Madonna’s latest music video, ‘Girl Gone Wild’, is quickly racking up the views but only among YouTube’s 18-and-up crowd. The video has been dubbed too raunchy for the general YouTube audience and is age-restricted. Viewers must click to confirm that they are at least 18 years of age before YouTube will permit them to view the video.
A source told the NY Post, “YouTube has decided the video is too raunchy and should only be viewed by those 18 or over, and actually, the video is hard to find on the site. YouTube has sent Madonna’s team a list of shots that should be cut to make it appropriate for anyone.” The NY Post reports that, “they must edit out shots of bare bottoms, a man rubbing his crotch and an implied masturbation scene where a man gyrates before a mirror.”
Check out the video below, which was directed by fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and let us know what you think.
Madonna isn’t the first pop singer to get an age restriction slapped on one of her videos. When Rihanna released the video for her song ‘S&M’ in January 2011 it was also age restricted. They chose to keep the video as is and the age restriction still stands, but it hasn’t prevented the video from racking up over 36 million views.