A video made by the Cleveland Cavaliers and shown Wednesday in the team’s arena shows a fan bodyslamming his girlfriend when he finds out she’s a Chicago Bulls fan. The video’s final seconds show her cuddling with the boyfriend—now wearing a Cavs shirt and holding an ice pack against her head. (The Cavs are playing the Bulls in the playoffs.)
A statement released on Thursday by the Cavs stated that the video "was intended to be a humorous spoof on a popular commercial centered on a song and dance from the classic movie ‘Dirty Dancing.’ While the video was not intended to be offensive, it was a mistake to include content that made light of domestic violence."
"Domestic violence is a very serious matter," the statement continued, "and has no place in a parody video that plays in an entertainment venue. We sincerely apologize to those who have been affected by domestic violence for the obvious negative feelings caused by being exposed to this insensitive video."