” They Don’t Care About Us has an edge, and Spike Lee had approached me. It’s a public awareness song, and that’s what he is all about. It’s a protest kind of song - It’s not a racist song, It’s an anti-racist song and I thought he was perfect for it.” - Michael Jackson about choosing Spike Lee to direct the video.
“Michael Jackson didn’t just wear a surgical mask; he had to transform it into a fashion accessory. We bought a surgical mask and cut the pattern from it to make Michael’s silk masks in black and solid jewel tones. After a while I think Michael felt safe behind the mask, so its function evolved to become more of a protective shield.” — Michael Bush