Justin Timberlake’s ‘Tunnel Vision’ Video Returns To YouTube

YouTube will accept nudity in music videos « when it is presented in an educational, documentary or artistic context. »

Justin Timberlake’s sexy « Tunnel Vision » video is back on YouTube.

Following a short ban, YouTube has reinstated the 32-year-old singer’s extra-NSFW music video featuring writhing, model-esque naked women, a la Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s controversial (yet highly popular) « Blurred Lines » clip.

The « Tunnel Vision » footage, which seems to be part homage to « Blurred Lines » and part attempt to out-do Thicke and Co., surfaced July 3, only to be yanked down from YouTube shortly after due to a violation of the Google-owned site’s policy on explicit content. The video was then brought back, tagged with a warning and now has amassed more than 1.2 million views. (The unrated « Blurred Lines, » which is being criticized for its « rapey » lyrics and video, has attracted some 77 million clicks since hitting YouTube in March.)

« While our guidelines generally prohibit nudity, we make exceptions when it is presented in an educational, documentary or artistic context, and take care to add appropriate warnings and age restrictions, » a YouTube representative said in a statement, via E! Online.

Earlier this year, Timberlake released « The 20/20 Experience, » his first album in seven years. He is embarking on a summer tour with Jay-Z that kicks off July 17 in Toronto.