You have not even touched the surface of controversy.
NIN Closer, happyness in slavery, ha ha - I dare MTV to play the Original
"GAVE UP" video.
I dare MTV to play Skinny Puppys "Warlock" video.
I would have to say that the most controversy video MTV has played is Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" I am glad that MTV did. But still the most Controversial Video of all time is still Nine Inch Nails - Original "Gave Up" the snuff film version, but has MTV ever seen any Psychic TV videos?
Oh wait the real MTV controversy is that MTV still does not play music videos with out any Interuptions or in the compleat Entirety.
MTV Still Sucks... bring back "120 Minutes"
I saw the airing of the videos but I believe one extremely controversial video was forgotten in the line up. The video is cop killa by icet-t. Which created major controversy when it was released that even the president had something to say.
What's up MTV,
Just wanted to say thanks for the "controversial videos" all weekend. I didn't think that any were that controversial, espicially not in today's world. But they were when they first came out. I'm a little saddened that you could not give your devoted viewers a little culture by airing a video by one of the greatest yet overlooked bands of all time. Depeche Mode, with their video "In Your Room", what a classic. Just something to think about.
I understand why "This Note's for You" was included. I understand why "What it Feels Like for a Girl" was included. I can even understand why the uncut version of "Black or White" was included.
But where is the video for Green Day's "Geek Stink Breath?" I remember MTV showed a disclaimer before it aired--and I was unlucky enough to catch it the one time it aired. It was torturous.
Public Enemy's 'By the time I get to Arizona' portrayed the rap group traveling to Arizona on a mission with intent to assassinate the Governor of the state. You cannot persuade me to believe that Britney Spears, Sir Mix-A-Lot or Warrant take any controversial steps beyond that. Did ya'll vote on which video's would be safe to show us, just in case some bored house mom has a stick up her ass and MIGHT complain about your decision. There are so many videos that MTV wouldn't even allow in their library let alone on the air. Mr. Bungle's "Travolta" kicked any Marilyn Manson videos arse, but someone couldn't allow that trash to be seen.
Armageddon started in the early 80's but the empty V has kept us so distracted we didn't even notice. God Bless America!
i was a little dissapointed that on your entire list there was not one song by TOOL. they are an amazing band and have made some very artistic and extremely controversial vidoes in my opinion among others. you had 2 songs that were about rappers and their gf's with huge butts- now come on who needs that? why not show some real bands that acutally made videos with their mind. i was only impressed with your selections by the 2 songs smack my bitch up (amazing and i agree with it being number 1), closer by NIN. i was very unhappy that you had barely any rock bands on the program. why heart shaped box by nirvana, change by deftones, and not to mention the many, many songs such as aenima or schism again by TOOL. they have made their videos with their minds and not their dicks. each video is completely different than the one before it and EXTREMELY visionary. they make their videos to show their thoughts and make a statement and i was very upset that you failed to recognize their great accomplishments in the video world. thank you for you time. feel free to email me if you have any comments.