YouTube.com: Sex & Nudity Videos Are Banned But Death & Suffering Are OK

A news story that ran locally in Miami last night caught my eye.

There is a video posted on YouTube showing a man drowning off the coast of Puerto Rico.

The video is obviously quite upsetting to the family who lives in Miami who asked YouTube.com to remove it.

“Stop using my Dad, leave my Dad alone, let him rest in peace”, said the son in asking YouTube to remove the video.

The family was shocked to find that such a video is not prohibited by YouTube’s guidelines.

According to YouTube.com here are some of the type of videos prohibited from the site:

Sex and Nudity.

Hate Speech.

Dangerous Illegal acts.

Shocking and Disgusting.

In a nation where the display of a nipple during the halftime show of the Super Bowl had 200+ million people in a dizzy for a month, a video showing someone’s death is allowed for the world to see.

YouTube.com rejected the families request to have the video removed.

The video has now been viewed over 4,500 times.

Do to the family’s wishes I have not linked to the video in the post (nor did I watch the video)

Personally I think a video of a nipple is a lot less offensive than watching someone’s death, however when you legislate morality this is sometimes the results you get.

Your thoughts?

Comments

  1. MHB says

    JP

    According to YouTube.com shocking and disgusting is defined as:

    “”””The world is a dangerous place. Sometimes people do get hurt and it’s inevitable that these events may be documented on YouTube. However, it’s not okay to post violent or gory content that’s primarily intended to be shocking, sensational or disrespectful. If a video is particularly graphic or disturbing, it should be balanced with additional context and information. For instance, including a clip from a slaughter house in a video on factory farming may be appropriate. However, stringing together unrelated and gruesome clips of animals being slaughtered in a video may be considered gratuitous if its purpose is to shock rather than illustrate.”””

    So I guess the purpose of the video is to illustrate a death and its OK by YouTube.com’s book of rules.

  2. Johnny says

    If I was the son of that man I’d really think the world is a cruel place, and apparently it is. It looks like he gets to keep on suffering b/c some clowns at Google thinks it’s okay to show people dying.

    I wonder if there was a video of Sergey Brin’s father getting killed by having his brains blown out on the street of New York, if he’d still consider that okay? Would he say, “Yes….this is going to be great for YouTube’s ratings! Sorry dad! “.

    Shame on Google and it’s YouTube.com

  3. Jon Schultz says

    What about the videos of the planes crashing into the World Trade Center? I’m sure the families of the victims did not like to see those, but should those clips have been banned from public airing?

  4. says

    Can’t see what is so shocking about nipple clips/videos.

    I am amazed that Youtube does not remove the video on the families request. I have no problem that they allow to show this sort of videos, but when the concrned familiy asks for removal they should do this without any further questions.

  5. MHB says

    Jon

    Obviously 9/11 was a huge news story, one guy drowning is not.

    Moreover the pictures of the planes hitting the buildings was faceless, that is you did not see the face of someone struggling for several minutes and losing their battle with death.

  6. Jon Schultz says

    Michael,

    There are those differences, but I think the principle that real life events are news and should be allowed to be reported as accurately as possible (assuming no privacy laws are broken) is the same. As distasteful and insensitive as the posting of that video on YouTube may have been, to call for the breaching of that principle (which I think you implied in your comment about YouTube’s “book of rules”) is I think contrary to the goal of a free press.

  7. says

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    Neither porn or violent deaths should be on youtube.

    My four-year-old granddaughter knows her way around a mouse and computer, and I wouldn’t want her to find some bimbo swallowing a certain part of the male anatomy or a suffering man drowning in the ocean.

    Neither have a place where kids have easy access.

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  8. D says

    Nudity as well as death are part of our lives.

    I am sure videos of accidents make people behave more carefully. The other day I saw video how escalator in the subway “swallowed” some boy’s feet, I rememeber when I was a kid I did same stupidities as the boy. That’s because until now I did not realize that this can happen. I will be more careful on escalators for the rest of my life fo sure.

    And American hysteria/obsession about nudity is becoming issue for a shrink.

  9. Jon Schultz says

    Michael,

    YouTube is private property and posters who report or comment on news (or contribute to such by providing video footage) can’t claim a legal right to freedom of speech or the press, however I think YouTube is being somewhat noble in refusing to censor videos such as the one under discussion because it is hypocritical not to allow on one’s private property as much freedom as one expects from one’s government. I don’t know what their full motivation is but they apparently do see YouTube as a place where “events may be documented.”

  10. says

    Trust me- there’s plenty of nudity and sex on YouTube with targeted ads too.
    You just have to be registered and consent to being an adult on the sign in page.
    Somewhere I have a screen cap I took, because I couldn’t believe what I found.

  11. says

    Hello Mike,

    Yes this is good Ole American Media coverage, along with Hollywoods morose fixation with promoting body mutilation and gun shot wounds every two seconds on any given channel on TV. We live in a country that is fast becoming desensitized to brutal killings and other atrocities. It is frightening to me and others to see such a total disrespect for human life. It seems Americans just cannot get enough of war and outright Aggression to soothe their Egos. This is how all great civilizations meet their demise. Moral decay is something we should all be concerned about.

    Gratefully , Jeff

  12. David says

    I personally enjoyed the video. I think drownings are my favourite type of murder, I like to watch the struggle against an inexorable submersion resulting in death. Its magical.

  13. says

    Restore the video gay furry yiff {18+} Apologize to them. They did not harm you. Proverbes 3:30Proverbes 3:30 Strive not with a man without a cause, if he hath done thee no harm. Stop striving against the furry art all of it. All of it is very good.
    Age restrictions are evil. Had they be evil God would have spelled it out saying thou shalt not let the eyes of a person under 18 see any nude thing. Commandment number 11. That is not there.
    Oppressing is the sin of Sodom, and Gomorrah. What is oppressing is the military policing the world. What is oppressing is the legal system. Police oppressing. YouTube oppresses the furries art work that is very good. That means the Sodomites are in control of Youtube. YouTube needs to do what God asks in this verse. King James Version Isaiah 1 >>17Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
    Did you get that Youtube, relieve oppression not give it.

  14. says

    Morality is minding your own business. A solid biblical truth that people ignore. KJV, Thessalonians: 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business. What YouTube thinks it means is HMMMM lets see whose video we can poke our nose into to remove. Don’t mind your own business be ban happy like Youtube is. Morality is not banning a video because it shows a Penis, tit nipple or vagina or butt hole or sexual activity. OH,.. I forgot, sorry for swearing >.> Military minded people want people to become jaded by suffering, and death to accept it . Military recruiters love that. Things need to change. People getting hurt is not funny.

  15. says

    Youtube should not ban any furry nude or sexual video. To call a nude or sexual video bad is to call your own sexual nude body bad. God did not ban anything from us. All things from him are freely given. Youtube does not allow hateful people on youtube. Therefore youtube should ban themselves for being hateful toward the furry art. That hate exists because people have the word porn. That word needs to phased out. Youtube needs to say they are sorry for banning any furry video. Youtube does not tolerate the hate of others, but does not consider their own hatred against the furries that hate no one. Youtube needs to hang their heads in shame for not being equal.
    Stop making the furry sad. Make the furry glad. Please?
    All of the videos should be given back. Youtube is a Thief, a robber. There is no hate in the videos, No one is threatening anyone. yet hate is given. That makes no sense whatsoever. It is like an unprovoked attack. Let the furries back on youtube that were banned. All they want is to be is loved. Please stop slapping them for wanting to be loved. The furry loves all of the parts loving the whole body. Love the whole body too. Stop making the furry sad. Make the furry glad. Please?
    What the furry shows on youtube is not even compared to leprosy even as people see it but youtube treats the Yiffing, and nude videos as if they are worse than leprosy. Psalm 34:14: King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.The furry is a peace seeker. Seek it with them giving the furry Joy.

  16. says

    Should All nude and sexual furry videos be allowed? yes they should be allowed. The sodomistic oppression needs to end. Read Isaiah 1: 17,KJV, Youtube is oppressing the furry that oppresses no one. All, and I mean all of the furries banned should be reinstated. All of the videos need to be given back. I don’t know if that could be done but it would be an gift showing that the militaristic religious youtube is repenting. They are a monster for treating the Eden like Furries the way they have been treated. YouTube needs to be ashamed of themselves. Youtube is a worshiper of clothing. Fantastic videos have been spit on by YouTube like Jesus was spit on..

    Why death, and suffering is allowed on Youtube is because war is being waged against the furry by pewople that like to see suffering.. YouTube is waring against butterfly is what they are waring against. How idiotically stupid can you get?
    Youtube is guilty of engaging in unprovoked stacks – preemptive strikes against furry nude, and sexual videos that are as harmless as a moonbeams. YouTube needs to repay the furry four times that what was done to them. The rich man who killed a poor mans sheep payed him back four times. A tax collector gaining ill gotten gain did the same.

  17. says

    For the natural man to see suffering and death is fascinating. That is the devil in the body that dies seeing the death of another or another living thing as being good. Worthy of being seen. Have it be themselves are terrified by it. The same devil absolutely despises the parts that can make life and supports new life being disgusted where new life comes out of. He will work in the minds of men to give bad names to the parts so people think they are indecent. The devil in the soul of a person wants to see them as little as he can. He wants God to be made bad by calling those parts bad and the sexual activity bad too. Youtube has been working with the devil when they ban the furry and zoosexual videos.

  18. says

    MHB this means that harmless nudity or sexual activities whatever the species seen are as bad – shocking as random acts of killing. That is screwed up thinking. They are not the same . We have one judge. All that will consider that will monitor themselves not whoever else . The furries have tolerance. That is why there is diversity and peace coexisting. Youtube can learn a lot from the way furries do things.

  19. says

    King James Bible, 1 Corinthians 12:23:
    And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

    God calls the parts Youtube rejects comely, and honorable, but Youtube calls them naughty, indecent, junk, uncomely and lesshonorable but God wants people to give them abundant honer. What has Youtube favored? The opposite to what God favors. All of the parts need to be seen as being equal having no schism in the body. Pastors and priests have had this truth ever present with them not teaching it. Because they did not teach it-have cause much aggravating grief to the furries and z0os too. I couyld not even put a private video on my book marks without it being banned. Youtube needs to stop being religiously evil being anti Christ against people. Youtube needs to in good faith restore reinstate all of the furry and zoo videos that were banned.

    Youtube has been naughty giving wrath against the furry and zoo videos.
    James:1 20 – 21, for the wrath of man worketh not the rightiouness of God. Whearfor lay apart all filthyness ,and superfluidy of naugtyness.

  20. says

    King James Bible, 1 Corinthians 12:23:
    And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

    God calls the parts Youtube rejects comely, and honorable, but Youtube calls them naughty, indecent, junk, uncomely and lesshonorable but God wants people to give them abundant honer. What has Youtube favored? The opposite to what God favors. All of the parts need to be seen as being equal having no schism in the body. Pastors and priests have had this truth ever present with them not teaching it. Because they did not teach it-have cause much aggravating grief to the furries and zoos too. I could not even put a private video on my book marks without it being banned. Youtube needs to stop being religiously evil being anti Christ against people. Youtube needs to in good faith restore reinstate all of the furry and zoo videos that were banned.

    Youtube has been naughty giving wrath against the furry and zoo videos.
    James:1 20 – 21, for the wrath of man worketh not the rightiouness of God. Whearfor lay apart all filthyness ,and superfluidy of naugtyness.

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