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Thursday, 19 October, 2000, 08:42 GMT 09:42 UK
Robbie video banned for 'Satanism'
Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams' video considered "immoral"
The video for Robbie Williams' single Rock DJ has been banned in the Dominican Republic after allegations of Satanism.

The full-length video, which ran into problems in the UK, features the star stripping naked before peeling off his skin and throwing it against a wall.

Kylie Minogue
Kylie and Robbie video ran into problems in the UK

The country's National Commission of Broadcasting and Radio said the video contained Satanism and was "against the moral and religious customs of the Dominican people".

The commission said that the star's video "under no circumstances would be permitted" to be broadcast.

In the UK, the video was only shown late at night, with Top of the Pops forced to screen an edited version.

Robbie's video for current single Kids, a duet with Kylie Minogue, also had to be cut because of explicit lyrics.

Song 'copied'

The four-and-a-half-minute long promo video was cut short for Top of the Pops because of a reference to sodomy in the lyrics.

Meanwhile, Robbie's date at Dublin's Landsdowne Road stadium next July has sold out.

A second show has been added on 7 July, with tickets going on sale on Thursday.

Earlier this month, a High Court Judge ruled that Robbie Williams had "substantially copied" a folk song written by Woody Guthrie.

The Williams song Jesus in a Camper Van, co-written with Guy Chambers, was adjudged to be a breach of copyright of the late Guthrie's song I Am The Way.

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