No suits, no ties – or very much clothing at all, for that matter – no problem?
Justin Timberlake is already taking heat for his latest music video because, well, it might be too hot.
The not-safe-for-work seven-minute video for “Tunnel Vision,” his third single off The 20/20 Experience, was originally removed from YouTube just hours after its Wednesday debut. Now, fans are presented with a warning message asking users to confirm their ages.
Timberlake belts out his love song amid shot after shot of topless women steaming up the camera. Rear nudity is also featured.
Although videos containing nudity are usually taken down, a spokesperson for Google, which owns the video-sharing site, explains the wiggle room in the policy.
“While our Guidelines generally prohibit nudity, we make exceptions when it is presented in an educational, documentary or artistic context and take care to add appropriate warnings and age-restrictions,” the Google spokesperson told ABC News.
Guidelines state, “Most nudity is not allowed, particularly if it is in a sexual context. Generally, if a video is intended to be sexually provocative, it is less likely to be acceptable for YouTube.”
Just months ago in March, Robin Thicke’s music video for “Blurred Lines” was removed from YouTube for female nudity.