Watch the Teaser for ‘The Nun’ That Was Banned From YouTube for Being Too Scary
Lord have mercy!
The teaser for The Conjuring spinoff, which appeared on its own before videos, warned users to lower their volume (albeit briefly) and then… BAM!
A freaky ass picture of a ghost nun appears, accompanied by a piercing scream. It’s a cheap shot from the Warner Bros. marketing team, but damn is the jump scare effective.
The gentle souls of Twitter were predictably outraged by the ad, and one tweet warning fellow users about the ad was retweeted nearly 130,000 times.
Swear to god, just tryna watch YouTube before bed and YouTube has ads on the new movie #thenun wtf 🙄👀scary ass
— Arick Yasay (@mmm_whatyasay) August 13, 2018
IM LITERALLY SHAKING AND TEARING UP RIGHT NOW I JUST WANTED TO PLAY EPIPHANY BUT WHY DID YOUTUBE GAVE ME A FUCKING THE NUN JUSMPSCARE AS AN AD AT 5 FUCKING AM
— 🧡 (@peachsandcream_) August 11, 2018
Others claimed the ad violated YouTube’s own policy, which states that “promotions containing violent language, gruesome or disgusting imagery, or graphic images or accounts of physical trauma” and “promotions that are likely to shock or scare” are in violation.
Appreciate you bringing this to our attention! This ad violates our shocking content policy and it's no longer running as an ad. More info here: https://t.co/dOUocjUevh
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) August 14, 2018
YouTube removed the ad Monday night, but you can still see it in the video above.
If you’re too afraid check out the normal trailer for The Nun, in theaters on September 7.