It appears that Kanye West gets caught up in controversy even when he doesn’t mean to. His new video, ‘All Of The Lights’, was temporarily removed from YouTube because of fears that its content may be dangerous for epilepsy sufferers…
The video, directed by Hype Williams, contains scenes of flashing imagery and raised concerns with UK-based organisation, Epilepsy Action. Experts from Cambridge Research Systems claimed flashes from the video could cause seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy. Taken from MSN.com, the charity group released a statement about the video’s removal, stating: “For now we are delighted with that our fears have been listened to and people with photosensitive epilepsy are no longer at risk.”
However, ‘All Of The Lights’ was not removed permanently as it is available to view on the Kanye’s VEVO page, with the message: “WARNING: This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.”
The video features Kid Cudi and Rihanna, who also caused controversy surrounding her latest video ‘S&M’ for being too raunchy and was banned in 11 countries and restricted online. Even though ‘All Of The Lights’ has faced criticism, since its debut last weekend, it has already received almost 5 million views. Kanye definitely knows how to get people talking.
Words: Melissa Quashie