I stumbled across the uncensored version of the Scissor Sisters' "Filthy/Gorgeous" video this weekend (via Modern Fabulosity--and I can't remember how I found his site either.) Wow. One can see how it was banned by MTV--heck, they even banned the toned down version. A part of me was like "Sheesh, what a double standard because some of these rap videos have things that could be considered equally offensive, but no one gets all worked up over them."
But then I waxed all nostalgic and remembered what a fuss Madonna created 15 years ago with a little B&W (and slightly S&M) video called "Justify My Love." How tame it appears today.