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Director Spike Lee features protests from Osaka in new Michael Jackson music video

Protests in Osaka were featured in the 2020 rendition of Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’ (YouTube)
Protests in Osaka were featured in the 2020 rendition of Michael Jackson’s ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’ (YouTube)
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01 Sep 2020 11:09:14 GMT9
01 Sep 2020 11:09:14 GMT9

Diana Farah Dubai

A new visual of Michael Jackson’s 1995 single “They Don’t Care About Us” debuted during director Spike Lee’s annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson virtual block party to celebrate the late musician’s birthday.

The new video features clips of recent protests around the world, including those in Osaka, Paris, Tunis Chicago and Cape Town.

The demonstrations that took place earlier this year were in protest of police brutality in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Scenes from the single’s original two short films are also part of the new music video.

The new music video has already garnered over 1 million views on YouTube. 

Lee said in a statement that “Great protest songs can’t get old, stale or nonrelevant because the struggle still continues. That’s why ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’ is the anthem during this chaotic, pandemic world we are all living in. To celebrate Michael Jackson’s Born Day, we have made the ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’ 2020 short film to continue the struggle for equality for all.”

Read more about the protests in Japan here

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