Lady GaGa’s Love Game video clip has been axed from Video Hits because of its “frequent verbal and visual sexual references”.
The song repeats the phrase “I wanna take a ride on your disco stick”. TEN’s in-house censors have given Love Game an M rating. But clips must be either G or PG for Video Hits.
The show’s producer, Ben Fletcher, said there was almost no way the clip could be edited without “destroying its original intent”.
It is airing on ABC’s Rage and cable music channels V and MTV which screen under different codes of practice.
Despite the outcome, TEN makes sense by not resorting to a highly edited clip.
You can see the original clip here.