Music Videos May Start Being Rated

Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball"With nudity becoming more and more prevalent in music videos these days along with twerking, some are now forcing ratings on these music videos. The intent is to keep small children from viewing  the sexual content of these videos.

France already has pushed Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears’ videos to late night. Now the British Board of Film Classification has announced plans to tack on ratings to these music videos. This comes after parents voiced their outrage about the overt sexuality of music videos like Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball.

“Google has said that if we start to age-rate videos, they will carry the BBFC age rating,” says David Austin, the BBFC’s assistant director. “They’ve also said they will look at the possibility of parental controls in relation to age rating.”

There is no word if the United States or Canada will impose any ratings on music videos although the USA does impose ratings for music albums. We feel that it may be only a matter of time before the US begins doing this if other countries are doing it.

What are your thoughts about nudity in music videos and placing ratings on them?

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