Meanwhile, MTV is still trippin’. First they canceled Lauren's reality show before it aired. Now they’re blocking viewing of what was to be the show’s cool stop-motion intro.
A couple of weeks ago I was browsing the site of little-known photographers Angela + Ithyle and came across a cool stop-motion video featuring Lauren which I recognized was likely the intro to her scrapped reality show. Of course I immediately posted it to ONTD . The story was subsequently picked up by many major media outlets thus confirming what we all knew— ONTD is an actual source of stories for certain sites ( COUGHnypostCOUGH ).
The response the intro was overwhelmingly positive and there was criticism of MTV passing over the show for trashier content. The video was rapidly amassing Youtube views until Viacom stepped in. Now the original Youtube link to the video brings up a blank screen with a sweet message from Viacom that the video was “blocked due to copyright”. The video has also been removed from Angela + Ithyle’s site.
Why does MTV/Viacom give a fuck about people watching a video intro for a show they already cancelled?