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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 02/ 2/2011

Rihanna's 'S&M' video: Too hot for your computer?

By Liz Kelly

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Rihanna is courting controversy with the kinky video for her new single "S&M." According to the U.K.'s Mirror, the video is already banned in 11 countries and MTV is working on a toned down recut.

We've got Ri-Ri writhing around in a range of skin-tight latex outfits, looking sexy, as expected. What's not sexy is the images of reporters wearing ball gags and a leashed Perez Hilton pretending to whiz on a fire hydrant (we're still washing out our eyes). Video imagery aside, the lyrics tend toward the raunchy, too: "Whips and chains excite me," " Sex in the air, I love the smell of it."

Ummm, eww. This is definitely not a choice for the junior cotillion playlist.

Watch the utterly NSFW video.

What do you think? Controversy fodder or much ado about nothing?

By Liz Kelly  | February 2, 2011; 11:50 AM ET
Categories:  Celebrities  | Tags:  Rihanna  
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Comments

No. Not hot.

Posted by: kabuki3 | February 2, 2011 11:59 AM | Report abuse

"What's not sexy is the images of reporters wearing ball gags..."

That must be why Weingarten's opening bit in his car review went so poorly.

Posted by: byoolin1 | February 2, 2011 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Hot video!! we all know she is hot

Posted by: rhodeszena | February 2, 2011 12:26 PM | Report abuse

"What's not sexy is the images of reporters wearing ball gags and a leashed Perez Hilton pretending to whiz on a fire hydrant...Ummm, eww. This is definitely not a choice for the junior cotillion playlist."

I beg to differ. There is in fact a very large population of individuals who find just this very thing extremely sexy. I for one am very happy to see aspects of the fetish lifestyle out in the mainstream media. Perhaps over time people will stop regarding fetishists as "freaks" or "disturbed" and realize that in reality, we all have our little quirks and kinks-- it's just a matter of how honest we can be with ourselves and the world. Kudos to Rihanna for sharing this side of herself. I fully support her.

Posted by: laurelei | February 2, 2011 2:37 PM | Report abuse

laurelei, TMI, dude.

There is just something very, very icky about that Rihanna. She makes Miley Cyrus seem like a Mouseketeer. Oh, wait . . .

-Snarky Squirrel

Posted by: 7900rmc | February 2, 2011 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Her video is rauncy, she is extra sexed up...the girl is just living her life the way she wants to. She asked to be a singer, not an effen role model. Parents should choose what their children watch, not force other people to raise their kids

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Posted by: natoyaebony | February 2, 2011 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Her video is rauncy, she is extra sexed up...the girl is just living her life the way she wants to. She asked to be a singer, not an effen role model. Parents should choose what their children watch, not force other people to raise their kids

natoyaebony.blogspot<--google it

Posted by: natoyaebony | February 2, 2011 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Shades of the past. Somethings never change. She has just escalated her self imposed thrashing of years gone by. Trash is trash whether it has flame hooker red hair or anyother color when doned by this proud of it fluzzie.

Can you imagine any young man's mother approving of such filth as a potential wife and mother of her grandchildren. Kinda like the Kim Kardasian syndrome.

Posted by: MissClarty | February 2, 2011 8:47 PM | Report abuse

This song should be banned. It sets teen and tween girls up for sexual abuse and sets guys up to be abusers. Not cool Rihanna. You've crossed the line and you have just set the stage for a whole a lot of young girls to become rape statistics. That makes you responsible, because you've just encouraged and sensationalized it. Picture girl after girl being treated at a hospital, bloodied, bruised, broken--all because of your song. That's a lot of blood on your hands. Hope you can live with that.

Posted by: inspiredlife2 | February 4, 2011 2:07 PM | Report abuse

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