actual words of the song while watching the video, here are the lyrics.

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3 Comments:

At Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:39:00 AM EDT , Blogger Marina Z Stanley said...

Well, we are going to have to tell Chelsea Handler about this... we know her thoughts on redheads.

This shyte was disturbing but definitely mirrors current conditions in the world.. also repping how we are all more the same then different and calling humans separate from one another based on color, religion, hair color is impossible as we are one.

I couldn't take my eyes off of it. I also love that you don't see the recording artist once in this. Still processing... pretty blown away if you will.

 
At Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 10:19:00 AM EDT , Blogger Bianca Merriweather Pavillion Hall and Oates said...

Who doesn't hate a fire crotch?

 
At Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 3:53:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Pure fantasy in Amerika. This just does not ever happen to WP.

2. It was banned because this is what has been practiced by WP in the US against people of color for hundreds of years. Some people just might figure it out.

 

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