YouTube Yanks Helix’s Robin Thicke Cover Over “Nudity or Sexual Content”

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YouTube has a “remove first, ask questions later” policy when they receive complaints about a video’s content, and today the victim of that policy is twink gay porn studio Helix for their cover version of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”

Removing Helix’s “Blurred Lines” reveals YouTube’s almost laughable hypocrisy, as Helix’s version contains no nudity and no more “sexual content” than literally any other music video on YouTube, including the original Robin Thicke video, which does actually include full frontal nudity. But if enough people flag and report a video for any reason, YouTube automatically pulls it and reviews the content later. (Unless of course your video is produced by Universal Music Group, a record label that probably has more pull and influence on YouTube than a twink gay porn studio.)

That Helix’s “Blurred Lines” is almost an exact replicate of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (save for clothed twinks instead of naked female models) makes the censorship particularly ridiculous. And that Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has been seen by some as trivializing rape (I don’t think it does) and objectifying women (which music videos on YouTube don’t objectify women?) makes the complaints against Helix even more absurd. Sadly, the only people allowed to be sexually denigrated on YouTube are bare-breasted women, not twinks in booty shorts.

In case you missed it, The Sword saved a copy of Helix’s “Blurred Lines.”

 

 

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13 Responses to “YouTube Yanks Helix’s Robin Thicke Cover Over “Nudity or Sexual Content””

  1. James says:

    I knew you would save a copy of it, Zach. Thank you. Anything with Kyler Ash needs to be saved forevah!

  2. Nathan G. says:

    I’m not into twinks, but they covered it quite well-_And their version was less racy than 80% of the videos on YouTube–So, I agree, it’s hipocrasy.

  3. davidsask says:

    It was bad, so good and its called copyright infringement as if any self respecting artist would want their song done by porn actors!

    • Zach says:

      Covers and parodies are protected under U.S. copyright law, idiot.

      • yaoi rabbit says:

        It may be a parody, but using Robin Thicke’s music makes it copyright infringement. If a parody version of the actual Blurred Lines song was used with the video, then that would be legal. Helix would need the consent of the copyright holders to use the song legally. That, or they could sample a portion under fair use. Copyright laws are very complicated and differ depending on the situation. But in this case, I don’t think davidsask is wrong. Especially since the entire song was used for this video.

  4. Nico says:

    I highly doubt “nudity” is the problem here. The record company is probably behind this.

  5. Persa says:

    I highly doubt the record company is behind this since there are tons of other parodies of Blurred Lines on Youtube with the same if not MORE men in underwear and they have not been removed. One was even produced by a BBC Radio 1 dj.
    Robin Thicke and Pharrell are both LGBT supporters and love the parodies.

    This is all about random homophobes who flag anything with gay content on Youtube and Youtube is too lazy to simply change the way videos get flagged.

    Any video that is flagged should be reviewed by Youtube staff BEFORE it is pulled or hidden or blocked.

    It’s ridiculous to do it the other way because it just empowers homophobia, racism and sexism.

    • stranded says:

      I agree, it’s not like youtube is family-friendly with nothing but PG videos. They even allow close up nudity when it’s medical.

      The #twinke video had nothing overtly sexual.

  6. Common Sense says:

    Youtube should spend less time changing their moronic layout ten times a year and more time changing their idiotic flagging system.

  7. robirob says:

    Parodies are silly fun. Youtube and those conservative idiots give them more value and importance by deleting some of them.

  8. T. says:

    Youtube is ridiculous. The same thing happened to a video I uploaded but I appealed their decision and, after they had determined that my video did not violate their Community Guidelines (lol), they just age-restricted it.

  9. Josh says:

    I’m crying crocodile-tears over this injustice.

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