Rammstein banned from public display in Germany

Although this news was brought forward on November 12th, a lot of people have been given the wrong information across the media stating that the album is banned completely from Germany.

Rammstein released their sixth studio album Liebe ist für alle da (Love is there for everyone) throughout October which has been met with positive reviews but there have been a lot of questions raised about the album with the imagery exposed before its release and of course the music video for the song Pussy.

Reports across the media have been stating how the album has been banned from any sale in Germany but of course this is not true.
The album has been banned from public display, meaning it is still available to order and download, but it cannot be sold in any store.

Having read variations of the reason to ban and what the ban means; Billboard.com has cited the real information behind the ban.

The German Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People has stated that the album was to be officially pulled from stores based on its depictions of sadism/masochism which are harmful to young people.

The decision was made in accordance to the Youth Protection Act, Section 18 which has already restricted many albums over the years, including almost 1,000 this year alone.

Using two songs in their example, they state that the song Pussy effectively promotes listeners to have unprotected intercourse with the risk of AIDS and also Ich Tue Dir Weh which uses lyrics such as Bites, kicks, heavy blows, nails, pincers, blunt saws, tell me what you want.
The usage of artwork with the later song also provided further reasoning and support in the office’s case to ban the album from stores.

Now the only way to pick up your copy of the album is to go online and purchase.


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