YouTube is hosting its first YouTube Music Video Awards–because, you know, YouTube is just like television. According to Google’s Eric Schmidt, “YouTube Has Already Defeated Television,” and just to prove it YouTube is hosting its own music video awards to compete with the Grammys.
But YouTube is actually nothing like television–television has “standards and practices” that keep things on the rails. Not YouTube.
We’d like to show you some videos that YouTube would probably not have you know anything about.
Let’s start with the nominees for “Best Counterfeit Steroid Video”.
“BUY STEROIDS” is a hugely popular search on YouTube! And no flags!
And the nominees are:
1. Buy Genuine Steroids! Featuring “Deep Enough” by The Corrs
2. Buy Steriods Canada, Featuring Sunnyside by Leftover Cuties
3. Steroids Testosterone propinate, Equipoise, Sustanon 250, Nolvadex by Mex2You
4. How I Inject Testosterone and Overcome Anxiety (Start to Finish) – Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Brought to you by Merck and Ads by Google
5. HCG Diet (Human chorionic gonadotropin) How to Mix Your HCG 5000 (Intramuscular)
Answer from Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D.
No on both counts. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised consumers to steer clear of over-the-counter weight-loss products that contain HCG.
THIS IS A SPOOF! THE VIDEOS ARE REAL BUT WE DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU DO ANYTHING OR BUY ANYTHING PORTRAYED IN THE VIDEOS. THESE DRUGS ARE SUBJECT TO FDA WARNINGS (NOT TO MENTION THE GOOGLE NONPROSECUTION AGREEMENT AND $500,000,000 FINE)