Around the same time that Ustream pulled the plug on Amber Hawk Swanson’s live performance of disemboweling her fuck doll clone, California-based web artist Petra Cortright had her much more demure video art piece yanked off YouTube for “tits.” Not tits, but “tits,” get it?

The classic, exhibited piece was essentially a live recorded performance that featured the apathetic heroine shuffling through cheap stock webcam effects to trance music, from dancing pizzas to electric snow to endless kitty. Title: VVEBCAM (you know, like VVORK?). Aha! As part of the work, the description of this video compendium of mindless yet compelling excess was stuffed with 733 keywords, like “tits, vagina, sex, nude, boobs” to “paris hilton, nfl” to “diego, jose, puto, taco bell, border patrol, mcdonalds, KFC, kentucky fried chicken, trans fat.”

Yes, really awfully offensive stuff. Hence, her video was flagged and censored. This just goes to show… Yeah, YouTube is a zeitgeisty and formidable platform for video art and its inherent old-internet jankyness is part of the charm that the arty, sophisticated Vimeo has none of, but… sometimes roaming, conceptually-daft robots go all wild flagging and yanking.

Oh, also the racist commenters. Fuck those.