On YouTube boobs no, violence yes

7 thoughts on “On YouTube boobs no, violence yes”

  1. Moses Znaimer, a Canadian media type, once ran a special on his station that touched on the different treatments of sexuality and violence in American Cinema.

    The special made reference to Radiohead’s OK Computer video, which had to be edited in the US for cartoon sexual content, but the violent cartoon content of dismembering a body was allowed.

    I believe (but I may be wrong) that Mr. Znaimer was the one who observed that the safest way to show an exposed female breast in the American media was to show it being shot. The acceptance of violence would likely overcome the nudity objections.

  2. Hmmm .. not trying to come over as too hypocritical, but: what’s new with that? Hasn’t it allways been a great American tradition that killing people (especially the bad guys) is fine while exposing a nipple or (God beware) a penis will bring down gods wrath on you?

    This is so deeply engrained in the society, that – from a purely business point of view – it makes a lot of sense for Google/YouTube to follow this tradition. Anything else would probably result in too much bad press in the US mainstream media.

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