'Wrecking Ball' and 'Work Bitch' videos cannot be shown until after 10pm
Music videos by Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears have been banned from daytime television in France.
The country’s broadcasting watchdog Conseil Superieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA) has ruled that channels can only show the videos to Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking ball’ and Spears’ ‘Work Bitch’ after a 10pm watershed, Sky News reports.
According to CSA the ‘Wrecking Ball’ promo, which shows Cyrus swinging naked on a demolition ball is too sexually explicit. The ‘Work Bitch’ film, which shows Spears in bondage dress portrays “a sadomachistic universe representing women in a way that risks shocking many viewers”.
The watchdog said that some French TV channels were showing the videos in the daytime without parental guidance warnings.
At the end of last year (2013), Cyrus put out another controversial video for her track ‘Adore You’. In the clip, Cyrus apparently pretends to masturbate, writhing around in white bedsheets, and films herself licking and biting herself – scroll down to watch it.