Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kanye West Video: Hazardous to Your Health?!

It's lights out for Kanye West's "All of the Lights."
At least when it comes to the video for the song, which has been removed from YouTube over concerns that it may cause people with photosensitive epilepsy to have seizures.
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The decision was made after the U.K. charity group Epilepsy Action contacted West's agent, YouTube and other sites that might be carrying the video to express its concern after receiving several calls from people who had seizures upon viewing the video.
The group had also issued a warning to folks who could be affected by the extensive use of flashing imagery in the West video featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi.
On Thursday, Epilepsy Action posted the news of the video's removal from YouTube on its site.
"We're not quite sure yet whether it is YouTube or Kanye West's representatives who have made this decision, or if it is a permanent move," says the group. "For now we are delighted that our fears have been listened to and people with photosensitive epilepsy are no longer at risk."
The video, which debuted on YouTube last weekend, already had more than 5 million hits prior to being taken down.
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