Cyrus And Spears
Too Racy For France

Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears are too racy for daytime French TV, according to the country’s broadcast watchdog.

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"KIIS FM Jingle Ball," Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

The Superior Council of Audiovisual (CSA) released a statement Jan. 9 saying TV channels should show Cyrus’ video for “Wrecking Ball” and Spears’ video for “Work Bitch” only after 10 p.m.

The CSA said some channels were showing them in the daytime and without any parental guidance warnings.

Cyrus writhing naked around a wrecking ball is too sexually explicit, it said.

And Spears, with her bondage gear, shows “a sadomachistic universe representing women in a way that risks shocking many viewers.”

In November in the UK, former Eurythmics vocalist Annie Lennox told BBC Radio 5 that the sexy imagery of modern pop videos is “dark” and “pornographic.”

She called for them to rated in the same way as films.

“I’m all for freedom of expression,” she said, “but this is clearly one step beyond, and it’s clearly into the realm of porn.

“How do you stop your kids being exposed to it? It’s so powerful. You don’t want to see your seven-year-old girls twerking all over the place,” Lennox added. “Twerking” usually involves women sticking their rear ends out and thrusting suggestively in a near-squatting position.