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Steamy 'Days of Our Lives' Gay Kiss Flagged as Possibly 'Inappropriate' by YouTube: VIDEO

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Here's a really hot preview for the upcoming storyline between Will and Sonny on Days of Our Lives which features some steamy kissing and the removal of a shirt, but it's been age-restricted by YouTube.

YouTube commenters are fuming, and rightly so: "If it was a guy and a girl it would never have gotten flagged. There is nothing inappropriate about it."

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  1. I may have to start watching :)

    Posted by: Gary | Oct 26, 2012 10:27:25 AM


  2. @Gary, I was going to say the same thing. Maybe it's time to start watching soap operas again. LOL.

    Posted by: LHN | Oct 26, 2012 10:40:29 AM


  3. Inappropriate ?
    "Disordered"
    Abomination.
    Unnatural.
    Vile .
    Disgusting.
    Queer.

    The bigots have called us everything......even the Pope calls us something less than human.....and as an ex Nazi he'd know how to call people names.

    But I have never been ashamed of falling in love with another man, and never felt that my love, either physical or spiritual, was ever less than "appropriate" or of less integrity than any straights' love.

    These boys look good and very "appropriate" to me.......and should look the same way to You Tube.

    BTW , since when did "appropriate" become such a bashing word to be used to put someone down ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 26, 2012 10:47:24 AM


  4. Youtube seems to target any video deemed gay as = inpropriate and potentially offensive to the sensibilities of homophobes. If this were a kiss between a male and female soap opera characters it would never have been age restricted. The message YouTube is sending is clear: Being gay is STILL offensive and inappropriate in 2012.

    Posted by: Matt | Oct 26, 2012 11:02:29 AM


  5. That clip is so hot. I love that they didn't have to say a word to each other, they knew what the other was thinking.

    Posted by: DL | Oct 26, 2012 12:00:02 PM


  6. It is most likely the fact that they are disrobing suggestively moreso than them kissing that has raised any flags. But I have had g-rated videos pulled from youtube and my account flagged for absolutely no valid reason. Eff them and google as I see it.

    Posted by: Randall | Oct 26, 2012 12:05:35 PM


  7. Well made, but inappropriate to whom?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Oct 26, 2012 12:09:43 PM


  8. Randall,

    doing a simple search on Days of our Lives and kissing on youtube will show you this is not the case. I just flagged all of the heterosexual scenes I found on my first page of results as inappropriate and in need of review.

    Posted by: mkandefer | Oct 26, 2012 12:11:32 PM


  9. I wrote to the You Tube public relations department asking for clarification on their Community Guidelines parameters and position. Others might want to do the same at the following email address:

    press@youtube.com


    We should hold their feet to the fire regarding this obvious case of discrimination.

    Posted by: Tom-NY | Oct 26, 2012 12:13:57 PM


  10. So HOW does one DIRECTLY complain to YouTube's managers? I've been searching the site for 15 minutes, and every possible relative hyperlink just takes me to another of their pages describing their policies but not explaining how to REACH A HUMAN BEING.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Oct 26, 2012 12:16:46 PM


  11. I don't know about this specific case, but I don't think YouTube flags videos as "inappropriate" on their own. YouTube viewers flag the video and after a certain number of them it either happens automatically or THEN YouTube flags it.

    So in other words a brigade of homophobic prudes reported the video as inappropriate. I wouldn't be surprised if NOM, OMM, or one of the Right Wing message boards told their members to flag it.

    Posted by: Caliban | Oct 26, 2012 12:25:49 PM


  12. All flagged videos are reviewed by people. They make the final choice. Some videos are pulled because they violate G's terms of service (like "how to make a bomb" videos).

    Videos need to be flagged a certain number of times to get a review.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 26, 2012 12:42:39 PM


  13. its a dammed intimate kiss...whats so wrong with that?

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Oct 26, 2012 12:47:47 PM


  14. What kind of parent are you if your kids watching Soap Operas, lol. Obviously with all the killing and sleeping around that is constant on daytime tv, you wouldn't let your kids watch anyway and if u do, why are you complaining now.

    Posted by: justandra | Oct 26, 2012 12:49:16 PM


  15. @JACKFKNTWIST You're my new hero.

    Posted by: MikeInQueens | Oct 26, 2012 12:58:46 PM


  16. Ugh. Boxers.

    Posted by: Sanderson | Oct 26, 2012 1:08:19 PM


  17. Glad everyone brought this up. The video is no longer age restricted. You can read more in YouTube's Help Center about how videos get age restricted and how users can appeal the restriction.
    Here's the link: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=92486

    Posted by: Scott | Oct 26, 2012 1:13:00 PM


  18. and yet no warnings on most videos with violence, even extreme violence, the glorification of gun imagery, or heterosexual content.

    EEK! Gays having an astonishingly chaset kiss! I am SCANDALIZED!! Because this is 1956?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 26, 2012 1:17:23 PM


  19. Sounds like they're using the score from "Brokeback Mountain"! ;-P

    Posted by: Mikey C. | Oct 26, 2012 1:40:47 PM


  20. The video isn't age restricted anymore. This is what happens and has happened in the past when legions of homophobes flag videos with gay content. The video ends up in review and then eventually is allowed without restriction. Homophobia is at play here but with the bigots who flagged this sexy clip.

    Posted by: Francis | Oct 26, 2012 2:00:15 PM


  21. YouTube reversed their decision, the video is now available without needlessly impugning an aspect of the humanity of gay people.

    Posted by: StarGem | Oct 26, 2012 2:02:21 PM


  22. Considering the amount of complaints, YouTube had to relent. The question is, why was it deemed inappropriate in the first place?

    Posted by: Sylvatica | Oct 26, 2012 2:02:21 PM


  23. Babylon, Sodom & Gomorrah, Greece, Rome, US?

    Posted by: Gary | Oct 26, 2012 2:05:36 PM


  24. Don't believe KISH ever got that rating and it was by far the Best Gay Love scene ever. This looks tame by comparison.

    Posted by: MK | Oct 26, 2012 2:18:19 PM


  25. Gary, you forgot Canada. Which is still gloriously standing ;-)

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 26, 2012 2:29:13 PM


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