New Gnarls Barkley video banned

It's deemed unfit for MTV

The video for the first single from Gnarls Barkley‘s new album has reportedly been banned from MTV.

It was deemed that the video for ‘Run’, which features a cameo appearance from Justin Timberlake, may trigger epileptic seizures with its strobe-like effects.

Although the video is not being played on MTV because it failed the Harding Test, which judges whether TV images may cause seizures, it can still be seen on various websites including YouTube.


“I don’t know exactly what’s going on, but we’re having issues,” Danger Mouse told Billboard. “I think (the video) is cool. It works for me. But I’m not necessarily that easily seasick.

“We can’t predict how people are going to interpret it,” he added.

In the video, Danger Mouse and singer Cee-Lo Green perform on a fictional television dance show, ‘City Vibin’, hosted by Timberlake. Guests on the show dance to the music in front of a backdrop that becomes increasingly chaotic as the song goes on.

Gnarls Barkley‘s new album ‘The Odd Couple’ is due out in the US on April 8, as previously reported.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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