Companies Pull Plug on Kelly Clarkson 'Stronger' Video at Children's Hospital
A "viral" video of cancer patients at Seattle Children's Hospital has been pulled by Sony Music and the Hearst Corp., after it became an Internet sensation.
With patients, doctors and nurses dancing and lip-syncing to Kelly Clarkson's song, "Stronger," the video drew more than 2.5 million viewers in less than a week before it was yanked.
It was hardly a professional production, according to TV station WSDK, which reported that the video was courtesy of 22-year-old Chris Rumble, a cancer patient from Kent, Wash.
Rumble was diagnosed with leukemia in April and had the idea to make the music video to share with his friends at home. The message: "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger."
Though the YouTube version was taken offline, Huffington Post still has the video link up here.
After Hearst and Sony Music pulled the plug, their one-word apology of "Sorry" wasn't enough for one South Florida fan, who launched a Facebook fan page and linked to this general complaint page: http://hub.sonymusic.com/about/feedback.php