Britney and Miley Are Too Sexy for Daytime TV — in France

Definitely not a party in France…

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Carlo Allegri / Reuters

Singer Miley Cyrus performs during New Year's Eve celebrations at Times Square in New York, December 31, 2013.

France’s broadcast watchdog told television channels Thursday that they should no longer play Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus videos on daytime TV, in an announcement that undoubtedly came in like a wrecking ball for adoring fans everywhere.

The CSA said in a statement that networks should only play Spears’s “Work B*tch” and Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” after 10pm when channels air content more appropriate for adults, the Associated Press reports.

Cyrus’s video is simply too sexy, the regulator reasoned, while Spears’s, which portrays the pop icon in bondage gear, amounts to “a sadomachistic universe representing women in a way that risks shocking many viewers.”

The announcement is somewhat surprising, especially since Spears suggests that listeners should “party in France” in the video.