Terry Richardson’s video of Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton provocatively dancing the Cat Daddy in a bikini was banned by YouTube, the Daily Mail reported.
Actually, as far as our Internet is concerned, the YouTube video has simply been flagged by users within the community as potentially inappropriate for some users and subsequently hidden behind an age verification page which requires you to sign into your account in order to verify your age.
With all the gyrating, grinding, and jiggling, it’s not hard to see why Richardson’s latest video, featuring scantily clad Upton dancing in a bikini, might be considered inappropriate for all viewers.
Upton is certainly no stranger to viral videos as she’s been in a number of videos which have gone viral. In fact, she even landed the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue thanks to a viral YouTube video of her doing the Dougie.
The insanely popular video sharing website’s community guidelines clearly state that:
“YouTube is not for pornography or sexually explicit content […] 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.”
Due to the nature of the popular website where Internet users can upload videos of their choosing, it’s unrealistic for the company to censor each and every video prior to publication on the website. Until a clever computer algorithm is conjured to automate the process of screening videos, it does not appear likely that YouTube will begin employing a legion of censors. Instead, they’ll most likely continue to rely the community to flag inappropriate content, which can then be manually reviewed by YouTube.
Kate Upton Cat Daddy Dance Video: