He’s always been uber-passionate about his art, so when Jared Leto learned that his video for “Hurricane” was being censored, he flipped out.
The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman posted a letter from an unnamed television network who refused to show the video during daytime hours.
The letter stated, "Overall the bondage theme will warrant a POST 10 p.m. restriction as the film is in its current form. There is one shot that will have to be removed completely for a POST 10 p.m. restriction. 09:17 — WOMAN RUNS FINGER OVER OTHER WOMAN'S G-STRING-CLAD BOTTOM AND TOUCHES HER ANUS — This shot makes the video completely restricted. There are other bondage shots towards the end of the film that [C]ompliance were unclear about, they would have to view frame by frame on tape to gauge whether they would need to be cut too for POST 10PM. The violence in the film is not graphic and would warrant a POST 7 p.m. restriction. But the overall sexual content does push the restriction up."
Jared told press, "We always knew there would be some images that would have a tough time getting through. But we didn't expect this kind of pushback that we're getting now."