YouTube Admits Wrong Call on Ban

Google-owned YouTube doubled back on a decision Wednesday to ban a video of Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton doing the “Cat Daddy” dance in a bikini. The video of the busty Upton shimmying and shaking went viral after Upton linked to it from her Twitter account. YouTube pulled the video for a spell on Tuesday, citing its community guidelines, then put it back online. “With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call,” a YouTube spokesperson said in an email to The Daily Beast. “When it’s brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it.” The move was made only after famed photographer Terry Richardson, who shot the clip, posted the video on Vimeo. “The video is just Kate being Kate,” an Upton spokesman said. “YouTube is a great company and we respect whatever their decision is on this.”