Open Letter To YouTube From Andrew Christian Inc.
This is something Andrew Christian mailed out today. If you are a subscriber to his email list, then you have already received this letter. It seems that YouTube removed his video for TOS violations.
Here is what Andrew Christian sent out:
Your removal of our video “Pink Paradise” and two week block of the Andrew Christian YouTube account has left us feeling unsettled.
There are thousands of videos that target the heterosexual audience currently on YouTube that show blatant female nudity and sexual scenarios with millions of views. (The video links below are examples of the double standard.)
Our video was meant to be a fun way to feature our new line of underwear. We’re disappointed and confused about its removal for inappropriate content when there are hundreds of thousands of videos featuring overtly sexual female imagery. We are a company that only produces menswear, and it feels unfair that our ads are held to different standards for featuring the male body.
There is no doubt in our mind that there would be no issue if the exact same video was posted with female models instead of male. Are you being homophobic or is it something else?
All we request is for our account to be unblocked, and the “Pink Paradise” video to be restored with its original view count so we may continue to regard YouTube as a fair and balanced outlet for reaching our audience.
I am curious as to what you guys think about this issue. I want to hear from both gay and straight guys. Did the video go too far? Did YouTube go too far? Let us know your opinion
Below the fold is a list of videos Andrew Christian posted to show the double standard.
- Fully exposed breasts / butt: http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=/watch%3Fv%3DKlqxMNdST1g%26ob%3Dav2e
- Lingering shots of tight underwear, exposed butts (and over 18 million views): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APtj3EvhfWA
- Visible nipples and butts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh0CHgov1lQ
- Full exposed breasts: http://youtu.be/PfgiQwnpYkE
- Camel toe video:http://youtu.be/Mtg5feqGkso
- Entire video is slow motion close-ups of bouncing breasts: http://youtu.be/hP8nnCqK4gE
- Girl rubbing her barely covered body, very near nudity: http://youtu.be/HveOjP3nQpI
- Women making out and putting their hands under each others’ underwear: http://youtu.be/P9DSK4Rtu0w
- Female pool party video with just as much exposed butt and small swimsuits: http://youtu.be/wvXqDkTH8sw
- Exposed butts, near-exposed breasts: http://youtu.be/gwxzz_KqAUY
- Vagina showing through underwear: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/?shva=1#inbox/1355e10f35eb8bfb
- Porn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9DSK4Rtu0w
- Straight man butt shots: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pMgK7Q5y94
- Male butt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TiOGeNsoqA&feature=related