Kanye West is a dick.
Now that’s probably true, but I have… okay now that I remember the Taylor Swift incident, yes definitely true. BUT, I have a feeling that he’s perceived to be much more dickish than he actually is.
Before I lose you, I’m using this as a mere example of why everything you know is wrong and will get to more valid, non-Kanye points later on and yes I know this blog shares the same title as one of Weird Al’s best songs ever.
I read a headline along the lines of “Kanye West demands guest in wheelchair stands up”. Now.. that is generally true, however, after reading the story, it turns out Kanye didn’t know that the person was disabled. People still look over this fact as Kanye was such a dick for stopping the show and demanding that everyone in the arena must stand up before he continues (personally I would have Rosa Parks’ed that demand. I paid YOU money for YOU to sing and dance while I sit here and be comfortable. If I stand I want some financial compensation as now I’m helping Mr. West with his performance… Have I lost you? I’ve lost myself….
Anyway.. based on the headline I thought, “Kanye told someone in a wheelchair to stand up?! Wow.. I totally believe that. What a fucking asshole.” Upon reading the story however, a security guard or posse member or cohort of some kind approached the Rosa Parker and relayed to Kanye the wheelchair message to which Kanye replied “Oh, okay that’s fine!” and he continued his performance. So while yes, Kanye demanded the wheelchair-bound person to stand up, he didn’t know that that was the case when he asked/demanded/ordered. The headline was misleading BUT, since it sounded so absurd, I read the article. SO it was a successful headline, thus: business. marketing. success.
And that’s the point I’d like to make here. Business.
I don’t trust the news. The attitude that I see from most every political pundit is a stern, matter-of-fact, end-of-the-world tone that seems to be pretty consistent every single day.
::Break for a couple hours::
Okay I’m done.. there’s a point I’d like to make eventually about how as long as the news companies keep requiring advertisements to survive, in other words, they NEED high ratings to survive, then you can hardly trust the severity of every single issue they address with such life-threatening concern. 24-hour news should be illegal and should only be governmentally subsidized so they don’t doctor up lame stories to seem more interesting than they actually are and especially so they don’t compete for ratings and therefore might as well state matter-of-fact information without the grandiose emotional manipulation. Does such a place exist? I don’t know, probably, but I’m just not into that sort of thing.
To be continued.