Sony Hack Re-Ignites Questions About Michael Jackson’s Banned Song
“They Don’t Care About Us” was denounced by The New York Times even before its release, and did not reach much of its intended audience because the controversy caused by the New York Times article would go on to overshadow the song itself. Radio stations were reluctant to play it and one of the short films Jackson created for the song was banned in the U.S.
Bernard Weinraub, husband of Sony Pictures Chief Amy Pascal, was the writer of the Times article.
One particularly vicious 1995 Newsday review of this song read in part: “When Michael Jackson sings ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ you’ve got to wonder who he thinks ‘us’ is.”
The Black Lives Matter protestors don’t wonder.
Here is the video filmed in Brazil: