TMZ is coming under attack for posting a video of Andre Lowe (shown above) being killed outside a Hollywood nightclub Sunday, January 13 and even America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon is joining the fight.
Andre’s uncle, Jason Andrews, started a petition on change.org that has been signed by more than 188,000 people and Nick is encouraging his fans to sign it too.
“Jason and his family are asking TMZ to remove a video of his teen nephew’s brutal murder: Will you share?” Nick tweeted on Sunday.
On Jason’s post, he writes, “TMZ has thoughtlessly and carelessly posted a video of my nephew, Andre Lowe, being shot to death outside a Hollywood nightclub. These people have no regard for the loved ones affected by this tragedy”
He says he understands freedom of the press, but believes they media outlet has crossed the line, “It’s very obvious that the media has no morals and nothing is off limits when it comes to gaining ratings. What they did is wrong and they need to be held accountable. No one wants to see their loved one in this position, having this event viewed by millions of strangers is disgusting. This video needs to be removed and an apology issued to the family and friends.”
As of Sunday at 5 p.m. PT, TMZ continues to host the controversial video on its site.