August 29 marks the 62nd birthday of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Spike Lee updated the legendary singer’s video, ‘They Don’t Care About Us’, with a new approach. He has combined other scenes in the original music video that features protests around Black Lives Matter Movement.
The video is titled ‘They Don’t Care About Us (2020)’ and has clips of Michael Jackson on the streets of Brazil and police brutality in prison. The new addition is clips of the Black Lives Matter Movement protests in the U.S. and different parts of the world. Lee says that the famous 1995 protest song can never really get old.
He says that ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ is like an anthem in today’s chaotic time. Such iconic protest songs can never get old or irrelevant because no matter what the year is, the struggles are still the same. ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ is the song that represents the world’s condition in today’s time when everyone is fighting injustice and pandemic.
‘They Don’t Care About Us’ was a part of Michael Jackson’s album, ‘History: Past, Present, and Future, Book I’. It was at No.10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list and on No.30 on overall Billboard Hot 100. Spike released the video along with the Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson party. It was held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic.