David Bowie's New Music Video 'The Next Day' Temporarily Removed From YouTube
David Bowie's music video for single "The Next Day" was pulled from YouTube hours after its release, only to be allowed back on the site after YouTube said it "made the wrong call."
The video, which features Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman, features Bowie in Jesus-like garb as he sings in a band at an S&M club. Nuns, hookers, preachers, and cardinals fill the room and take part in various sins while Bowie sings.
Oldman plays a preacher that asks a barely-clothed Cotillard to dance. During the song, Cotillard gets stigmata and begins to spray everyone with blood, including a woman wearing a see-through top and nipple shields. Others kiss the hand of the cardinal in exchange for money.
At the end of the song, Bowie takes a Christ-like pose and then breaks the fourth wall by thanking Marion and Gary before completely disappearing.
The video was pulled from YouTube hours after it was released on the site, reports Billboard, for violating unreferenced Terms of Service.
Hours later, YouTube allowed the video back on the site, where it has an "Explicit" label. "With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call. When it's brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it," YouTube told Billboard.
Watch the video below, if you dare, and let us know what you think.