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EUTube clip stirs controversy

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Jul 2007 19:57 User comments (6)

EUTube clip stirs controversy A video clip on the European Commission's YouTube channel, EUTube, has stirred controversy due to its perceived sexual nature. The clip, which has had over 1 million views, features semi-nudity in sex scenes from European movies and so has gotten considerable criticism from European Union lawmakers. "Cheap, tawdry and tacky," said Godfrey Bloom of Britain's U.K. Independence Party, who described the clip as "soft porn" and a waste of taxpayers' money.
The clip shows 18 couples (some homosexual) having sex in all sorts of settings. EU lawmaker Maciej Giertych of Poland, from the conservative League of Polish Families said that the Commission is using "immoral methods" of promotion. Commission spokesman Martin Selmayr, said that the clip, which is made up of scenes from movies including "Amelie" and "Bad Education", highlighted Europe's tradition of rich cinema.

Selmayr said that he has not received any complaints about the video.

Sources:
Yahoo (AP)
YouTube ("Film Lovers Will Love This!" clip by EUTube)

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6 user comments

13.7.2007 22:15

so where can i see it haha

24.7.2007 6:18

So big deal

35.7.2007 1:41

If they are stressing about this then Youtube should remove it and they people should put it on Xtube instead.

45.7.2007 8:10

Originally posted by borhan9:
If they are stressing about this then Youtube should remove it and they people should put it on Xtube instead.
theres no nudity in it,poland is just bitchy because they want to ban gays.

It seems the complainers can image sex to be lighthearted its always "Cheap, tawdry and tacky," grow up already sheesh...

55.7.2007 15:38

Ok. I just viewed the video and i find it actually funny. But do see a problem with it. It should at least be for audiences above the age of 18 years. I feel that Youtube at least needs to put that restriction on it :)

66.7.2007 17:54
mfstark
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I just watched it and it's really humorous. Religious fundamentalists should learn how to laugh.

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