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Kanye West’s All Of The Lights Video Sparks Response From Epilepsy Organizations

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Turns out that Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” video caused a rukus when the group Epilepsy Action shared their concerns about the quick, flashing lights in the video. In a recent statement, “Ofcom” [a U.K. communications regulator] decided that the video should not be broadcast on U.K. television, Currently, the Kanye West video is still available online, and so far has gotten several million hits. No such regulations exist for online broadcasting. Epilepsy Action has contacted Kanye West’s agent, YouTube and other online sources of the video to ask that they take it down, resulting in the video being taken down from YouTube and other outlets for much of yesterday, February 24. It’s now back up with a message in the opening seconds that reads: “Warning: This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.” The Epilepsy Action campaigns manager Aimee Gee said in a statement, “We are pleased to see that YouTube and Kanye West’s representatives have listened to our concerns and are warning people that the video is a risk to some people, we hope this means they will consider amending their policies so that other videos containing flashing imagery can also be dealt with.”

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