Pearl Jam have released the uncensored music video for their 1991 single ‘Jeremy’, almost 30 years after the single was first released.
The censored video of the track, from the album Ten, took home Video Of The Year at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards, but the uncensored version was never made available due to censorship laws.
The band put up the uncensored clip to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day in the US.
“The increase in gun violence since the debut of ‘Jeremy’ is staggering. We have released the uncensored version of the video which was unavailable in 1992 with TV censorship laws,” the band said in a statement on Instagram. “We can prevent gun deaths whether mass shootings, deaths of despair, law enforcement, or accidental.”
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In addition to the equity protests taking place around the country, today also marks National Wear Orange Day. The increase in gun violence since the debut of “Jeremy” is staggering. We have released the uncensored version of the video which was unavailable in 1992 with TV censorship laws. We have also released an updated Choices shirt with all proceeds to support organizations working to prevent gun violence. We can prevent gun deaths whether mass shootings, deaths of despair, law enforcement, or accidental. Link in stories to watch the uncensored “Jeremy” video.
‘Jeremy’ details the story of a bullied teenager who commits suicide in front of his classmates.
In the original edited video, the shooting is insinuated, but in the uncensored and remastered version, Jeremy – played by actor Trevor Wilson – is shown placing a gun in his mouth.
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