Short Takes: Sanitized Video Upsets Kinison

From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Originally printed in The Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, May 30, 1990

NEW YORK — Foul-mouthed comedian Sam Kinison is demanding that MTV stop showing the sanitized version of his “Under My Thumb” video. The music network originally had rejected Kinison’s first version, which featured seductively clad women.

The revised video, sans women, is just too purebred for Kinison. ” . . . I definitely feel there’s a double standard going on. I can turn on MTV and see Cher or Madonna (in seductive situations) and you have me revise my video?” Kinison said in a statement released by his publicity firm.


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