December 12, 2018

Making Kanye Great Again

“While Kanye is enthusiastically spouting quotes from the Breitbart comment section, and wearing the red hat, he’s never actually said anything of substance when it comes to his controversial political stance, other than vague statements about “love.”

When Jimmy Kimmel famously asked Kanye a slightly difficult question regarding his support for Trump, the show instantly cut to commercial break and never returned to the topic. Kanye’s silence said it all; he doesn’t really know why he supports Trump, other than he likes how much attention it attracts.

In our South Park-ish era, Trump is the only syllable that guarantees sustained attention. And Kanye’s too media-savvy to simply condemn the President; everybody in Hollywood already does that, and it doesn’t make the slightest ripple.

Kanye likes to make waves, and he aims for a tsunami, but it’s become an increasingly impossible task. He already waved off the horrific legacy of slavery as a “choice” (the month before his album, Ye, dropped). What is he supposed to say now? Sadly for him, he’s allowed to say the N-word, so what other controversial opinions can he shoot into the Twittersphere?”

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