YouTube will accept nudity in music videos "when it is presented in an educational, documentary or artistic context."
Justin Timberlake's sexy "Tunnel Vision" video is back on YouTube.
Following a short ban, YouTube has reinstated the 32-year-old singer's extra-NSFW music video featuring writhing, model-esque naked women, a la Robin Thicke and Pharrell's controversial (yet highly popular) "Blurred Lines" clip.
The "Tunnel Vision" footage, which seems to be part homage to "Blurred Lines" and part attempt to out-do Thicke and Co., surfaced July 3, only to be yanked down from YouTube shortly after due to a violation of the Google-owned site's policy on explicit content. The video was then brought back, tagged with a warning and now has amassed more than 1.2 million views. (The unrated "Blurred Lines," which is being criticized for its "rapey" lyrics and video, has attracted some 77 million clicks since hitting YouTube in March.)
"While our guidelines generally prohibit nudity, we make exceptions when it is presented in an educational, documentary or artistic context, and take care to add appropriate warnings and age restrictions," a YouTube representative said in a statement, via E! Online.
Earlier this year, Timberlake released "The 20/20 Experience," his first album in seven years. He is embarking on a summer tour with Jay-Z that kicks off July 17 in Toronto.