In recent years, society has become increasingly outspoken about the past transgressions of people and brands. Naturally, a large part of that involves reevaluating and rebuking taboo imagery in entertainment.
Among the primary culprits of such objectionable material are rock and metal music videos. Simply put, they’ve often depicted various acts of debauchery (whether sexual, violent, blasphemous and/or other) that likely couldn’t be endorsed in our modern cultural climate. Yes we’re looking at you, Crue and a number of others as well. After all, rockers are rebels who – for better or worse – tend to disregard the rules anyway, so they’re going to do what they’re going to do no matter how society reacts.
Consider the following 10 examples, which – if premiered now – would surely get their creators canceled because of their disagreeable content (even if said provocativeness is essential to their pointed social commentary).