Idan Bitton Stirs Controversy

A video showing  fine-artist and photographer Idan Bitton and Alfredo Calle Ferran kissing for 84-minutes has gone viral.

In First Kiss, the curly haired men are seen seated across from each other in front of a white wall as they hold and kiss each other for 84 minutes without interruption. The video, uploaded to YouTube last month, has received nearly 250,000 views.

The video’s description reads: “While the camera is still, the kiss is in motion provoking the viewer to stay and watch. Idan and Alfredo do not interact with the viewer, but offer a peek into their intimate moments of commitment. This long lasting, present and unapologetic kiss defines our current gay rights momentum. We are here, we love each other, and this is what it looks like.”

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After contacting YouTube about the video, a source at the company informed The Huffington Post that the age restriction on the video has now been lifted. The source also stated that while the company has moderators working 24 hours a day to deal with videos flagged by viewers, regretfully, “human errors” do happen. However, the source added, YouTube is always open to considering appeals on videos that have been deemed inappropriate by the site’s users.