Watch the M.I.A. Video That Was Banned From YouTube

Site pulls singer’s graphic “Born Free” day after debut

A controversial music video for a new song by Grammy-winning singer and rapper M.I.A. has been yanked from YouTube, a day after it debuted online.

The video, directed by Romain Gavras, features nudity, violence and “a plot where ginger adolescents are rounded up into an armour-protected van, driven to the country and either shot or made to run through a minefield,” as rather perfectly describes it.

The video – “Born Free” — was uploaded on Monday, and gone by Tuesday.

According to a spokesperson for YouTube, site "rules prohibit content like pornography or gratuitous violence. If the content breaks our terms then we remove it and if a user repeatedly breaks the rules we disable their account."

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