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February 11, 2004


Unintended Consequences of Janet's Exposure

Responding to increased scrutiny after the Super Bowl malfunction, MTV has moved six of its controversial new videos to late-night rotation. One of them is Britney's new video for "Toxic" in which she wears a see-through catsuit. An MTV spokeswoman says, "Given the particular sensitivity in the culture right now, we're erring on the side of caution for the immediate future," which to me says "we're caving to conservative pressure," just like their sibling network CBS.

Funny, I just saw the "Toxic" video on TRL Monday night. Today, the video is no longer available for viewing on the MTV site. (However, you can watch it on the Jive label site.) This is definitely one of her better videos--I actually liked the pink wig she wears in it, and the motorcycle/techno-spy section is very cool. Other videos moved to late-night include Incubus and Blink 182, whose videos are also not available on the MTV website. You can still vote for them on TRL, though this might be changed by the time it airs tonight. -Amy

And let's not forget about the congressional hearings over Boobgate that happened earlier today. Transcripts aren't up yet, but you can watch video of the proceedings over at C-Span. As you've probably heard, they want to increase by ten-fold the fines for indecency. -ADM

categories: Media, Music, TV
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