Banned on television and YouTube, causing multiple protests and parents’ complaints, these video clips are called most scandalous in the history of pop music. Some of them today can only be seen in private collections on the net, or in cut versions, if in places where it has to be legal. Let’s look at them and think – what makes a musical video so extravagant that it causes an international scandal?
1. Marilyn Manson, ‘(s)AINT’ (2003)
Marilyn Manson, king of freaks, surely has to be on top of this rating. When you think of controversial video, marked with “Parental advisory” sign, one of Manson’s works will come to mind first. “(s)AINT” is filled with sexual deviations, self-cutting, BDSM, drugs, et cetera, et cetera. It was banned on Interscope and shown only in edited versions in some countries. Well, later Marylin Manson made numerous tries to outshine himself in making a scandal.
2. Rammstein, ‘Puss’ (2009)
As for German industrial rock band Rammstein, they were always in avant garde of shock, and this music video (you can understand it even from the name) is a true pornography.
Uncut version can be found only on RedTube today because of full naked musicians and models doing, well, you-know-what. The song is about fear and loathing of sex-tourism, so scandal is definitely included. The plot of the video is so pornographic, that even such scandal lovers as the members of Rammstein had to use body doubles for the shooting.