Justin Timberlake caused quite the kerfuffle last week when he released the official video for 20/20 Experience single "Tunnel Vision." The very explicit vid was taken down by YouTube just hours after its release due to its rule against nudity. And now it looks like JT has managed to bring sexy back once again as the video—and all its nakedness—is back up. You can watch it here.
The video (which is very NSFW!) consists of the singer and album producer, Timbaland, staring out as myriad naked women writhe around. The video has been compared to the similarly sexually explicit Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines" clip which was also met with controversy.
Justin released the video Wednesday via a tweet with a link to the clip on his website. He also added:
"Check out the new video for Tunnel Vision and be ready...it's explicit."
Apparently YouTube agreed. According to MSN, the video was taken down from YouTube not long after it was uploaded. After the ban, a message from YouTube read:
"This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy on nudity or sexual content."
But it didn't take the Google-owned site long to flip-flop on the ruling and "Tunnel Vision" is back up and unaltered—save for a content warning and a requirement to sign in for age verification.
A rep for YouTube told E! Online:
"While our guidelines generally prohibit nudity, we make exceptions when it is presented in an educational, documentary or artistic context, and take care to add appropriate warnings and age restrictions."
(Cue the discussions on what does or does not qualify as "art.")