Justin Timberlake's 'Tunnel Vision' Music Video Ban Lifted By YouTube

7 July 2013, 10:39

The 'Mirrors' singer's new video is back on YouTube despite causing controversy with its nude content.

Justin Timberlake's music video for 'Tunnel Vision' has returned to YouTube after a temporary ban owing to its explicit content.

The 'Suit & Tie' singer unveiled the video for his latest single earlier this week (3rd July) but the promo for 'Tunnel Vision' was temporarily taken down from video sharing website YouTube because of the extensive female nudity it features.

However, the video is now back in YouTube along with an explicit content warning, with a representative explaining that the company makes an exception where nudity is presented in an "artistic context".

"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," a representative for Google confirmed to Billboard this weekend.

Several news outlets have commented on the similarity between Justin's video for 'Tunnel Vision' and the music video for Robin Thicke's number one hit 'Blurred Lines', the unrated version of which is still banned on YouTube.

Check out a still of Justin Timberlake in the 'Tunnel Vision' video below:

'Tunnel Vision' follows both 'Mirrors' and 'Suit & Tie' as the latest single from Justin's 2013 album 'The 20/20 Experience'.

The US star has already confirmed plans to release a second volume to the album on 30th September, and was spotted back in a Los Angeles recording studio earlier this week.

Justin Timberlake's controversial music video for 'Tunnel Vision' currently has 2.2 million views.