Youtube’s done it again with censoring gay content.
South African singer-songwriter Nakhane (who alo starred in the film The Wound) is criticizing the video sharing platform for putting up an age-restriction on the music video for his song “Clairvoyant.”
In the video, Nakhane is seen expressing a relationship with another man. The two argue, cuddle, laugh, share intimate touches, and kiss. That said, no explicit depictions of sex are included.
To be fair, the music video does contain partial nudity, which could have set off the warning. But there are plenty of other "sexually suggestive content" that don't get put behind an age-restriction.
When he noticed the censorship, Nakhane was deeply offended and assumed it was because of the gay content. He then shared that frustration online.
Some, like actress and TV presenter Sade Giliberti, agreed. Giliberti stated in response to Nakhane’s tweet:
“The model is messed up. 3 of my videos have been flagged due to the ‘lesbian’ content. It’s trolls flagging & getting them either demonetised or restricted. YouTube need to up their game in how they just allow this without actually viewing content themselves.”
Do you think Nakhane’s music video should have been censored? You can watch the video down below and then let us know what you think.