It's a burning question from music aficionados: "Why doesn't MTV play music videos anymore?"
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Sketch comedy duo Brian Firenzi and Maria Carmen attempt to provide an answer in the above clip in which he plays a MTV executive and she acts as Natalie Jones, a concerned viewer in her mid-20s.
The faux exec rips into Natalie and her generation, blaming them for the downfall of music videos and pointing her to the obvious places -- like YouTube -- to find what she so dearly wants.
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One can't help but wonder if there's truth to the biting humor, so Mashable contacted MTV for a comment.
"F**k that," an MTV spokesperson said (for real). "Natalie always has a home at MTV."
"We Found Love" by Rihanna
Officials in France recently slapped a ban on Rihanna's controversial video, confining it to the late-night rotation. "We Found Love" joins a long list of music videos that have been banned in some form across the globe because of their touchy lyrics or depictions of drugs, sex and violence.
Flip through this gallery for examples.
Warning: Potentially not safe for viewing at work.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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