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Justin Timberlake’s NSFW ‘Tunnel Vision’ Video Got Pulled, Came Back

Watching the "Tunnel Vision" video can be off-putting because it tends to lead with a preview of Runner Runner, Justin Timberlake's upcoming movie with Ben Affleck. But it's also alarming because, like with that awful boobnose single art, "Tunnel Vision" very much commits to the smoky naked woman vibe. While the video possesses some sense that Robin Thicke's seemingly misogynistic "Blurred Lines" video lacked — JT and the completely naked women are at least mostly in separate shots — there's still a 100 percent buttoned-up Timberlake and a slew of inexplicably clothesless, writhing females. 

The video debuted on July 3 and was pulled for a few hours, cited as "a violation of YouTube's policy on nudity or sexual content." After the clip's return, a YouTube rep, reiterating the site's general nudity policy and not commenting specifically on JT, told E!, "While our guidelines generally prohibit nudity, we make exceptions when it is presented in an educational, documentary or artistic context, and take care to add appropriate warnings and age restrictions."