Panther sequence in Black or White by Michael Jackson

  • Why did Michael Jackson decide to end the Black or White music video (which otherwise talked about peace, love, fearlessness and harmony) with a black panther turning into Jackson and wrecking stuff?

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    7 years ago

    Jackson attempted to explain the meaning of the sequence in a press release that described the four-minute sequence as an “interpretation of the panther’s wild and animalistic behavior”.

    From: Cicerone, Michael. “Michael’s Video Takes Beating; 4 Minutes Cut Reaction: Negative Response Causes Michael Jackson to Apologize for VideoSequence in Which He Attacks a Car and Simulates Masturbation.” Los Angeles Times 16 Nov. 1991

    http://www.academia.edu/2462183/Michael_Jackson_s_Panther_Dance_Double_Consciousness_and_the_Uncanny_Business_of_Performing_While_Black

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