Oscar Pistorius’ psychologist Dr Löre Hartzenberg has responded angrily to a new music video by local Zef group Die Antwoord‚ accusing them of doing anything to make money out of the “tragedy“.
Die Antwoord shocked fans and critics recently when the music video for their latest single Banana Brain seemed to poke fun at Oscar’s shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Responding to the video‚ Dr Löre Hartzenberg took to Twitter to lambaste the group for the video.
Reposting a link to a Times Live article on the video‚ Dr Löre wrote: “Anything to make money out of the tragedy of Oscar and Reeva. Shame on Die Antwoord. Shame on you.”
She went on tolabel the artists as “a music group that will do anything to be controversial to sell their music.”
Speaking to You magazine‚ Dr Löre called the video “totally unacceptable and inappropriate.”
“To me it is totally unacceptable and inappropriate. It blurs the lines and I don’t believe that they have the reputation to take on something like this‚” she said.
She said that the video has the potential to create even more hatred in a case that is already a powder keg of emotions.
“I’m not saying that art needs to be put into boxes‚ but a video like this can stir up hate. There are already so many irrational thoughts and feelings involved in this case – nobody is sitting on the fence. Everyone has an opinion‚” she added.
Dr Löre Hartzenberg examined Oscar prior to his trial and also testified during the court case.