YouTube Flags “Womanizer” As InappropriateOctober 11, 2008
Youtube.com once again has royally ****** over Britney! First it was the unexplained removal of “Gimme More,” & “Piece Of Me,” and now this! YouTube has flagged Britney’s music video for “Womanizer” as inappropriate, requiring users to first sign in with their youtube username and password, then confirming their birthday ensuring that they are mature enough for the content they are about to view: “This video or group may contain content that is inappropriate for some users, as flagged by YouTube’s user community,” reports the site when attempting to view the video. This can have a severe impact on Britney’s online presence, as YouTube is one of the most influential video sharing sites on the web.
According to Youtube.com‘s policies, Britney’s new video was flagged because it was Suggestive, but without ******:
“Suggestive” content refers to materials with sexual themes that do not necessarily depict sexual activity or ******. Sexually suggestive content may not be suitable for all audiences and may include fetish-related content.
So they’re OK with Britney-obsessed drag queens in pink underwear ranting on about how miserable their life is, but want users to sign in when they watch a Britney video? Censorship at its finest. LAME. Send your complaints to the address below; let’s get this censorship removed!
Seriously, who flagged this video. Are you a librarian?