Cavaliers Should’ve Given This Parody Video Some More Thought

Cavaliers Should’ve Given This Parody Video Some More Thought

Team accused of promoting domestic violence.

Published May 7, 2015

Awareness and sensitivity toward domestic violence has never been higher after the Ray Rice situation.

Well, apparently not for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The organization is feeling the backlash for a seemingly insensitive video they played during Game 2 of their playoff series with the Chicago Bulls at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena.

In a clip of the video posted on TMZ Sports, a couple, dancing to "Time of My Life," the hit record made famous by the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing. The boyfriend is a Cavs' fan, but didn't know his girlfriend's a Bulls' fan. Reenacting Dirty Dancing's famous scene where the man lifts up his dance partner, the boyfriend sees his girlfriend with a Bulls' T-shirt, and instead of lifting her up and twirling her in the air, he slams her to the ground.

"Bulls' fan? I didn't know you're a Bulls' fan...I can't believe she's a Bulls' fan," the male actor in the skit says. A narrator's voice then adds: "When it's playoff basketball time, you have to be all in...don't make the same mistake she made."

It's shocking that nobody within the Cavs' organization thought this was a bad idea. No one from the the Cavs orgainzation or the NBA has responded to the criticism of the video.

 

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(Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Written by BET-Staff

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