YouTube unbans Justin Timberlake's racy new video
Nudity is a violation of YouTube's terms of service, but the video hosting site made an exception for Justin Timberlake's racy new music video for "Tunnel Vision," which debuted and was removed from the site over the weekend. The video was back up on monday, but it comes with a warning due to its content, which includes topless dancers.
Timberlake, who released his third studio-length album this year and has already had multiple hit singles, is no stranger to provocative music and videos. But "Tunnel Vision," ABC reports, was initially deemed too much for the site.
YouTube, which is owned by Google, has a strict code of conduct, the site's spokesperson said, but noted that they do "make exceptions when it is presented in an educational, documentary or artistic context." Upon reconsideration, the video was allowed to be posted to Timberlake's VEVO page -- but with a warning message.
The 32-year-old pop star and media mogul is set to go on tour beginning this fall. Timberlake will embark on The 20/20 Experience World Tour after he's finished with the Legends of Summer Stadium Tour, a short tour which also features rapper and friend Jay-Z.
The video has over 3 million views.