Is Justin Timberlake's 'Tunnel Vision' Unrated Video A Publicity Stunt? [Video]

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Justin Timberlake's 'Tunnel Vision' video - the unrated version - has been banned by YouTube for violating the website's nudity and sexual content policy.

The pop star released a promo for his new song earlier this week, which featured various nude women standing behind him as he performed - not unlike Robin Thicke's Blurred lines unrated video.

According to MTV, the video also featured a projection screen which played over the bodies of the women. Timberlake - who's returning album The 20/20 Experience was a monumental success - had warned fans on Twitter that the music video was a little bit raunchy and YouTube duly removed it from the site. He said, "Check out the new video for Tunnel Vision and be's explicit."

Now, when fans visit the page, a message reads, "This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy on nudity or sexual content."

Watch the Justin Timberlake's Tunnel Vision (Unrated) video:

Blurred Lines - another video banned from YouTube for its sexual content - featured the noted model Emily Ratajkowski, though it faced allegations of sexism while helping the song become a chart hit. The director, Diane Martel, defended the promo during an interview with Grantland, saying, "Look at Emily Ratajkowski's [the brunette] performance; it's very, very funny and subtly ridiculing. That's what is fresh to me. It also forces the men to feel playful and not at all like predators. I directed the girls to look into the camera, this is very intentional and they do it most of the time; they are in the power position. I don't think the video is sexist."

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'Tunnel Vision' is the third single from The 20/20 Experience which follows the smash hit singles 'Suit and Tie' feat. Jay-Z and 'Mirrors'. Whether the banned video creates extra buzz for a run in the charts remains to be seen.

Watch the Blurred Lines Unrated version:


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