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At a recent concert in Baltimore, Julianne Hough told what she called a “funny story.” She explained that her new video for the song "Is That So Wrong" was “kinda banned” for what she believed was too much stripping in the bedroom scene. CMT, which is owned by MTV, quickly responded to the “kinda” accusation, claiming the video was simply pulled from its channel due to pending contractual issues and that it will be back in rotation as soon as negotiations are done. Many commenters at various sites indicated their disbelief in CMT’s story. I agree -- if it was the contract and not the content that was questionable, why then is the video getting harder and harder to find? Websites seem to be following in CMTs footsteps and pulling the video. (I ran into a lot of dead-end links!)
I’ve seen the video and truth be told, I don’t know what all the fuss is about. Yes, Julianne strips down to a bra and short shorts, though nothing skimpier than a outfit you might see below a thin layer of gossamer on Dancing with the Stars. The bra is one you would wear around the house or on an average day, though I think if it was studded, feathered or bedazzled it would have been better received. She’s a sexy girl, there’s no doubt about that, but she certainly doesn’t seem to be being exploited and, unlike some other too-sexy-for-their-britches starlets, she's 22 -- not a teenager. Compared to racy performances where Miley writhes half-dressed in a nest, Christina flaunts her flashing heart-covered hoo-hoo, or heavy images of Rihanna aflame in "Love the Way You Lie," Julianne’s video is tame. And I don’t mean in a “Britney, tame that snake around your neck” kinda way. Look, as a parent, I’m OK with censoring videos that are too raunchy or racy. I just think MTV, which owns CMT, should be a bit more particular about where and when it draws the line.
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