Kate Upton and Terry Richardson: Beauty and The Beast
Yeah, that little video that uber-creepy photographer Terry Richardson put up a few days ago that now has (at the time of writing this post) almost two million views, where Upton is doing the “Cat Daddy” dance in a skimpy bikini apparently got banned by YouTube. The reason? For violating its nudity policy somehow, even though she was clothed (hardly).
Well, seeing they made a mistake, the clip was brought back Wednesday, but with an age restriction slapped on it.
A rep from the video-sharing site told Fox411’s Pop Tarts column, “With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call. When it’s brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it.”
According to Fox News, the age restriction also was lifted, Wednesday afternoon.
So, some people are questioning why this video received the bans in the first place, when YouTube has allowed others have similar (and sometimes more provocative) clips up on the website with no problem.
TheFriskycom editor Amelia McDonell-Parry thinks so, saying, “I seriously do not understand how a girl dancing – clothed! – violates a nudity policy. It seems that YouTube has a very large and inexplicable grey area for what they consider ‘too sexy’ and that ‘too sexy’ is just as ‘bad’ as ‘nudity’ and therefore violating policy,” adding, “They should really give more specific rules to their users: ‘No sexy dancing in bikinis if you have larger than C-cup breasts!’ Ridiculous.”
Well, she’s got a point, but I think what really put up red flags with the video is the child-molester vibe Richardson puts off in the clip, even without appearing much on camera. Serious creepoid, “eww” vibes. Nasty.
Anyhoodle, you can see for yourself if the video is too risqué for YouTube without any warnings attached. See the video after the cut!