Our "Understanding Nudism" video was recently deleted from Youtube for violating their community guidelines. Now, this wasn't the video containing nudity that we've posted, this was the CENSORED video posted to Youtube on October 1st.
Within days it had been flagged and removed without actually breaking any of their guidelines. Is this the current view of nudity? That even pixelated breasts in a non-sexual context are inappropriate?
The guidelines for Youtube are posted below, you can decide for yourself if we violated them. The guideline that states they encourage free speech seems sadly irrelevant.
YouTube is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. If this describes your video, even if it's a video of yourself, don't post it on YouTube. Also, be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and we report child exploitation. Please read our Safety Center and stay safe on YouTube.
We encourage free speech and defend everyone's right to express unpopular points of view. But we don't permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity).
Most nudity is not allowed, particularly if it is in a sexual context. Generally if a video is intended to be sexually provocative, it is less likely to be acceptable for YouTube. There are exceptions for some educational, documentary, scientific, and artistic content, but only if that is the sole purpose of the video and it is not gratuitously graphic. For example, a documentary on breast cancer would be appropriate, but posting clips out of context from the documentary might not be.
What a weird skewed view, with all the violent and hateful videos on youtube, the hint of a natural breast is seen as obscene.