Eminem‘s controversial video for his new single ‘Space Bound’ has been slammed by anti-violence campaigners.
The clip, which shows the rapper shooting himself in the head, has prompted the Mothers Against Violence group to brand him “evil”.
“People who do this are really quite evil. Children are influenced by the things they see. If we feed violence, it becomes strong. Like an addiction,” a spokeswoman for the group told the Daily Mirror. “It’s all about the money with these videos. Eminem isn’t thinking about the families affected. It’s selfish – it comes to a point when selfishness becomes evil.”
In the video filmed late last year, which you can see by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking, the rapper stars alongside porn star Sasha Grey.
He portrays two versions of the same character, one who is calm and together, the other who is irrational and abusive.
Towards the end of the video, Eminem‘s characters check his girlfriend’s mobile to find that she has been unfaithful, then seemingly attacks her when they later return to their motel room, only to realise that she isn’t actually there. One Eminem then pulls a gun to his head and shoots himself, with the bullet later traveling through the other Eminem‘s head as well.
The rapper returns to the UK in August to headline the V Festival.