Just Lose It (music video)
Region: North America
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Medium: Television, Music, Film Video
Confronting Bodies: Michael Jackson and the Black Entertainment Television cable channel
Dates of Action: July 2005
Location: United States
Description of Artwork: Eminem, the American rap artist notorious for insulting celebrities and cultural communities, created a music video for his song, Just Lose It, containing an image of himself disguised as pop-star, Michael Jackson. In the video, Eminem sat on the edge of a king-sized bed covered in red satin sheets with a group of children in pajamas dancing behind him.
The Incident: Michael Jackson voiced his opposition to the video, calling it "demeaning and insensitive." BET removed the video from its playlist after receiving complaints from Michael Jackson's camp.
Results of Incident: A spokesman for Interscope Records, Dennis Dennehy, announced that they were "sorry that BET made this decision."
Source: The New York Daily News Category:Film Video