MANILA, Philippines – Singer-actor Justin Timberlake’s new video for his latest single, “Tunnel Vision,” has been reposted on YouTube after it was pulled out because of nudity and explicit content, reports ABC News.
The 7 minute video, released on July 2 in Timberlake’s MySpace, features women dancing topless and clad in flesh-colored thongs. It was briefly banned after its YouTube premier on July 3, but was soon put back up.
A post on Timberlake’s official Twitter account warned viewers of the video’s content.
While Google generally does not allow videos with nudity, a representative told ABC that the “Tunnel Vision” video was given an exemption due to its artistic context.
“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.”
According to YouTube guidelines, nudity intended to be “sexually provocative” or presented in a “sexual context” may be taken down.
Watch the Not Safe for Work (NSFW) video here:
In March, YouTube took down Robin Thicke’s video for “Blurred Lines,” showing topless women dancing with Thicke and other artists.
Justin Timberlake photo by Joe Seer from Shutterstock