Epilepsy Organization Gets Kanye Vid Off YouTube

After warning folks with “photosensitive epilepsy” not to watch the clip and then issuing a press release about the “extensive use of flashing imagery” in Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” video, Epilepsy Action announced today that the Enter The Void homage has been removed from YouTube. It’s unclear who took it down. (Gaspar Noé?) As Epilepsy Action explains:

We contacted Kanye West’s agent, YouTube and other online sources of the video to ask that they take it down. The video can no longer be viewed on YouTube and has been replaced by a message saying ‘this video is no longer available.’

We had started to receive calls from people who have had a seizure after watching the video, so we are really pleased it has been taken down. 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. For now we are delighted that our fears have been listened to and people with photosensitive epilepsy are no longer at risk.

I took it down. If you’ve been adversely affected by “All Of The Lights” get more info at epilepsy.org. (How is it that Wang Chung’s still out there destroying lives?)

UPDATE: The video’s back up at YouTube, with a Warning: “This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.”

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