Boycotting Kanye And Is He Taking a Break?Published by Runteldat on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 12:00 am.
Kanye West continues to feel the fury from the world over his antics at the VMA’s.
It seems everyone and their aunty as something to say about Kanye West this week. No seriously even my aunt sent a text asking me what the hell was wrong with ‘Ye.
And now others are joining in on the fray.
Donald Trump has called for a boycott of all things Kanye “so this kind of thing doesn’t happen again.” And Donald doesn’t think his outburst had anything to do with Beyonce per se.
He said, “He couldn’t care less about Beyonce. It was grandstanding to get attention.”
This is the same man who disrespected Rosie O’Donnell. Besides, Kanye is a true Beyonce stan. Next.
Papa Joe Jackson chimed in with:
“I don’t know what he was doing, he jumped up on stage and snatched that microphone out of that poor girl’s hand. They should blackball him out of show business for that. He just leapt up there, that was bad.
I had just gotten through speaking to him, he was introducing me to his girlfriend, and then three minutes later he jumped up on stage. And people booed Kanye all night.”
I have three words for Joe Jackson: Ranch House Records.
If that weren’t enough editor of the New York Post’s PopWrap have called for a year long ban of Kanye West.
In a press release, Ryan Brockington and Jarett Wieselman wrote:
“This is just the latest in a long line of ridiculously overblown antics we’ve been treated to by the rapper and we here at PopWrap have had enough. Sure he apologized, but now he needs to atone. Feel free to link metaphorical arms with us and boycott the blowhard. Prove to Kanye that his abhorrent actions have consequences! So have a nice life Kanye, because we’re not interested anymore.”
Has the New York Post ever atoned for any of the salacious, sometimes racist, a little bit sexist comments made over the years? I thought so.
As wrong as Kanye West was, aren’t these calls for boycotts a bit extra?
And if things weren’t bad enough for the dude who should’ve kept his self in his seat, now President Obama has chimed in. Apparently he made an “off the record” remark to an ABC reporter that was then tweeted (how professional) in which he called Kanye a “jackass.”
Even if it’s true, shouldn’t he talking about health care reform or something? There’s no such thing as an “off the record” remark when you’re President. He could’ve said that talk when he got home to Michelle.
I can only imagine how Kanye must feel right now. He’s definitely still wrong, but he’s got everyone from random two hit wonders to the leader of the free world clowning him.
At least he knows he did wrong. On The Jay Leno Show Kanye said:
“I don’t try to justify it because I was just in the wrong. That’s period. But I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyze how I’m going to make it through the rest of this life, how I’m going to improve. Because I am a celebrity, and that’s something I have to deal with. And if there’s anything I could do to help Taylor in the future or help anyone, I’d like — you know, I want to live this thing.”
Kanye appeared on the debut of The Jay Leno Show last night (what a huge debut for Jay Leno!), emotional and seeming extremely regretful. When Leno asked what his mother would think of the incident, West clammed up and on the verge of tear. “I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyze how I’m going to make it through the rest of this life, how I’m going to improve.” He received a good response from the audience — let’s see if this will be some helpful damage control.
‘Ye performed “Run This Town” with Jay-Z and Rihanna, her first television appearance in months.