11 Popular Music Videos That Were Banned for Being Too Naughty

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Miley Cyrus Swinging on Wrecking Ball

RCA Records

Celebrities are nothing, if not walking and talking controversies. You might feel inclined to feel badly for them, but, like, so much of the time, it’s controversy that they have welcomed with open arms (if not actively created). Case in point: the sheer number of musicians who set out to make the most raunchy, pearl-clutchingly risqué music videos that stand no chance against the various types of censors in place.

We’re sure that you’ve managed somehow to see these music videos, despite their being banned. In fact, their public condemnation is probably a big reason these 11 videos turned out to be so famous: