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David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Video Back on YouTube After Short Ban

May 09, 2013 03:07:30 GMT

After it was removed from the website shortly after being released, YouTube reinstates the artist's controversial video.


David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Video Back on YouTube After Short Ban
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David Bowie fans can now breathe a sigh of relief after the legendary glam-rock singer's controversial video for new single "The Next Day" has been put back on video hosting site YouTube. The three-minute clip was pulled shortly after it was released online on Wednesday, May 8 for reportedly violating YouTube's terms of service, but the site's bosses confessed to having made a "wrong call" and decided to reinstate the video with an adults-only rating.

The short ban was apparently made based on the religious theme of avante-garde filmmaker Floria Sigismondi's video, where Bowie is made to look as a Christ-like character singing in a bar filled with other familiar character references to the Christian faith such as a nun, a self-flagellating monk, and a cardinal handing out cash to several half-naked women.

Critically-acclaimed actor Gary Oldman plays a priest who picks up a prostitute portrayed by actress Marion Cotillard who develops the Stigmata while dancing with Oldman, spewing out blood on a topless dancer. After all the commotion, Bowie thanks everyone in the pub then disappears out of thin air, contentiously depicting Christ's ascension.

"With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call," a YouTube representative said about their quick action regarding Bowie's new video. "When it's brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it."

David Bowie's "The Next Day" music video

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posted by RAM RANCH on May 09, 2013
BOWIE IS BRILLIANT!
posted by RAM RANCH on May 09, 2013
The Bible & Torah should be banned! Here are several really loving excerpts from the Torah; the first five books of the Old Testament in the bible -- perhaps read to the congregation on Friday night at a synagogue or a Sunday morning church in the meadow. 1. Kill any friends or family that worship a god that is different than your own. Deuteronomy 13:6-10 2. Kill all the inhabitants of any city where you find people that worship differently than you. Deuteronomy 13:12-16 3. Kill everyone who has religious views that are different than your own. Deuteronomy 17:2-7. Rabbinical / Priestly rules: Leviticus 21:17-18 … “No one who is blind or lame or has a defect or any blemish may approach to offer the bread of his God.” Leviticus 18:22 … “You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination ….” Rabbis; the pope and churches fully aware that Leviticus 18:22 applies to rabbis and priests … refuse to remove this stigma maliciously persecuting gays. Kids are being bullied into suicide …!

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