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Justin Timberlake's nudity-packed new video is art, not smut, says YouTube

Breasts tastefully abound in Justin Timberlake’s new video for “Tunnel Vision,” and YouTube is totally okay with that. Despite rumors that the video would be banned because of excessive nudity, it instead got a content warning at the beginning, which will undoubtedly stop absolutely no one from watching.

A Google representative tells ABC News, “We make exceptions when [nudity] is presented in an educational, documentary or artistic context, and take care to add appropriate warnings and age-restrictions.” Naturally, this statement raises a few questions about what the company considers art, since earlier this year YouTube banned the explicit version of the video for “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke’s hit single featuring T.I. and Pharrell. Granted, that clip was a touch less romantic than Timberlake’s video: In it, naked girls walk back and forth constantly while Thicke delivers lines like, “You the hottest bitch in this place.” (YouTube now streams this edited version.) Timberlake’s video, on the other hand, utilizes smoke and projections, making viewers really fight through the art to see some nip. Watch below—though again, remember that the video may (allegedly) be inappropriate for some viewers.

[via Pitchfork]

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