Cavaliers Address Widely-Criticized Domestic Violence Promo Skit

(STORYFUL) - During the Cleveland Cavaliers' game against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night, a short video promo played at a timeout. Normally, most people outside of the game wouldn't think twice about a Cavaliers' promo, but this particular video contained a skit between a couple that seemed to make light of domestic violence: one was a Cavs' fan and the other, a Bulls' fan.

The couple attempted to reenact that classic lift scene from Dirty Dancing, however, instead of catching and lifting his girlfriend, like in the iconic scene, the man throws his girlfriend against a wall.

Considering the prevalence of domestic violence problems within in professional sports, the video did not play over well once it may its way to YouTube. The Cavaliers quietly removed the video from their video channel on Vimeo amid the flack, however, a scrape of the video made its way to YouTube and has since been widely circulated.

The Cavaliers have since issued a statement that in part, reads:

"During a timeout at last night's Cavaliers vs. Bulls playoff game at The Q in Cleveland, we ran a 1-minute in-arena video that 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."

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