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David Bowie’s “The Next Day” Video Banned and UnBanned Again . . .

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The latest music video from music legend David Bowie stars Gary Oldman and Academy Award Winning Actress, Marion Cotillard, who take the film to the next level in a menagerie of religious imagery and graphic violence. It came as no surprise then that upon its upload onto Youtube today the video was promptly banned.

Well, you were psyched if you thought that, because a Youtube spokesperson revealed that the ban was, in fact, a mistake.Β “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,” the rep said, making the ordeal just an ode to human error. [source]

The video is back up and running on David Bowie’s VEVO channel on Youtube, or you can enjoy it right here on The Eye of Faith!

Check it out, and let us know if you thought this video was ban-worthy.

Until next time,

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Unhate Campaign 2011 – United States of Benetton

Came across an article from the Daily Mail regarding The United Colors of Benetton’s newest scandal of a campaign! I love how they’re always stirring the pot.


Benetton is not new to controversy- this is just what they do! Gotta love a company who can stand up for what they believe in, whether it sells them sweaters or not.

I actually love the message of this campaign. It’s part of the Unhate campaign from Benetton, and I think the photos perfectly capture the idea of moving past our racial, religious, and political identities and uniting us strong!

It definitely shocks me in a way, don’t get me wrong, but there are some things in life too important to shy our eyes away from! That’s what makes them great (Plus- who were the actors?).

There seems to be a lot of buzz about this, so let us know what you think! Leave a comment πŸ™‚

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Dakota’s Flower: Banned in the UK

According to the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) the latest Marc Jacobs Ad for new perfume Oh, Lola! is sexualizing the child star, and has been BANNED. Deemed inappropriate, and is to not be seen EVER again. (click for more)

Funny, because it looks to me like she’s holding a flower. Maybe we’re getting a little too prudish? If anyone saw the 17 year old in her last film “The Runaways”, the Marc Jacobs ad hardly begins to exude the shock waves it would take to make this offensive (at least, to us).

Maybe we’re all a little too perverted in our society. Is that all it takes? A large object sitting in the lap of a innocent-looking young girl is enough to clang and bash the nerves of a nation?!

Well, I guess it can.

And if you like scandalous advertising. Check out this truly and uniquely scandalous collection of ads courtesy of Calvin Klein Jeans sometime in the 90s.

This time, I’m kind of disturbed.
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