Rihanna, Lady Gaga Videos to Be Banned in U.K.

The pop stars' visuals are among those deemed too "raunchy" for young viewers.

Posted: 06/06/2011 01:09 PM EDT
Filed Under Rihanna, Lady Gaga

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British Prime Minister David Cameron is backing a ban on racy music videos like the ones released by American pop stars Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera

 

This past weekend the U.K.'s Daily Mail published a story on the findings of a report compiled by Reg Baily, the first male chief executive of the Mother's Union, regarding the sexualization of children. In addition to addressing retail stores that sell inappropriate clothes for children, a portion of the report focuses on the racy music videos that feature skimpy clothing and sexual play. The Daily Mail reported that starting next week, videos like these will be banned from television before 9 p.m. 

 

Complaints came after Rihanna and Christina Aguilera both gave sexually charged performances on the U.K. version of the television show The X-Factor. This past weekend, Ri-Ri kicked off her Loud tour in the U.S. by giving a female fan a lap dance. The "S&M" singer heads to the U.K. in October. 

Gaga, who's at the top of the pop charts in the U.K., is facing another ban in Lebanon. According to the LA Times, shipments of Gaga's newest album Born This Way were seized for containing material that's offensive to Christians. The album will not be available for purchase in the country at all. 

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