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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I didn't even know it was banned here! Why was it banned?


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because everyone thought it was very dodgy having four men dressed in drag and that it would be a bad influence on the children. Body Language was banned too, because it was too risque. I don't know if the videos are still banned or not.

I'm very annoyed by the fact that MTV banned these two videos in America, but yet today they can show music videos that have references to sex, drugs, and violence. Now tell me, does this make sense?


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Body Language was banned by BBC too

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never was.

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Original not censored version was. I don't know for how long though.

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's riduculous that they banned the IWTBF video in America. They're muisc videos nowadays are basically short porn films.


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bijou In Queens Crown wrote:

It's riduculous that they banned the IWTBF video in America. They're muisc videos nowadays are basically short porn films.


Exactly!!!!! Sickos!

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And the IWTBF video is men dressed as women not like the sluts you get in videos now, purposely being suggestive.


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes its still banned. Infact it resulted in all Queen videos being banned.

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not banned on VH1, I usually see it there. =)



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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Check out today's hip hop videos. THEY should too be banned if IWtBF was found inappropriate.


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="#FF00FF">its_a_hard_life wrote:

Bijou In Queens Crown wrote:

It's riduculous that they banned the IWTBF video in America. They're muisc videos nowadays are basically short porn films.


dude it was 22 years ago; as bob says; the times are a changin'

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="#FF00FF">its_a_hard_life wrote:

It's not banned on VH1, I usually see it there. =)



thats because VH1 is kickass and actually have good programs, then you have shitty MTV who has gone down the dump because they dont have good shows like Viva la bam, jackass, beavis and butthead etc airing anymore...


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If VH-1 are showing it then they are in pretty deep trouble with the FTC.

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe they haven't heard. As long as noone splits, we should be ok.

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Break Free was never actually banned in America. I saw it on MTV at least twice during its chart run so there were most likely plenty of airings.

Perhaps a few religious idiots protested it for whatever insecure reasons of their own and this has translated through history as it being banned somewhere.. yeah, maybe in one city or something. These legendary Queen tales just grow and grow.....

I just hate being generalized like that.. as if our entire country banned it, and "didn't get the joke". I live in fucking Kansas so trust me, I know when something is banned. "NYPD Blue" was banned in my city when it first started and in many other cities. Discuss that.

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe the ban on this video was lifted in '91 on IWTBF after Freddies death.
Not quite sure on the reason why they all of a sudden found it okay again.

Yes times are a-changing, but still, they simply didnt get the humor of it all.
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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mikahl wrote:

Break Free was never actually banned in America. I saw it on MTV at least twice during its chart run so there were most likely plenty of airings.

Perhaps a few religious idiots protested it for whatever insecure reasons of their own and this has translated through history as it being banned somewhere.. yeah, maybe in one city or something. These legendary Queen tales just grow and grow.....

I just hate being generalized like that.. as if our entire country banned it, and "didn't get the joke". I live in fucking Kansas so trust me, I know when something is banned. "NYPD Blue" was banned in my city when it first started and in many other cities. Discuss that.

LOL


haha good point dear.
There was a rather large uproar when there was (i forgot whos it was) naked bums on the telly! haha

Now if you wanna discuss a controversial video. Madonna's LIKE A PRAYER.


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 17:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah so the MTV show "NEXT" is allowed to show 5 guys kissing at once but not allowed to show I want to break free?? cmon


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ahh yes I stand corrected. The ban WAS lifted in 1991. It was a glorious ceremony hosted by Downtown Julie Brown and carried not only on MTV, but CNN as well. Hehe, funny how I'd forgotten. But when they lifted that ban up and placed it in the bankeeper box, the tape underneath was in pretty bad shape and one of MTV's engineers was interviewed and stated they may not be able to have the glorious world-re-premiere of the ban-less video. Thankfully at the last minute a Japanese laserdisc of "Greatest Flix II" was found under some blond dude's desk at VH1 and they got it queued in time. Whew!

Yeah those were the days. What a memory. And thank god they lifted that ban!