Spike Lee renews Michael Jackson's music video "They Don't Care About Us" with a focus on black lives


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Spike Lee renews Michael Jackson's music video "They Don't Care About Us" with a focus on black lives

Spike Lee's latest syndicated release takes Michael Jackson's cartoon number "They Don't Care About Us" into a new era of social justice movements.

The Do The Right Thing director dropped a remake of the music video during Lee's annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson's birthday celebration on Saturday. While the new video, released around the controversial singer's 62nd birthday, features footage from the original 1999 clips filmed in Brazil and in prison, those watching the new music video will notice several protests against the Black Lives Matter.

As Jackson sings his words about police brutality and violence, protesters around the world march on the streets in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. My latest music video highlights the countless demonstrations taking place around the world, from Spain to London to the United States.

Protesters hold Black Lives Matter banners and put their knees on victims of police brutality including George Floyd and Briona Taylor. The music video continues to put protesters at center stage, with a number of them raising their fists in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and dozens of them expressing support for their movement in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where a police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times. back.

A modified version of the original video contains stories about police brutality, as it also features legal officials attacking peaceful protesters and spraying protesters with tear gas and harmful aerosols. In the same way that Lee Jackson helped carry his original lyrics across international borders in the late 1990s, director BlacKkKlansman now portrays that voice support for the Black Lives Matter movement and concern about police brutality is not only American, but global.

Watch Lee's updated music video above.