No, we are not just posting the above video so that you have another excuse to watch Kate Upton doing the “Cat Daddy” for Terry Richardson. Also so you can see that it is not really all that pornographic as you would think, given that Youtube banned it earlier today for “nudity.” And then removed the ban but placed an age restriction on it. (Which, those things are airtight, right?) Anyway, it’s pretty odd to us that this video gets censored when there are currently 3,050 Kate Upton videos on the video site right now, most of them featuring the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl bouncing her assets in slow motion. And there are 37,800 search results for “Cat Daddy.” Maybe it’s the gross way that Richardson adjusts her strap before the dancing starts? Maybe it’s the extremely low cut of her bikini bottoms — though it is basically the same suit she wore on the SI cover this year, and that was shown all over the place. Most likely, this video caught the site monitors’ attention because it already has 717,000 views in just two days.
There’s no nudity in Kate’s video. But it seems like Youtube is as arbitrary as the MPAA with its censorship. The “Community Guidelines” state that “YouTube is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. If this describes your video, even if it’s a video of yourself, don’t post it on YouTube.” And then, “Most nudity is not allowed, particularly if it is in a sexual context. Generally if a video is intended to be sexually provocative, it is less likely to be acceptable for YouTube.”
What do you think? Is Kate’s video too naughty for prime time?
[Photo: Terry Richardson’s Tumblr]