They Don't Care About Us
|They Don't Care About Us|
|迈克尔·杰克逊 / 單曲|
|收錄於專輯《HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I》|
该音乐录影中，相当多的居民与围观群众在拍摄期间包围了杰克逊。其中一位妇女在拍摄期间翻过安全线拥抱着与杰克逊一起跳舞，同时另一个女人出现从后面抱住了杰克逊导致杰克逊倒在地上，之后警察将两个女人护送离开，然后导演将杰克逊拉起继续唱歌跳舞。这个事件加入到了音乐视频里面。在视频的开始，一个巴西女人说：“Michael, eles não ligam pra gente”，意思是“迈克尔，他们不在乎我们”。
When questioned further about the lyrics on the ABC News program Prime Time Live, Jackson stated, "It's not anti-Semitic because I'm not a racist person ... I could never be a racist. I love all races." The singer also claimed that some of his closest employees and friends were Jewish. That same day, Jackson received support from his manager and record label, who described the lyrics as "brilliant", that they were about opposition to prejudice and taken out of context. The following day, two leading members of the Jewish community stated that Jackson's attempt to make a song critical of discrimination had backfired. They expressed the opinion that the lyrics used were unsuitable for a teenage audience that might not understand the song's context, adding that the song was too ambiguous for some listeners to understand. They accepted that Jackson meant well and suggested that the entertainer write an explanation in the album booklet.
On June 17, Jackson issued another public apology for his choice of words. He promised that future copies of the album would include an apology. By this point, however, two million copies of the record had already been shipped. The singer concluded, "I just want you all to know how strongly I am committed to tolerance, peace and love, and I apologize to anyone who might have been hurt". The next day, in his review of HIStory, Jon Pareles of The New York Times alleged, "In ... 'They Don't Care About Us', he gives the lie to his entire catalogue of brotherhood anthems with a burst of anti-Semitism".On June 21, Patrick Macdonald of The Seattle Times criticized Jackson, stating, "He may have lived a sheltered life, but there really is no excuse for using terms like 'Jew me' and 'kike' in a pop song, unless you make it clear you are denouncing such terms, and do so in an artful way".
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- ^ YouTube上的「Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us (Official Prison Version)」视频
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