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Andrew Christian “Pool Party” Underwear Ad Deemed Too Gay-Sexy For YouTube

Dear YouTube,

Your removal of our video “Pink Paradise” and two-week block of the Andrew Christian YouTube account has left us feeling unsettled.

There are thousands of videos that target the heterosexual audience currently on YouTube that show blatant female nudity and sexual scenarios with millions of views. (The video links below are examples of the double standard.)

Our video was meant to be a fun way to feature our new line of underwear. We’re disappointed and confused about its removal for inappropriate content when there are hundreds of thousands of videos featuring overtly sexual female imagery. We are a company that only produces menswear, and it feels unfair that our ads are held to different standards for featuring the male body.

There is no doubt in our mind that there would be no issue if the exact same video was posted with female models instead of male. Are you being homophobic or is it something else?

All we request is for our account to be unblocked, and the “Pink Paradise” video to be restored with its original view count so we may continue to regard YouTube as a fair and balanced outlet for reaching our audience.

NEXT: Andrew Christian’s list of “Heterosexual targeted videos that violate YouTube community guidelines”:

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Feb 9, 2012
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  • 31 Comments
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      All he did was get a bunch of other videos removed. Good job, guy.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      I think Andrew Christian has a point. There are tons of videos showing females acting provocatively on YouTube, with their sexual organs (including breasts, which are such organs) on display as far as cleavage is concerned. Yet YouTube allows them without qualms.

      There’s definitely a homophobic element to YouTube which needs to be investigated. It’s as if YouTube is afraid of male sensuality which has the power to titillate both men and women.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted
      Ted

      This is really, really stupid. I can’t fucking stand how little men are allowed to be objectified in this society. It’s a crying shame.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • makeme
      makeme

      Well, I guess regardless someone is still clearly getting a huge amount of PR on their new video, so they shouldn’t complain too much.
      I just became a fan of Andrew Christian after the Car Wash video and I have to say, their videos are creative and HOT and their underwear feel amazing on!

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dickie
      dickie

      @Ted..you are upset b/c you have a small penis? I don’t think people really want to see a flat front in an underwear ad.
      But, god damn they are seriously hung HUGE
      YUMMMMM

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      @jason: @Ted: Youtube removes all videos that break their policy. Stop coming up with a bunch of bs to whine about.

      You don’t watch videos featuring half naked women in the first place so stop acting like you have any proof.

      The videos linked above have mostly been removed already as well because they broke the policy. So all he did was get other people hit the same way.

      Youtube is not biased or run by teens. Whining when you know you’re breaking their policy is immature.

      You can see penis all through that video, not that I’m complaining, but save it for Vimeo.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason
      Jason

      I LOVE THESE VIDEOS! I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT ONE. MY FRIENDS AND I ARE GOING TO HAVE A PARTY AND GET DO A SHOT EVERY TIME THEY SHOW A CLOSE UP OF A COCK!

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      Youtube almost certainly removes videos only if there is a complaint. The problem is that American puritans like to complain, and anything that seems gay-related will set them off.

      If you take the number of videos on youtube (do a google search for “site:youtube.com” and you will get 1,520,000,000 results (approximately). You’d need an army to search through all that to check each one. There’s no way youtube can do that.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GayManPalmSprings
      GayManPalmSprings

      I thought Andrew Christian was pretty much a dying brand, but they sure have made a come back. I guess retail is not dead after all!

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Slade
      Slade

      @B:
      You are exactly right! Homophobic people flag gay videos and then they get taken down.
      Gay people don’t sit around flagging naked women b/c we don’t give a shit!

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SamuelB.
      SamuelB.

      The viewers of YouTube are the homophobic people so there allegations might be a little misplaced. Regardless there is definitely a double standard for male nudity compared to female nudity.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      The penis is covered by cloth. You do not see a naked penis.

      If you think a penis covered by cloth should be censored, you need your head read.

      I am sick of seeing women’s breasts (which are sexual/reproductive organs) being permitted whereas anything that indicates male sensuality is censored.

      YouTube can fuck off with its double standards. Boycott YouTube.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Keep in mind that YouTube completely removed LMFAO’s Sexy And I Know It video some weeks back. It’s been restored but with a sign-in required.

      The video for this song doesn’t show anything that you wouldn’t see at the beach. However, because it contains men in Speedos (shock, horror), it was censored.

      YouTube seems to have a policy against male sensuality that appeals to both men and women.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pizzatime
      pizzatime

      These ads are too sexy for words to even describe. Are all people in California hung like that or what?
      I need to move!

      Feb 9, 2012 at 9:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavidTribbey
      DavidTribbey

      Andrew Christian seems to be onto something, but i think they need to tame down the gayness, just a little bit. Then they could really change the whole concept of advertising. Meaning that finally men can be shown in very sexual ways the way that women have always been. Gay men and straight women will rejoice!

      Feb 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 14 · pizzatime wrote, “These ads are too sexy for words to even describe. Are all people in California hung like that or what? I need to move!”

      Yes. we’re all that sexy and that hung. After all, you read it on the Internet and saw it in an ad video, so what more “proof” do you need?

      Now for the serous answer:

      http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/DDT_STRS2/NationalDiabetesPrevalenceEstimates.aspx?mode=OBS has a county-by-county map of the U.S. showing obesity levels. Some of the lowest are near the coast around San Francisco and (I think) LA – one county in Southern California. Unfortunately, when I tried to look at a state-level map, I got an error message – some sort of problem with the web site.

      http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/california/san-mateo/11 has a table showing the breakdown by California county. Marin County and San Francisco County has the lowest obesity rate in the whole state, just slightly better than Santa Cruz County and San Mateo County (both immediately to the south). Santa Clara County was a bit higher (probably due to the southern end of the county – the part south of San Francisco Bay. The fattest counties were in California’s Bible Belt. Santa Cruz in particular is a popular spot for surfers to hang out.

      San Francisco has several things going for it (besides gays who want to look hot): hills and horrible parking, which means that people drive less and thus walk more. The combination means a fair bit of exercise just getting around during the day. LA has all the people who want to be in the movies (aspiring actors, especially untalented ones, want to look attractive).

      These aren’t trivial differences – the extremes differ by a factor of 2, with the “sinners” in “16% obesity rate” San Francisco avoiding the “sin” of gluttony far more than the righteous Christians in “32% obesity rate” Tulare County, more or less the capital of California’s Bible Belt.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel
      Daniel

      B- (above)
      did you forget to take your medication?

      Feb 10, 2012 at 1:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      Re No. 17 (Daniel): Are you a fundamentalist Christian who doesn’t like the facts? You know, like lots of exercise (and of course a good diet) helps keep one’s weight under control?

      Feb 10, 2012 at 1:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iDavid
      iDavid

      I heard that if Christians pray enough, they will bring their judgmental pie holes under control. Doesn’t work. I guess if they worked out more than their mouth muscles, they might lose a few pounds and get out of the obesity category.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 3:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • StevenW
      StevenW

      Hot video, but nasty underwear if you ask me. Yeah, I get the point, it makes your package look bigger. But it makes their dicks look completely out of their control – you could only ever wear that stuff on the pull just in case you get a stiffy. Bet you’d have to shuiffle around at 90 degree angle if you did.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 3:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iDavid
      iDavid

      Those undies were specifically crafted to highlight dick, and it worked. Chicks do it with bras and undies ad nauseum. The puritans need to go back to the Mayflower and get paddling. YouTube has double standards going on. And it’s homophobic.

      I really don’t like it, but like all other things gay hitting str8 world upside the head, “it’s only a matter of time.”

      Feb 10, 2012 at 3:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ioan
      ioan

      The guy that swallowed the hot god is a Randy Blue model, and he doesn’t need special underwear to make his penis look bigger.

      (NSFW)

      http://male-erotika.com/main/?p=13233

      Feb 10, 2012 at 4:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @ No. 17 Daniel

      Sorry to be offensive. I am just a little bit sensitive about my weight. I used to weigh 322 lbs, but I am now down to a svelte 278 lbs of pure manly bearish beauty. I tried once putting on one of those sexy throng swimsuits but the back part of it got stuck in my butt and I had to go to the hospital to have it surgically removed. Last time I do that — ouch!

      Anyway, I am not a fundamentalist Christian so I suppose all those stereotypes about fat-ass fundies are not always true. Still, even though I am an atheist, I am still praying to one day be thin enough to be able to look down and see my penis again. Wish me luck!

      Hugs,
      “B”

      Feb 10, 2012 at 4:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      @B:
      dat’s right, SELL it baby doll
      …SELLLLLL IT!!!
      i wants da first slice *that* pie mmm…mmm…hmmm!

      Feb 10, 2012 at 6:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Milo
      Milo

      Effeminate heterosexuals aren’t a myth like unicorns.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 10:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • doooit
      doooit

      I am guessing that StevenW has a small dick. Who wants to make a bet?

      Feb 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No 23 is obvious another forgery from the cyberstalker, probably the guy posting as Daniel above. Maybe “dvikid” as well. This guy likes to use multiple identities.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ben
      Ben

      I have seen way worse videos on YouTube. Daniel Tosh even pointed some out on his tv show. I don’t see anything wrong with the video and even watching it twice I missed the good crotch shots.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • boomboominmyroomroom
      boomboominmyroomroom

      Genius marketing!

      Feb 10, 2012 at 11:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Google Skeptic
      Google Skeptic

      Remember that “YouTube” is a service of Google, the largest sponsor of the anti-gay CPAC event in Washington DC.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CreoClay
      CreoClay

      Is there a cast list available? I’m shooting a cough*…similar video.

      Feb 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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