Kylie Minogue has defended her controversial "All the Lovers" video after the promo was banned in several Asian countries. Censors throughout Asia complained that scenes featuring the Aussie singer dressed in white at the top of a pyramid of scantily-clad young gay and straight couples all kissing passionately were too hot for her young fans.
The film has been censored in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, among others, because it was deemed too racy - but Minogue is firing back after the ruling, insisting the video is "touching and sensual". She says, "I think yes it's sexy but I also think its very touching and sensual and the message is love."
"All the Lovers" itself is the lead single of Kylie Minogue's album "Aphrodite" which has been released on July 5. The music video is directed by Joseph Kahn and was filmed outside Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art in early May.