Lights Out on Kanye West: Epilepsy Inducing Vid Pulled from Youtube

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Earlier this week, we outlined the plagiarism allegations against Kanye West‘s new “All of the Lights” video, which bore an uncanny resemblance to Gaspar Noé’s Enter the Void title sequence. We called it “epilepsy-inducing,” an off-hand, post-Pokémon catch-all for those videos that broadcast too many colors, but its sudden YouTube disappearance suggests we might’ve been on to something. Apparently, since its release, epilepsy advocacy groups have been calling for the video’s removal, citing a Cambridge Research Systems study that found the flashing in “All of the Lights” to be literally seizure-inducing. There has been no official statement from either Kanye or Youtube, but UK officials have banned it from television, so until we hear otherwise we’re blaming brains.

POSTED February 24, 2011 2:30PM IN MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS Comments (3) TAGS: , ,

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  1. Andrew says:

    wait, wait, wait — a Cambridge research study that is specific to the “All of the Lights” video has already been completed. Like, completed within a week of release date. Like, as in, hey fellow smart people at cambridge, lets do a research study, within a week, that is comprehensive, and upholds our smart people cambridge standards, within a week. A week later, whatd ya know! Research complete.

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