Apathy Jack writes:
Alright, I'm getting progressively more confused with censorship.
Being trapped on the couch for a fortnight, I've seen Pink's new video (the absolutely marvellous 'Stupid Girls') several dozen times on C4.
As I'm sure you know, there are a couple of arguably questionable lyrics in the song; firstly when Pink asks "will it fuck up my hair?"; then when she describes herself as a "pretty will-you-fuck-me girl, stupid I'm-so-lucky girl, pull-my-hair-I'll-suck-it girl".
None of these lines were edited out when the song first started being played - not even during pre-seven hours (both C4 and Juice often play unedited versions of videos after the kids have gone to bed).
However, after a week or so, they started blanking a word out.
That word was "suck".
There were still two fucks in there for all the kids to hear.
At first I thought that they may have edited it thusly because "suck" in this context is explicitly sexual, and sexual content is less acceptable than swearing (hell, even the Transformers movie had swearing in it, but you can't tell kids about storks donkey-punching birds and bees, or whatever the process is). For example; despite the fact that "fuck" denotes sex, "pull my hair I'll suck it" is more sexual than "fuck you".
However, "will-you-fuck-me" has a certain sexual overtone, if you care to look at it that way...
Anyhoo, I've just now seen the newly re-edited version, where they've edited "fuck" out of the song.
The first time its used.
Pink may be now asking "will it .... up my hair", but she's still the "pretty will-you-fuck-me girl".
I'm wondering if there's some method to this, or if they just haven't noticed...