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Nakhane is furious after YouTube put age restriction on video showing same-sex relationship

The South African singer took to Twitter to express his dismay at the streaming site

2018-04-27

Nakhane finds heteronormativity “exhausting” after YouTube put an age restriction on one of his music videos which shows two men in a passionate relationship.

The South African singer’s 2017 track Clairvoyant doesn’t show any sexually explicit content but instead shows two men in a passionate relationship but the streaming site has put an age restriction dubbing it “inappropriate for some users”.

But now, Nakhane has admitted he is “so tired of complaining” and said queer people “cannot just exist without being constantly monitored”.

He told Attitude: “I just find it exhausting that everything that doesn’t abide to heteronormativity is deemed as deviant.

“What is it in that music video that is so explicit that it warrants an age restriction?

“What is it that we haven’t seen in countless other videos? I’m so tired of complaining! Queer people cannot just exist without being constantly monitored.

“And above that being reminded that they do not belong.”

YouTube have yet to respond as to why the age restriction was put in place, but the openly gay singer took to Twitter to express his dismay.

He wrote: “I am livid that @YouTube has given my video for ‘Clairvoyant’ an age restriction.

“I’m interested in what the criteria is for this when there are videos with heterosexuals being explicit with no restriction.

“1 step forward 3 steps back in this world if you’re not straight, huh? [sic]”