Published Feb 24, 2011Kanye West has come under fire over his recent video for "All the Lights" due to a health group claiming the busy clip can induce epileptic seizures.
As AllHipHop reports, UK-based epilepsy group Epilepsy Action has warned that the rapid-fire, flickering text and wild light show within the video can be hazardous to your health.
The group allegedly sent the promo clip to Cambridge Research Systems, who analyzed the rate at which the lights flash in the video. The research, which was done using the HardingFPA machine, claims that the frenetic mini-flick can trigger seizures.
"This machine looks at whether video footage is likely to cause seizures," Epilepsy Action said in a statement. "We have today had confirmation that it contains material that may cause seizures in some people with photosensitive epilepsy."
The group reports that the video has been pulled from YouTube and will be banned from television in the UK.
"Ofcom regulations mean that this video should not be broadcast on UK television," Epilepsy Action cautioned. "However, it is available online in a number of places. We are in the process of trying to contact Kanye West's agent, YouTube and other online sources of the video to ask that they take it down. We have also contacted MTV and other TV stations to make them aware of the issue."
You can watch the video below for now, but, Jesus, be careful.
Kanye has not yet responded to the claims.