A petition was submitted to MTV (and likely other music channels) by feminine activists Sharon Haywood and Melinda Tankard to not show Kanye and co's "Monster" video. And it looks like the networks are choosing their battles--and Kanye's vid is not gonna win it.
Reportedly, MTV has agreed not to air the video. Here's the activists' stance:
“The mainstreaming of videos like this increases desensitized and callous attitudes toward violence against women,” said Reist, one of the campaign originators.
“Young people are seeing images and absorbing harmful messages which glamorize misogyny and brutalize women. Women are reduced to sex-doll like playthings. So great is the level of desensitization that the barbaric treatment of women and girls is seen as normal and to be expected. We decided to run this campaign because we wanted to challenge the status quo.”Months ago, the "unofficial" vid leaked on the net:
And we have yet to see a finalized version on tv.