Pearl Jam, for the very first time, has released an uncensored version of the music video for “Jeremy.”

Embedded below, the video was accompanied by the following message: “Originally released in 1992, the ‘Jeremy’ video brought attention to gun violence, teen suicide, and violence in schools. The original uncensored video, previously unreleased, is being shown here for essentially the first time. The themes of Jeremy highlighted by Pearl Jam in 1991, have sadly only become more relevant in the intervening 30 years as gun deaths continue to increase.”

The video was uploaded to Pearl Jam’s YouTube page in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, which was June 5. In addition, Pearl Jam shared the link to their Choices 2020 t-shirt, whose proceeds will benefit the band’s Vitalogy Foundation to support organizations working to prevent gun violence in the United States.

“Jeremy,” which depicted the true story of a high school student who shot himself in front of his classmates, won the 1993 MTV Music Video Award for Video of the Year.

(WARNING: Violent imagery ahead.)


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