Graphic violence, crucifixion, depicted in new music video for Indochine’s “College Boy”

A new music video by gay Quebecois director Xavier Dolan for the popular French rock band Indochine features the crucifixion and graphic shooting of a bullied student at a Catholic school.

In the video, a bullied teenage boy is taunted in the hallways of the school before being pursued, thrown down stairs, kicked and pissed on, then nailed to a cross and shot several times by his classmates while others shoot the scene on their mobile phones.

The video has been banned during daytime viewing hours in France.

While many find the images shocking, the video is also finding much support in social media. From the Local:

Radio and TV host Emilie Mazoyer summed up the view of many Twitter users, saying: “Some people find Indochine’s music video ‘violent.’ Yes, it does turn your stomach for six minutes. But bullied students go through that 300 days a year. Imagine that.”

Warning: graphic violence depicted

(via Andy Towle)