MTV Supports Revolting and Patronizing Video against Jackson MJEOL Bullet #210 MTV losing it by standing with Eminems disgustingly offensive video and song MTV is a music station built on the back of Michael Jackson, say observers of the latest controversy dealing with the asinine song and video by pop squeaky-wheel Eminem. For now, the soft-core porn channel–as some smart-alecks like to refer to itwill continue to play the hideous and disgustingly disrespectful Eminem video. Despite BET yanking the garbage from their airwaves, MTV has thus far replied with an insult of their own; claiming Jackson is losing it for wanting the video pulled. Jackson has released a statement about this recent situation, saying:
I am very angry at Eminems depiction of me in his video. I feel that it is outrageous and disrespectful. It is one thing to spoof, but it is another to be demeaning and insensitive. Ive admired Eminem as a artist, and was shocked by this. The video was inappropriate and disrespectful to me, my children, my family, and the community at large. It is my hope that the other networks will take BETs lead and pull it. (see Statements from Jackson and BET Re: Eminem publicity stunt)
This is not shocking coming from MTV, who has been viciously deceitful and disrespectful towards Jackson in the past. What is outright ungrateful is the fact that MTV would not be MTV had it not been for Jackson putting the channel on the map with his vast audience base while it was still a fledgling network.