1. Post #1
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    [h2]David Cameron planning to give 'raunchy' music videos an 18 certificate![/h2]

    It is understood the Prime Minister is considering new rules that would oblige websites hosting such videos to introduce robust age verification systems similar to those used to safeguard children online gambling.

    Music videos are currently exempt from classification under the Video Recordings Act 1984 and 2010, which means that – unlike films – there are no restrictions on children buying any but the most graphic music videos.

    There are currently no legal restrictions on children downloading music videos of any kind.
    The Prime Minister is understood to be “disappointed” with the music video industry’s response to a Government report that warned of the greater “sexualisation of childhood”. The study highlighted the corrupting influence of such short films.

    Mr Cameron is to summon leading figures in the music video and social media world to Downing Street for a summit next month and threaten tough new laws if more is not done to protect children.

    Campaigners say there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of sexual content and explicit language in music videos which can be accessed by very young children on computers and mobile phones.

    Around 200 million videos are watched each month on Vevo, a music video website popular amongst the young. Although MTV, and other television channels, tone done sexual content before the 9pm watershed the same is not true for video-sharing websites.

    Music videos were singled out for strong criticism in Let Children be Children, a Downing Street commissioned report written by Reg Bailey, the head of the Mothers Union, the Church of England pressure group.

    The report said: “Concerns focused on sexual and violent nature of song lyrics; highly sexualised, verging on explicit, dance routines; and the stereotyped gender roles portrayed.

    “Music videos were highlighted by some parents who responded to our call for evidence: they expressed concern that these videos were influencing their sons’ behaviour towards and perceptions of women in a negative way.”

    Mr Bailey said: “Many of the industries mentioned in last year’s report have responded positively to our recommendations. I cannot say that has been the case with music videos.

    “Age ratings should be introduced for music videos. There is also a clear case for age-verification for such sites.”

    Although government has been impressed by the approach taken by high street retailers to the report, it also remains concerned by the style and promotion of so-called “Lads’ mags”, such as Loaded, FHM and Nuts. This industry is also set to be called in to Downing Street over the summer to be asked what steps they are taking to protect children.

    Ofcom last year warned that a “highly sexualised” video produced by R&B singer Rihanna for her song S&M contained scenes of “sexual bondage, dominance and sadomasochism” and should not be aired before the watershed.

    The regulator said that several of the scenes “could have potentially dangerous consequences if imitated by children”.

    Although YouTube asks viewers to confirm they are aged of 18 before watching this video, Vevo does not do so. Rihanna’s S&M video has been viewed more than 37 million times on Vevo alone.
    Skin, another Rihanna song with sexually explicit lyrics, can be heard uncensored on YouTube without any restrictions.

    There is likely to be strong opposition to any tougher Government regulation on accessing music videos online. Rio Caraeff, the chief executive of Vevo, has said that age ratings are unnecessary and would be difficult to enforce.

    Vevo has claimed the move would be “bad for business” and would cut the royalties earned by some acts.

    Many high-profile stars may also oppose any clampdown. The singer Kelly Rowland recently told the BBC: “God gave us parents for a reason – what you want your children to watch, you should monitor that. It’s not up to the artist.”

    However, Gary Barlow, the Take That singer who is now a father of three, last year said he was shocked by the sexual moves some teenage girls performed during auditions for X Factor, the TV talent show he judges.

    “Music videos are so sexual these days,” he said. “It all filters down. We had girls auditioning for the X Factor and you wouldn’t believe the kind of moves they were doing. I sat there and thought, Jesus Christ.”

    The Duchess of Cornwall has also spoken out against such videos. “A lot of those videos are terrifying,” the Duchess said while visiting a charity. “I am sure they trigger a response in some of the young people. I can never understand how they can get away with making those things.”
    The Duchess’s attention was drawn towards Video Phone, a music video by Beyoncé, in which the singer wears an array of revealed – and at times bizarre – outfits.

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    I can kinda understand why giving certain music videos having some sort of an age certificate might be a good idea, but insisting that anything vaguely sexual that could potentially be viewed by a child should get an 18? Are you fucking serious?

    Also, politicians need to stop pandering to Mumsnet. They know jack about about most political issues, or anything much to be honest. They wrap their kids in bubble wrap and cotton wool to 'protect' them for the horrors of the world, which obviously damages the child if done too much.

    This is the crap that went on with Marylin Manson. Same shit, different parents.
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    I can't think of a good title.
    Reds's Avatar
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    BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
    If we let them form their own opinion, they might not agree with us!
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    "Oh no! This video is vaguely sexual! They can have sex and do anything they like at the age of 16 but I feel they're too young to see ever so slightly revealing clothing!"
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    “God gave us parents for a reason – what you want your children to watch, you should monitor that. It’s not up to the artist.”
    Exactly this.
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    What a twat.

  6. Post #6
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    Silly man, but that being said I'm not surprised people are starting to react to some of todays MTV videos, they are pretty bad and kill brain cells with their sheer stupidity, I sure as hell wouldn't want my kid watching them.

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    Why do people keep insisting on fixing what isn't broken?
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    I can understand like some kind of rating system, but it should be purely advisory and not be as excessive as an 18 rating .

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    I once watched a girl get eaten by a horse and it was bad
    Dead Madman's Avatar
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    Yeah but I bet if there were a vid with Clegg in it...

  10. Post #10
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    I misread the title as David Cameron MAKING a raunchy 18+ music video :byodood:

    This is actually much fucking dumber, never mind working on any actual societal problems eh, Dave?
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  11. Post #11
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    Most music clips depict sexual acts or are dressed in a way that is deemed slutty or sexual.
    In this modern era, the parents need to put the effort into monitoring their children so they can be happy that they're not seeing this not the government.

    I don't Even see why the government could give parents handy tips with monitoring or using the parental lock

    Not hard
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    You can kinda see where he's coming from, at the end of the day... movies, songs, and games all have ratings. Why not music videos? Some videos are pretty much softcore porn.

    By your logic we should scrap all existing rating systems and rely solely on the parents.
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    Well, no more jacking off to Rhianna then.

  14. Post #14
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    Vaguely sexual themes should be left alone. But things like S&M, in my opinion, should be approached with caution. I'm not saying BLOCK IT, THE CHILDREN WILL BE POISONED BY SEX, but that song is about specifically sex involving pain and mild violence, where children should be guided even more-so than songs about plain sex.

    Edited:

    You can kinda see where he's coming from, at the end of the day... movies, songs, and games all have ratings. Why not music videos? Some videos are pretty much softcore porn.

    By your logic we should scrap all existing rating systems and rely solely on the parents.
    I think a parent can spend the same amount of time it takes for them to read the age ratings on a video game/movie on a music video to determine if they think if they can properly explain to their children about it.

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    It is understood the Prime Minister is considering new rules that would oblige websites hosting such videos to introduce robust age verification systems similar to those used to safeguard children online gambling.
    robust age verification systems
    Enter ur age (tell the truth please!)
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    The headline isn't the actual proposition.
    Can't say I necessarily disagree. I've never understood why artists need to go to such lengths in videos anyway. Unless their music is shite anyway.

  17. Post #17
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    People still watch music videos?

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    "Oh no! This video is vaguely sexual! They can have sex and do anything they like at the age of 16 but I feel they're too young to see ever so slightly revealing clothing!"
    Dear God, just think what would happen if a 9 year old saw a pair of breasts!

  19. Post #19
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    I've never understood why we can fuck at 16 in this country, but not witness it until 18.

    Do they expect us to wear blindfolds or somthing?
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    People still watch music videos?
    For me, watching the artist perform adds to the enjoyment of the sound.

    But Cameron does know that the websites that host these videos generally a) Are porn websites anyway, b) music websites. I don't think you'll be able to introduce any form of control because it's very decentralized and overly specific.

    As usual, Cameron sprouting bullshit to take peoples minds off his poor financial and social record.
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    Dennab
    February 2012
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    Yeah but I bet if there were a vid with Clegg in it...
    But he is a cunt, and would have to be censored.
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    Well, I agree SOME song videos should be age rated- but the songs themselves can't really contain more than sexual references and swearing.

  23. Post #23
    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
    Bobie's Avatar
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    hey cameron when are you going to do something that fucking matters
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    Wait, what? They plan to label some music videos with +18 ratings? Current music videos only have cocktease at the very most, I don't see why a +18 rating should exist for them. Maybe PG/13, but not something like that.
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    I once watched a girl get eaten by a horse and it was bad
    Dead Madman's Avatar
    December 2008
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    hey government when are you going to do something that fucking matters
    fixed

  26. Post #26
    Justin... CUNT!
    zin908's Avatar
    February 2008
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    lol okay Cameron.

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    January 2012
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    Dear God, just think what would happen if a 9 year old saw a pair of breasts!
    I mean, nipples are NOT for children!
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    Imagine if a 1 year old saw a pair of breasts. Even worse! He's sucking on them.

    This atrocity needs to be stopped!
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    I can kind of see where he is coming from because some of the more modern music videos are quite explicit, moreso than a movie which would have an age rating because of it. Still dumb, but I can see why as there's a bit of a consistance problem at the moment.
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