M.I.A. Banned From YouTube!

M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.

Yesterday, we showed you M.I.A.’s disturbing, but thought provoking new video that had just hit the Internet.

We understand that for many, the footage is very hard to watch, but we were still somewhat surprised to learn today that YouTube has officially banned the video because of its graphic violence.

Give us five minutes and we could totally find dozens of videos that are worse than this. Besides, aren’t their parental controls on this thing???


M.I.A. had posted on Twitter suggesting that her label bosses UMG were behind the ban, but later went back on to clarify that they weren’t.

Don’t want to piss off the label!

In case you missed it, here’s the video again. (above)

Do U think it was right to ban it?

Apr 27, 2010 7:00pm PDT

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