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* Music/CeeLoGreen's "Forget You" (the clean version of "Fuck You") uses this trope once in the music video. When teenage Cee Lo says "Ain't that some shh?", he puts a finger to his lips at the last word.


* The BloodhoundGang's "Fire Water Burn" is an interesting example. In the video, when you hear Jimmy Pop sing "Burn motherfucker, burn," the video shows him making a strained face instead of pronouncing "fucker". In the censored version of the song, "fucker" is replaced with a donkey's bray.

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* The BloodhoundGang's Music/BloodhoundGang's "Fire Water Burn" is an interesting example. In the video, when you hear Jimmy Pop sing "Burn motherfucker, burn," the video shows him making a strained face instead of pronouncing "fucker". In the censored version of the song, "fucker" is replaced with a donkey's bray.



* Bruno Mars performed "The Lazy Song," on television during an awards show and censored the part where he sings, "Find a really nice girl, have some really nice [sex]."
* An acoustic version of koRn's "Freak On a Leash" has both Jonathan Davis and guest singer Amy Lee move their mouths away from the mic on the word "fuck" in the chorus "A cheap fuck for me to lay".

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* Bruno Mars Music/BrunoMars performed "The Lazy Song," on television during an awards show and censored the part where he sings, "Find a really nice girl, have some really nice [sex]."
* An acoustic version of koRn's Music/{{Korn}}'s "Freak On a Leash" has both Jonathan Davis and guest singer Amy Lee move their mouths away from the mic on the word "fuck" in the chorus "A cheap fuck for me to lay".


* Gwen Stefani "Hollaback Girl" - a number of times.

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* Gwen Stefani Music/GwenStefani "Hollaback Girl" - a number of times.



* In the MTV edit[=/=]radio version of Dr. Dre's "Nuthin' but a G Thang", at the line "You know and I know / I'll throw some old funky shit", the "shit" is replaced with Snoop Dogg putting a finger to his lips and says "Shhhhhh!".

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* In the MTV edit[=/=]radio version of Dr. Dre's Music/DrDre's "Nuthin' but a G Thang", at the line "You know and I know / I'll throw some old funky shit", the "shit" is replaced with Snoop Dogg putting a finger to his lips and says "Shhhhhh!".


In music videos for songs that contain swearing, individuals in the videos (usually the vocalists) may be filmed putting their fingers to their lips in place of saying the offending words. This action often occurs in music videos when the song's swear words have already been censored, such as with a "shh" sound.

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In music videos for songs that contain swearing, individuals in the videos (usually the vocalists) may be filmed putting put their fingers to their lips in place of saying the offending words. This action often occurs in music videos when the song's swear words have already been censored, such as with a "shh" sound.


When a song contains swearing and the music video involves the band or singer singing, they will sometimes put their finger on their lips and not say anything when it comes to the offending word.

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When a song contains swearing and the In music video involves videos for songs that contain swearing, individuals in the band or singer singing, they will sometimes put videos (usually the vocalists) may be filmed putting their finger on fingers to their lips and not say anything when it comes to in place of saying the offending word.
words. This action often occurs in music videos when the song's swear words have already been censored, such as with a "shh" sound.



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* An acoustic version of koRn's "Freak On a Leash" has both Jonathan Davis and guest singer Amy Lee move their mouths away from the mic on the word "fuck" in the chorus "A cheap fuck for me to lay".


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* When the cast of SpringAwakening performed at the Tony Awards, they self-censored "Totally Fucked" and "The Bitch of Living" by clapping their hands over their mouths.

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* When the cast of SpringAwakening ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'' performed at the Tony Awards, they self-censored "Totally Fucked" and "The Bitch of Living" by clapping their hands over their mouths.


* {{Beyonce}} is doing this in her and Gaga's video for "Telephone"

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* {{Beyonce}} Music/{{Beyonce}} is doing this in her and Gaga's video for "Telephone"



* In ThirdEyeBlind's [="Semi-Charmed Life"=], the whole song is about crystal meth, but the drug is only mentioned by name once. When it's mentioned in the video, the lead singer covers his mouth with his hand to prevent uncensored lip-reading.
* PanicAtTheDisco's video for "I Write Sins, Not Tragedies" at the word "whore". Complete with a "shh" sound. Later, Brendon Urie very blatantly covers or makes a cross over his mouth when he's onscreen for the "goddamn", apparently in reference to the issue of taking God's name in vain.

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* In ThirdEyeBlind's Music/ThirdEyeBlind's [="Semi-Charmed Life"=], the whole song is about crystal meth, but the drug is only mentioned by name once. When it's mentioned in the video, the lead singer covers his mouth with his hand to prevent uncensored lip-reading.
* PanicAtTheDisco's Music/PanicAtTheDisco's video for "I Write Sins, Not Tragedies" at the word "whore". Complete with a "shh" sound. Later, Brendon Urie very blatantly covers or makes a cross over his mouth when he's onscreen for the "goddamn", apparently in reference to the issue of taking God's name in vain.



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* Bruno Mars performed "The Lazy Song," on television during an awards show and censored the part where he sings, "Find a really nice girl, have some really nice [sex]."

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