MTV's ban on videos

  1. After this war began, MTV has made it policy to not air certain videos that are thought to offend viewers:

    System of a Down "Boom!" - anti-war video containing facts and figures about, amongst other things, the projected casualties in the war in Iraq.
    Aerosmith "Don't want to miss a thing" - contains footage from the film "Armageddon".
    Manic Street Preachers "So Why So Sad" - contains footage of soldiers being killed and man throwing a hand grenade.
    Passengers/U2 "Miss Sarajevo" - contains missiles, guns and buildings being blown up.
    Bon Jovi "This ain't a love song" - contains war scenes and victims in distress.
    Iggy Pop "Corruption" - contains wars, riots, guns and captions "we love guns" and "we love rifles".
    Paul Hardcastle "19" - contains war footage.
    Radiohead "Lucky" - contains war footage including injured children.
    Billy Idol "Hot in the City" - contains an atomic explosion.
    Armand van Helden "Koochy" - contains an atomic explosion and ships being blown up.
    Trick Daddy "Thug Holiday" - contains soldiers being killed at war.

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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    <sigh>




    On a side note, this appears to pertain only to MTV Europe?
  4. by   emily_mom
    Well that will just diminish the list of the 15 songs they DO play in a day down to 5. Sigh....MTV sucks.
  5. by   parker in arkie
    I'm not a proponent of censorship but MTV is a private, non-government funded corporation and can give airtime to what they choose.
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by emily_mom
    MTV sucks.
    Indeed.

    I knew I was old when I had to ask what channel it wa son the other day.
  7. by   TNcanNURSE
    I think that it is overkill to ban all videos that contain explosions, guns, war scenes ets. I don't agree with it, but I don't watch MTV either. I don't know if this policy includes American MTV.

    Are we too sensitive to watch movies, etc. that contain this type of material also? If we are too sensitive for this type of material there won't be much left to watch.
  8. by   emily_mom
    But it's their decision. However, I guess I don't care either way.

    Heather, I know what channel ours is on.....I sometimes tune in to Sorority Life, The Osbournes, and back in the day of Jackass (once or twice when I felt like hurting someone ).
  9. by   caroladybelle
    Are you sure that this is not another urban legend?

    Sounds an awful lot like the "fictional" story about Clear Channel radio stations having a banned rotation list, in the aftermath of 911.

    Plus there are many more songs that should have been banned from MTV rotation that are more related to war. Such as "Rock The Casbah" by the Clash or "Orange Crush" by REM (not to mention Fall on Me) , to name just a few.
  10. by   Nurse Ratched
    Did you happen to get far enough down the memo to note the concern that the B-52's band name may offend some viewers? (No more Love Shack?) sheesh....
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I think it's all a fantastic plot to rid the airwaves of the "Love Shack" video.
  12. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by TNcanNURSE
    I think that it is overkill to ban all videos that contain explosions, guns, war scenes ets. I don't agree with it, but I don't watch MTV either. I don't know if this policy includes American MTV.

    Are we too sensitive to watch movies, etc. that contain this type of material also? If we are too sensitive for this type of material there won't be much left to watch.
    True or not, movie studios will often postpone movies that may offend people. Same premise.

    If you want to be desensitized, turn on CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, etc....
  13. by   Lausana
    Wow, aside from 2 I don't think they even play those anyway

    Only ones containing bling bling and between 3 and 4 am.
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    If we look hard enough, we can be offended at any time and with anything. If offended, I think the best choice is to exercise that "remote thumb" and turn it off. Or turn the channel. How freaking hard is THAT?

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