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Kanye West's All Of The Lights removed, banned by YouTube

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Published: Friday, February 25, 2011, 9:34 [IST]

Rapper Kanye West's latest music video 'All Of The Lights', which was premiered last weekend, has been removed from YouTube over the concerns that it may cause epileptic seizure. The music video was banned by the largest video sharing website after Epilepsy Action expressed its concern that it may be harmful to some people with photosensitive epilepsy.

All Of The Lights, which features Kanye West and Rihanna, is a music video from his latest album 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'. The flashing title sequences technology from Cambridge Research Systems has been used in the video. This technology sees numerous colours rapidly appearing on screen. The frequency of the flashes may be dangerous for viewers with epilepsy.

Moreover, the online version of 'All Of The Lights' that was posted on YouTube, did not carry a warning, which raised concern about health issues. Without the warning, it was viewed by more than 5 million people across the globe. Aimee Gee of Epilepsy Action had expressed his disappointment over the video. Finally, YouTube removed and banned the music video in response to the pressure from the public.

However, Kanye West himself is aware of why his latest music has been hated by the people. In an interview, he accepted the truth. He said, "The video has gotten pretty mixed reviews. Directed by Hype Williams, it consists of lots of bright, neon fonts spelling out the lyrics, as well as fast-cuts and seizure-inducing flashes. I think it's pretty apropos, but I can see why it's not everyone's favorite."

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