Gnarls Barkley Video Denied Over MTV’s Seizure Concerns

Last night we heard from our old friend Alissa, who you might remember from once upon a time hanging around these parts. She dropped us a line to let us know about some trouble a few of her acquaintances, namely the directing team Happy (aka Richard Farmer and Guy Shelmerdine) and the editorial/fx company, Therapy, have run into with MTV in trying to get their new music video for Gnarls Barkley in rotation. Turns out, it’s not due to the usual no-no’s of nudity, drugs, violence, or the worst of the worst: violent, drug-addicted nudists. Instead, they ran up against “the Harding Test — guidelines established to prevent TV images from triggering epileptic seizures.” Yahoo Music has the whole story here and you’ll likely understand everything after getting to the halfway point of the video itself (assuming you aren’t lying on the floor in a fit of convulsions):