After almost 30 years of the single ‘Jeremy’ was originally released, Pearl Jam have now released an uncensored version.
The original video clip debuted back in 1992, and it won the Video Of The Year award at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards but due to censorship laws the uncensored version that is available today was not available.
The video can now be seen as it was originally intended, Pearl Jam have released the uncensored version to coincide with National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Pearl Jam released a statement on their Instagram page “
In addition to the equity protests taking place around the country, today also marks National Wear Orange Day. The increase in gun violence since the debut of “Jeremy” is staggering. We have released the uncensored version of the video which was unavailable in 1992 with TV censorship laws. We have also released an updated Choices shirt with all proceeds to support organizations working to prevent gun violence. We can prevent gun deaths whether mass shootings, deaths of despair, law enforcement, or accidental. Link in stories to watch the uncensored “Jeremy” video.”
The clip tells a story of a bullied teenager, played by Trevor Wilson who shot himself in front of his class. The censored version edited Wilson placing a gun in his mouth so the gun couldn’t be seen.
Pearl Jam added “The events of this past week have underscored the importance of this issue and remind us that Black Americans are ten times more likely than white Americans to die by gun homicide,”
Check out the uncensored clip below: