SEATTLE — Seattle’s own Mary Lambert provides the soundtrack for a sweet video just posted to YouTube which aims to combat ‘implicit bias.’
The video, titled ‘Love has no labels’ was posted late Tuesday and had been seen more than 1.2-million times by Wednesday morning.
The short film, shot on Valentine’s Day this year, shows a giant x-ray display set up in the midst of a crowded public space. As Lambert’s ‘She Keeps Me Warm’ plays we are treated to scenes of skeletons cuddling, dancing and clowning together on the big screen.
As each couple parts they walk to opposite sides of the screen and reveal who they are.
In one case we see the couple is two women. In another case we see that it is a biracial couple. We are treated to two young girls, one with a disability, dancing and family with two dads.
The video was posted by the Ad Council. The caption on the video explains the goal:
While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. This may be a significant reason many people in the U.S. report they feel discriminated against. Subconscious prejudice—called “implicit bias”—has profound implications for how we view and interact with others who are different from us. It can hinder a person’s ability to find a job, secure a loan, rent an apartment, or get a fair trial, perpetuating disparities in American society. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues. Rethink your bias at lovehasnolabels.com.
Lambert herself just tweeted about the video.