By Simon Vozick-Levinson
November 29, 2010 at 04:55 PM EST

Thirty Seconds to Mars‘ provocative music video for “Hurricane” has been “BANNED FROM TELEVISION,” according to a new blog entry by frontman Jared Leto. The actor-singer posted a letter that he claims to have received from an unnamed network regarding the clip’s content.

The letter includes notes on nearly 40 violent and/or sexual images: “fight between gimp man and bystander,” “man grabs and squeezes lady’s breasts,” “couple in bondage gear and handcuffs,” and so on. Most of these are cited as reasons why “Hurricane” would be restricted to airing after 7 P.M., 9 P.M., or 10 P.M. One scene, whose description begins “woman’s finger running over other woman’s bottom in g-string,” is cited as “COMPLETELY RESTRICTED.” The band would have to remove this shot entirely for “Hurricane” to air even after 10 P.M.

Thirty Seconds to Mars has been posting teaser clips for the “Hurricane” video for a while now. Check out one of those creepy previews after the jump, then read the letter at Leto’s blog, and let us know what you think about this controversy.

UPDATE: Jared Leto talks “banned” Thirty Seconds to Mars video, Kanye West, and more

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