Madonna Video in YouTube Age Restriction Ban

Madonna's new video for "Girl Gone Wild" has been banned from open view by YouTube due to sexualized scenes, which include nudity and a close-up of a man's PVC-clad crotch.

YouTube has reportedly told Madonna's management that if they want the ban to be dropped they must edit out numerous shots in the video, including the showing of bare bottoms, as well as scenes of gyrating.

Madonna(Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar)Madonna performs during the halftime show with Nicki Minaj (L) and M.I.A. in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game in Indianapolis, Indiana, February 5, 2012.

According to the New York Post one source has said, "YouTube has decided the video is too raunchy and should only be viewed by those 18 or over, and actually, the video is hard to find on the site. YouTube has sent Madonna's team a list of shots that should be cut to make it appropriate for everyone."

Currently the video has been designated "inappropriate for some users" by YouTube, which means that users must verify that they are 18 or over, and log in to their accounts to watch it. However, it is also rumored that Madonna's people are already working on releasing an edited version, so that it can hit social media outlets such as YouTube, which is being relied heavily upon for marketing.

A YouTube representative has said, "While we don't comment on individual videos, we review all videos flagged by our users against our community guidelines. In some cases we age restrict flagged material that, while not in violation of those guidelines, contains images that may be unsuitable for younger users," according to the NY Post.