The iconic rock band shared an uncensored version of the video showing the real-life history of a teenager shooting himself in front of his schoolmates.
The band Pearl Jam shared on their social networks a different version of the song "Jeremy", which gained fame and recognition after its release in 1991.
The band explains on their Instagram account that violence with the use of weapons has had a significant escalation in recent decades.
"The increase in gun violence in recent years is staggering. We have released the uncensored version of the video for 'Jeremy' that was not available in 1992 with the television censorship laws. We can prevent gun deaths, be it mass shootings, desperation, law enforcement or accidental deaths. "
This song was inspired by a real-life event that took place in Dallas, Texas, in which Jeremy Delle, a 16-year-old teenager, killed himself in front of his schoolmates after facing years of emotional instability.
The band seeks to raise awareness about this vital issue and that is why it has relaunched the “Choices” t-shirt, which has a powerful message of concintization on the back: "10 out of 10 children prefer crayons to weapons" .
The Pearl Jam Vitalogy Foundation will receive the proceeds from this sale to continue supporting organizations seeking to reduce gun violence in the United States.
Watch the uncensored video of “Jeremy” here.