How much freer were things in the 80s?
In 1983, Men Without Hats released their joyous and/or crap song The Safety Dance which included dwarfs in the video and maypole dancing.
After 9/11 it was banned for ever under Health and Safety legislation.
And ‘Men Without Hats’ were forced, under Canadian law, to change their band name to ‘Men With Hard Hats’.
Here’s the actual video: