30 Seconds To Mars Video Banned By MTV
The 13-minute clip for "Hurricane" is deemed too violent by the network; frontman Jared Leto reprints the reasons why on his band's blog while "looking for a creative solution that works for all."
Jared Leto and his arena rock outfit 30 Seconds to Mars have always produced cinematic music videos that strive to push the envelope, but this time they may have pushed too far. The band released a 13-minute video for its song, "Hurricane," to MTV yesterday (Nov. 29) only to be informed that the video would not be suitable for airing. (Watch video below.) Leto, never being one to take these matters lightly, took to the blog on his own official website to address the grievances MTV had with his newest piece of artwork. The frontman posted "one of several" letters the band had received from television networks explaining why the "Hurricane" clip was too graphic to be played on television. In all, the letter contains more than 40 stop points -- everything from a gimp mask to "nipple tassles" -- that warrant censoring before the video can be aired before 7 p.m. Leto writes that he's, "Looking to find a creative solution that works for all."
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