Rihanna's 'We Found Love' Video Deemed Too Explicit for French TV (Video)

10:19 AM PST 11/23/2011 by THR Staff
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The clip, which features a Chris Brown lookalike and plenty of partying, has been banned during daytime hours.

No stranger to creating controversial videos, Rihanna is at it again with her clip for “We Found Love.”

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The video received mixed reactions stateside, but has been banned entirely from daytime television in France. The Supreme Audiovisual Council of France has ruled the clip to be too explicit for the hours before 10 pm, citing “pronounced suggestive” scenes and the depiction of “self-destructive behavior.”

Directed by Melina Matsoukas, the “We Found Love” music video references a destructive relationship with passionate highs and devastating lows. The duo portrayed on screen, including a Chris Brown lookalike, engage in substance abuse, shoplifting, verbal arguments and even physical altercations.

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Earlier this year, Rihanna’s clip for “S&M” – also directed by Matsoukas – was banned in several countries for being too sexually explicit. The singer has also taken heat for her “Man Down” video, which depicts a woman hunting down and killing a man who raped her.

Meanwhile, her Calvin Harris-assisted track hangs on to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the fourth week in a row. Rihanna's latest studio album, Talk That Talk, was released via Island Def Jam on Nov. 21.


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