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Censorship on MTV has been the subject of debate for years. MTV, the first and most popular music television network in the U.S., has come under criticism for being too politically correct and sensitive, censoring too much of their programming. Many of MTV's shows were altered or removed from the channel's schedule. Additionally, many music videos aired on the channel were censored, moved to late-night rotation, or banned entirely from the channel. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ...


Political correctness

MTV came under criticism for being too politically correct and sensitive when it came to censorship. This was most prevalent in the eventual decline of the hit show Jackass. The creators of Jackass often felt that MTV's producers did not let the show run its free course due to the excessive restraints placed on the Jackass team. Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ... For other uses, see Censor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

MTV's influence also affected its famous animated program, Beavis and Butt-Head. In the wake of controversy that followed a child burning down his house after allegedly watching the show, "producers moved the show from its original 7 p.m. time slot to a late-night, 11 p.m. slot. Also, Beavis' tendency to flick a lighter and scream the word "fire" was removed from new episodes, and controversial scenes were removed from existing episodes before rebroadcast.[1] Some of the edits were so extensive that when series creator Mike Judge compiled his Collection DVDs he found out that "some of those episodes may not even exist actually in their original form".[2] Beavis and Butt-head was an American animated television series created by Mike Judge. ... Property damage caused by fire Pyromania is an obsession with fire and starting fires in an intentional fashion. ... Michael Craig Judge (born 17 October 1962 in Guayaquil, Ecuador) is an American animator, actor, voice actor, writer, director, and producer, best-known as the creator and star of the hit animated television series Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill. ...

Religious imagery

MTV received a heavy load of criticism from the religious right in the 1980s and parent-media watchdog groups (such as the PMRC) over certain music videos that had "graphic and sacrilegious imagery" of satanism and the devil. MTV has developed a strict policy on refusal to air videos that may depict devil worship.[3] The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was a committee formed in 1985 by the wives of several congressmen. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Ethnic and racial slurs

Usually, all ethnic and racial slurs are censored on MTV music videos and programming. MTV has emphasized racial tolerance and diversity awareness for people of all races and creeds. [4]

Censored music videos

MTV has also heavily edited a number of music videos to remove references to drugs, sex, violence, weapons, racism, homophobia, or advertising. [5] Edits include, but are not limited to: Many drugs are provided in tablet form. ... Sexual behavior is a form of physical intimacy that may be directed to reproduction (one possible goal of sexual intercourse) and/or to the enjoyment of activity involving sexual gratification. ... For other uses, see Violence (disambiguation). ... A weapon is a tool used to kill or incapacitate a person or animal, or destroy a military target. ... Racism is the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior or inferior to members of other races. ... A protest by The Westboro Baptist Church; a group identified by the Anti-Defamation League as virulently homophobic. ... “Advert” redirects here. ...

  • The video for the song Closer by Nine Inch Nails was heavily censored. Scenes of a crucified monkey, nude women, anatomical drawings of the human vagina, and other images were censored out of the video and replaced with a "Scene Missing" card.
  • The word "gun" was censored in the Wheatus song "Teenage Dirtbag".
  • In the song "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston, the word "suicidal" was censored.
  • The song "We Takin Over" had the 2 words "work" and "supply" censored in this line: "If you want to we can supply got enough work to feed the whole town.".
  • "45" by Shinedown was renamed "Staring Down", and a good portion of the chorus is edited to eliminate gun references.
  • The video "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam had the ending changed to air on MTV and the video was banned for a while after the Columbine School shootings.
  • "The Old Apartment" video by Barenaked Ladies had a scene removed where the protagonist rips a telephone off of a wall.
  • "We Are All On Drugs" by Weezer is renamed "We Are All In Love" and lyrics are changed from "On Drugs" to "In Love".
  • "Hash Pipe" by Weezer had the word "Hash" obscured.
  • "Four Kicks" by Kings of Leon has the words "guns" and "switchblade" censored in the chorus.
  • "Stinkfist" by Tool was renamed "Track #1" since the title was considered "too offensive for public consumption".
  • One of System of a Down's first videos, "Sugar", was also one of their most censored videos, as it censored the words "mushroom", "Russian", and "anger", besides the usual censoring of "fuck" in the song.
  • In the video for Coheed and Cambria's single "A Favor House Atlantic", the word "shoot" is obscured in the chorus.
  • In Avenged Sevenfold's video for "Bat Country", the word "trigger" in "My hand is on the trigger, I'm ready to ignite" was censored.
  • Melanie C's first solo single "Goin' Down" came under fire as the word "bitch" was censored, but not "whore". This also applied to her single "If That Were Me", which was banned from airplay for the line "I can't live without my phone, but you don't even have a home".

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  • The chorus of the song "The Nobodies" by Marilyn Manson was heavily censored. The original chorus "Some children died the other day, we fed machines and then we prayed, puked up and down in morbid faith, you should have seen the ratings that day." has the words "children died" and "ratings" bleeped out. MTV censored these words because the song is about the Columbine shootings.
  • For Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule's single "I'm Real", MTV censored the racially charged word "niggas" (said by Lopez). Ja Rule claims he never meant to refer African Americans in that manner, but chose the term "nigga" as a term of endearment when used among Black youth.
  • Eminem's single "The Real Slim Shady" cut out references and words like "queer" or "fag" that were deemed offensive to homosexuals. Additionally, the reference to Burger King was also blanked out, presumably to avoid litigation for trademark infringement.
  • In Michael Jackson's single "They Don't Care About Us", MTV has replaced the words "Jew me" and "kike me" with "do me" and "strike me" in the line "Jew me, sue me... kick me, kike me; don't you black-or-white me". [6] According to Jackson, his song had the words to describe prejudice and it was poor judgment to select Jewish people as explanatory words.[7]
  • Hawthorne Heights' song "Ohio Is For Lovers" has the word "cut" edited out in the lyrics "Cut my wrists and black my eyes, so I can fall asleep tonight.".
  • Nelly's single "Grillz", MTV censored the word "rob" in the lyrics "Rob the jewelery store, tell 'em make me a grill.".
  • In Saves the Day's song "At Your Funeral", MTV edited out the word "high" in the lyric "You're two floors down getting high in the back room...", but the lyric remained intact when heard on alternative radio stations.
  • Motion City Soundtrack's video "Everything is Alright" had the word "self" in self-medication censored.
  • In My Chemical Romance's video for Teenagers, the words "gun", "pay", "murder", "shit" and "your shirt" were censored because the release of the video came after the Virginia Tech massacre.
  • Alkaline Trio's video for "Stupid Kid" was edited by MTV, replaced with an alternate take. The video depicts an elementary school age boy who has a crush on his teacher. Throughout the video, he is scorned by students and eventually ridiculed by the teacher herself. In the final scene, the student leaves the school to pause outside the teacher's window. As the teacher looks on, he takes off the knit beanie he wears throughout the video, and the teacher gapes in horror. Smoke begins to billow around her and she wrestles with the window frame, which is stuck. The final shot reveals the student to have two demonic horns protruding out of his head. The "friendly" version keeps the teacher in the window, but no smoke is seen.
  • Cherish's video for "Do It to It" had the word "kryptonite" edited out in the phrase "on that kryptonite" because 'kryptonite' is U.S. Slang for marijuana.
  • Gun references have been edited out of MTV videos as early as 1997 after the deaths of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G., when they were casualties of the East Coast-West Coast rap war.
  • Yung Joc's video for his single "It's Goin' Down" had the word "trap" censored when he says "meet me in the trap, it's goin' down".
  • 50 Cent's video for "Just A Little Bit" had the word "sex" censored.
  • The Game's video for "Put You On The Game" had many of The Black Wallstreet members are seen wearing "Free Shyne" shirts, but the word "free" was blurred.
  • In Akon's video "Smack That", the phrase "smack that" was censored in some parts, but left unedited in others. In addition, "sore" and "woody" are removed.
  • "Purple Pills" by D12 was renamed "Purple Hills" in order to avoid references to drug use.
  • "This Is the New Shit" by Marilyn Manson was renamed "This Is The New *Hit".
  • "Music" by Madonna was partly censored due to sexual content. The video, featuring Ali G, is also bleeped due to the word "punani" pronounced by the character.
  • Questionable scenes from The Beastie Boys' video for "Sabotage" were replaced for being "too graphic".
  • All references to brand names were censored in Vans by The Pack.
  • In "Pass that Dutch" by Missy Elliot, the word "Dutch" is removed.
  • Nickelback's song Rockstar had the words "drugs," "pills," "assholes," and "drug dealer" censored.

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Videos moved to late-night rotation

To deal with criticism over risque content in certain videos, MTV moved certain videos to late-night rotation in censored format. Such videos included "If I Could Turn Back Time" by Cher and "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-A-Lot. [3] If I Could Turn Back Time is a song written by Diane Warren and was used as the second North American and first European single release from American singer/actress Chers 20th album Heart of Stone. ... This article is about Cher, the entertainer. ... Baby Got Back is a 1992 hip-hop song by Sir Mix-a-Lot. ... Anthony Ray (born August 12, 1963), known as Sir Mix-a-Lot, is a Grammy Award-winning rapper and producer, originally from Seattle, Washington, U.S.. // Sir Mix-a-Lot worked together with Miami bass icon DJ Magic Mike, Mudhoney, Metal Church (on a cover of Black Sabbaths Iron...

Banned music videos

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Ineffectiveness of censorship

However, their attempts at censorship have proven ineffective, as the conservative American political group Parents Television Council has set up a section of their website against MTV for excessive profane content in their programming. In a study[16] that covered MTV's "Spring Break" programming from 2004, much of the content the PTC claimed inappropriate was usually bleeped or blurred out, but the PTC defended that they were inappropriate because of the context in which they were presented or that the excessive amount of censored content simply made the indecent content more obvious. Included in the study was the Petey Pablo music video "Freek-a-leek", which they point out that even the MTV edited version is still sexually suggestive because the sexual obscenities were replaced by sound samples of a woman moaning and the video contained sexual depictions of women. In addition, Eamon's heavily censored video "I Don't Want You Back" was included, despite the fact that MTV edited the profanities out of the video so that one viewing the video and not knowing the unedited lyrics would not believe that there actually would be profanity. The study even included the Maroon 5 music video "This Love", whose song is inoffensive but video allegedly contains voyeurism. A news release regarding this matter was even titled "I Want My Foul TV", a play on a slogan of MTV, "I want my MTV". [17] Simply put, the excessive amount of censorship necessary to make its content appropriate tends to give censorship on MTV the reverse effect. The Parents Television Council (PTC) is a US-based self-proclaimed nonpartisan[1], nonprofit organization founded by conservative activist L. Brent Bozell III whose stated goal is to promote and restore responsibility to the entertainment industry. ... A bleep censor is used to filter out inappropriate audio content during a live United States the Federal Communications Commission has the constitutional right to regulate indecent broadcasts. ... Pixelization is a video- and image-editing technique where an image, or part of it, is blurred by displaying part or all of it at a lower resolution. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A version of a music single or album in which material deemed offensive has been removed, changed or cleaned up in some way. ... Éamon, Eamon, Éamonn or Eamonn is an Irish male given name meaning wealthy guard. The English equivalent is Edmund or Edmond (Old English: Eadmund). ... F**k It (I Dont Want You Back) (Pronounced Fuck It (I Dont Want You Back)) is a single released by American pop singer Eamon in 2004. ... Maroon 5 is a soul-influenced American rock band originating from Los Angeles, California. ... This Love is the second single from the hit album, Songs About Jane by Maroon 5. ... “Voyeur” redirects here. ...

See also

Censorship of music, the practice of censoring music from the public, may take the form of partial or total censorship with the latter banning the music entirely. ...


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