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Eminem’s ‘White America’ Causes Controversy

Eminem has released a controversial new video

for his song "White America," which is filled with violent images,

including a school shooting, an animated Eminem hanging himself in front of

a computer, youth urinating on the White House lawn and the Constitution being

ripped to shreds.

The lyrics in the song make references to the

Columbine Shooting in April of 1999, in which 15 people were killed. The

lyrics in the song have parents of the victims of the Columbine shooting outraged.

In an interview with CNN’s Bill Hemmer, Darrell Scott, who lost his daughter

Rachel in the shooting spree, compared Eminem to Charles Manson, saying that

while Manson didn’t kill anyone, he was sent to life for the influence that

he had over people, which eventually ended in the grizzly murders of several

people.

"Eminem represents an influence on the lives

of young people. And we really need to take a long look at the influences that

come across the media and entertainment," Scott said.

He also praised people such as Tiger Woods, Foster

Freeze and Colin Powell for the time and money they spend to help children in

a positive way.

"I encourage young people that are listening

to please not spend your money and be entertained at the expense of my daughter’s

death and the 12 other precious people who were killed at Columbine," Scott

continued.

Interscope Records defended Eminem, saying in

a statement that "Eminem is an artist. He creates art. He does not do it

so that the media can use it and solicit angry responses from the public. He

does it for fans."

"Our founding fathers would put guys in

prison for a lot less than what he’s doing here, under the accusation of treason,"

Scott concluded.

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