Kanye West cares about seizures, people!

Picture of blinder sunglasses
Yeezy is going to ride these bad boys all the way to the seizure prevention BANK.

There has been some buzz around the Internets (like here and here) about the new Kanye West music video “All of the Lights” and the potential for it to cause seizures. I guess the outcry was so loud that West eventually produced a “less intense” version. But when the story first broke, many of his fans on social networking sites like Twitter explained it was just a cool video and didn’t see why it was such a big deal. Being someone who loves bright lights flashing at dangerously high speeds, I decided to do some investigation of my own. Lo and behold, the video is a little intense on the eyes. Here, the phrase “little intense” being the understatement of the century.

Why would Yeezy make a video so flashy? Is Yeezy stepping up his war on Taylor Swift and the music industry by planting epileptic seizure-inducing landmines throughout MTV and Much Music? Perhaps he just hates his fans and wants to give them all seizures? Maybe you won’t get seizures if you wear some of those blinder sunglasses…does Yeezy hold stock in a company that makes them?

That’s when it hit me. No, Yeezy does care! He cares so much he’s designed the perfect seizure-testing video and has released it free of charge to be used by the mass audience. Yeezy just wants kids to know whether they are photosensitive and instead of having to go to a doctor and undergo a scary test they can find out at home with some sick back beats. Thanks Yeezy!

If you would like to find out if you too are photosensitive, check out the video below. Editors note: Do not click on the video below if you are photosensitive or prone to epileptic seizures. Clicking on the video below is guaranteed to make you photosensitive, regardless of your past medical history. Never watch this video alone: always use the buddy system in any potentially dangerous situations.


By Jeffrey Preston

Born with a rare neuromuscular myopathy, Jeff has spent his life dedicated to advocating for himself and others with disabilities. With a PhD in Media Studies from Western University, Jeff's research focuses on the representation of disability in popular and digital culture. Jeff is currently an Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at King's University College @ Western University in London, ON.

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