This Article is From Nov 21, 2011

Rihanna's video banned in France

Rihanna's video banned in France

Highlights

  • R&B star Rihanna's We Found Love video has been banned in France as it has been deemed too raunchy for daytime viewers in the country.
  • Officials at the Supreme Audiovisual Council of France have banned the gritty promo from airing on TV before the watershed at 10pm due to its explicit content, reported Contactmusic.
  • Authorities criticised Rihanna's "self-destructive" behaviour in the video, which features the singer smoking cigarettes, shoplifting and being spanked.
  • She is also cited for appearing in saucy scenes of "pronounced suggestive" content with British boxer/model Dudley O'Shaughnessy.
  • It is not the first time Rihanna's videos have caused controversy - the clip for her provocative single S&M was banned in more than 10 countries.
London: R&B star Rihanna's We Found Love video has been banned in France as it has been deemed too raunchy for daytime viewers in the country.

Officials at the Supreme Audiovisual Council of France have banned the gritty promo from airing on TV before the watershed at 10pm due to its explicit content, reported Contactmusic.

Authorities criticised Rihanna's "self-destructive" behaviour in the video, which features the singer smoking cigarettes, shoplifting and being spanked.

She is also cited for appearing in saucy scenes of "pronounced suggestive" content with British boxer/model Dudley O'Shaughnessy.

It is not the first time Rihanna's videos have caused controversy - the clip for her provocative single S&M was banned in more than 10 countries.