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!! OMG, too hot (or gay?) for YouTube: Perfume Genius !!

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Matador Records is claiming homophobic bias after YouTube rejected a 15-second pre-roll spot for the new Perfume Genius album showing scantily-clad singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas gazing longingly into the eyes of gay porn star Arpad Miklos. The footage is from PG's new video "Hood," which we posted last week.

When the label submitted the ad for review, YouTube/Google rejected it for violating its Adult Image/Video Content policy.

"Any ads that contain non family safe material are disapproved," a rep wrote to the label in explaining the decision. "I noted to the team that the people in the video are not entirely unclothed, but the overall feeling of the video is one of a more adult nature, including promoting mature sexual themes and what appears to be nude content. As such, the video is non family safe. In order to have this video ad approved, you will need to bring it into compliance with our policy."

A label rep says he asked for clarification about the problematic bits and what edits it would require, but never received a response. He also pointed out that the song used in the ad, "All Waters," is about "internalized homophobia - how Mike (Perfume Genius) notices straight couples being affectionate on the street, and how it must feel for them to not have to think about it; he wonders if he would do that with his boyfriend if he wasn't so self-conscious about gay PDA."

Or gay pre-roll advertising.

Watch the offending clip after the jump.

OMG, watch the Perfume Genius video "Dark Parts"
OMG, Perfume Genius and Arpad Miklos team up for fetish video
OMG, download the Perfume Genius song "Rusty Chains"
OMG, download a new Perfume Genius song: "Dreeem"
OMG, Perfume Genius announces new album: 'Put Your Back N 2 It'

» posted by Kevin on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
comments: 5 | category: Musical |



lol they say thats to racy but 3 boys dancing in g-strings smacking each others ass's to ymca can stay , may it was just not gay enough for you tube

» posted by deetter | January 31, 2012 8:33 PM

There are no words. Well maybe two words homo vs hetro. double standard.

» posted by CB | January 26, 2012 10:51 AM

Wow, I have seen videos on YouTube that make this one look like a Brady Bunch commercial. Really YouTube?

» posted by L | January 26, 2012 5:12 AM

Relax, YouTube or let's say YouHypocrite for showing Britney Spears or Paris Hilton half naked.

» posted by R | January 25, 2012 6:49 PM

I've seen ads on twitter more obscene than this one.

» posted by Victor | January 25, 2012 5:11 PM

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