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Donny Osmond 'upset' by Lady Gaga's 'Telephone' video

WENN -- Donny Osmond has slammed Lady Gaga and Beyoncé for including "profanity, sexual exploitation, nudity, and graphic violence" in their "Telephone" video -- insisting he's "upset as a parent."

The singer admits he was shocked to see the saucy scenes in the new promo, in which Gaga is stripped naked by prison guards and groped by a woman, before dancing while wearing a thong.

The video also shows Beyoncé act out a poisoning scene -- killing a man by lacing his food with a toxic substance.

And Osmond is worried young fans will be subjected to the explicit images.

He says, "I'm all for freedom of speech and against any form of censorship, but all I know is that I'm a parent and I'm upset about this. Unlike 20 years ago, in today's modern, viral world in which content becomes instantaneously available irrespective of age, I wonder whether the music industry might need to rethink its marketing policies with regard to making an explicit music video containing profanity, sexual exploitation, nudity, and graphic violence available to anyone with internet access.

"I wouldn't want my child to watch this video. Would you? What do you think? Should these two extremely gifted female role models for millions of young girls, maybe, have given a little more thought to the effect it might have on their core audience?"

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