USC pulls video after deeming it insensitive throughout pandemic

USC pulls video after deeming it insensitive during pandemic

Sooner or later after USC introduced the launch of BLVD Studios, its in-house artistic lab, with a flashy video depicting Trojans gamers and coaches attending a pretend Hollywood premiere and a pool social gathering within the Hollywood Hills, the college took the video down.

The varsity deemed these scenes of unmasked gamers and coaches throughout the pandemic to be insensitive.

Athletic director Mike Bohn apologized for the video in an announcement Friday afternoon, calling it “out of step.”

“It was meant to be light-hearted in an otherwise tough year and we encouraged our athletes to participate,” Bohn stated. “In retrospect, the themes and timing of the video were out of step, especially given the challenges everyone is facing today. I apologize to the USC community for this lapse in judgment. We know we can do better next time.”

The removing of the video doesn’t impression the launch of BLVD Studios, which USC created to arrange for landscape-altering modifications coming to school soccer, when the NCAA’s guidelines concerning identify, picture and likeness are adjusted subsequent yr.

These concerned with the filming of the video, which was achieved on Sunday and Monday, have been examined and topic to COVID-19 security precautions, in accordance with USC. Gamers and coaches are already topic to rigorous day by day testing, simply to carry soccer observe on USC’s campus.

USC is slated to open its soccer season subsequent Saturday in opposition to Arizona State.

The video was meant to depict all of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood so as to promote recruits on the potential branding energy of Los Angeles.

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