Turkey is really on a banning rampage these days. First it was the smokers. Now it's Justin Timberlake. Is there no end?
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey's state broadcasting watchdog has banned the music video for "Love Sex Magic," a duet between pop star Justin Timberlake and Ciara, due to its sexually explicit content."
Apparently the sight of Ciara licking Timberlake's ear was somehow offensive to the sensibilities of the country that immortalized the harem and the bathhouse.
What's that Pastor Niemöller?
First they came for the smokers, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a smoker. Then they came for Justin Timberlake, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t Justin Timberlake. Then they came for me, and by that time, there was no one left..."
Anyway, you (and 6 million others) can watch the "explicit video" on YouTube and ponder the state of free expression in Turkey, officially a candidate for EU membership.
[Edit: link to smokers story now fixed.]