Wednesday Question: Most Controversial Music Video?

What music video would give your Nan a heart attack? Post your nominations here for a chance to appear in our top 10 list this Friday.

Wednesday Question: Most Controversial Music Video?
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Music has caused plenty of controversy in its time, but not just for offensive lyrics and racy stage antics. No, the music video has been the source of as much distaste and shock as any other musical medium - and today we want to identify the main offenders. This week's Wednesday question is:

What is the most controversial music video of all time?

This could go in any direction, and we're interested to see what voters go for. You might nominate some outrageously sick metal videos, or you might be more culturally savvy and find the next hidden Rebecca Black "Friday" wannabe on YouTube. If you're really smart, you might be able to dig out videos that were genuinely political and caused ripples out in the real world because they were so powerful. One request - if you're going to post something really unpleasant, please add a "NSFW" (Not Suitable for Work) label so people don't accidentally view a nomination that might get them fired! Whatever you nominate, just post one song per comment and upvote others that you agree with. We'll be posting the results in an outrageous top 10 on Friday, where your nomination might appear. Good luck!

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    Braykah
    Not sure if too controversial... but sure enough, it caused ripples out in the real world.
    Tonganation
    "Sleep Now in the Fire" by Rage Against the Machine. They filmed it on the steps of the New York Stock Exchange, forced the NYSE to close for the day because of it, and almost got arrested. Edgy.
    Dirtee
    Completely agree, here is the video with parts of the Stock Exchange, they were forced to stop towards the end.
    Cavalcade
    Ladies and gentlemen, clear the way for Cattle Decapitation's "Forced Gender Resassignment". http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/319580... Very, VERY, VERY NSFW.
    kcmoon5150
    So very tempted to click the link... but I fear I'd be scarred for life after watching that.
    Cavalcade
    Honestly, I was more shocked by the Cephalic Carnage video from earlier when it came out, but judging from how all the comments on that video were about this one for a while, I think I'm in the minority.
    SocksAndTrees
    I watched it once, because I wanted to know what all the hype was about. Keyword: ONCE. Never Again.
    Machineflame
    The warning clearly states: "It is to be viewed as entertainment only." Sorry, but for some reason this statement doesn't make a lot of sense to me after watching the video...
    MR.ParKs
    I was waiting for someone to post this. Just as a hint for those who haven't seen it; pretty much all of these videos are on youtube, Forced Gender Reassignment cannot be uploaded due to it's content. That definitely counts for something.
    Cavalcade
    After YouTube blocked it, they tried uploading it to Vimeo, and then it was pulled from Vimeo. Nothing gets pulled from Vimeo. Bloody Disgusting was the only site that was willing to host it. I'd say that makes it controversial.
    iommi600
    This video really isn't THAT bad, especially if you're used to watching gore/terror films. But still, it's really bloody and controversial.
    Onionadventure
    The video actually matches the song, both are horrible. That's some sort of accomplishment I guess.
    N-D
    Hmm, maybe obvious, but in the '90s it was maybe one of the most controversial videos (especially uncut version, which was banned from all TV channels): The Prodigy - "Smack My Bitch Up"
    nanu991
    Defo Smack my beitch up! Was about too post the same thing but don't need too. The ending is GENIUS.
    schooligan
    It reminds me of Relax by Frankie goes to hollywood. It was not filmed the same way, but had many fetishes and weird stuff
    Garland41
    The original Pearl Jam music video of Jeremy. This video shows the part that was cut out.
    a20drs
    Maybe isn't the most controvertial by it's contect, but was controvertial by the time it came out, just after columbine sorry for my bad writting
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    this came out in like 92 columbine happened in 99, it's just controversial because the unedited version shows the kid stick the gun in his mouth.
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    Madonna - Like A Prayer She did loose her Pepsi contract, and here in the south people still hate her over it.
    connor494
    i think people all around the world hate her, but not because of this video