Pearl Jam have released an uncensored version of the video for the band's 1991 song "Jeremy."
Pearl Jam have released an uncensored version of the video for the band’s 1991 song “Jeremy.”
The track was inspired by the death of a bullied teenage schoolboy Jeremy Wade Delle, who shot himself in front of his English teacher and classmates in Richardson, Texas.
MTV edited the 1992 video, directed by Mark Pellington, to avoid showing the titular character putting a gun in his mouth.
The visual won Video of the Year at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards.
The newly remastered version of “Jeremy,” from the band’s debut album Ten, was released to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 5.
“The increase in gun violence since the debut of ‘Jeremy’ is staggering,” Pearl Jam said in a statement. “We have released the uncensored version of the video which was unavailable in 1992 with TV censorship laws.”
“We can prevent gun deaths whether mass shootings, deaths of despair, law enforcement, or accidental,” the rock band added.
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