The most controversial hip-hop kid on the block, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm] has a habit of doing things that make people grimace, guffaw, and according to UK’s Epilepsy action group, sometimes get seizures.
Earlier this week we asked you which Kanye West video you think is best, but right now we need to know which Kanye West video this group is claiming brings on epileptic seizures!
Not only is West in trouble for maybe “borrowing” the intro for his new video,”All of the Lights,” but there Epilepsy Action, a UK based epilepsy group had West’s video analyzed by Cambridge Research Systems with ”HardingFPA” machine.
A statement from the Epilepsy Action group said:
This machine looks at whether video footage is likely to cause seizures. We have today had confirmation that it contains material that may cause seizures in some people with photosensitive epilepsy…Ofcom regulations mean that this video should not be broadcast on UK television.
However, it is available online in a number of places. We are in the process of trying to contact Kanye West’s agent, YouTube and other online sources of the video to ask that they take it down. We have also contacted MTV and other TV stations to make them aware of the issue.
Cambridge Research Systems discovered that the lights flash could trigger seizures and “All of the Lights” was subsequently pulled from Youtube and is banned from television.
Wait, there is a station that plays…music videos? What is this? 1995?
- What do you think of the controversy over Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” video? Let us know in the comments!