West Needs to Shut Up

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Kanye West is a douche bag.

The rapper declared on Sept. 2 on NBC primetime that George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people.”

Wow.

“I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family, it says they’re looting. See a white family, it says they’re looking for food,” said West.

The network issued a statement apologizing for West’s unscripted comments, saying, “Tonight’s telecast was a live television event wrought with emotion. Kanye West departed from the scripted comments that were prepared for him and his opinions in no way represent the views of the networks.”

On Sept. 9, there was

another celebrity telethon to benefit he victims of Hurricane Katrina, much akin to the 9/11 telethon four years ago, and I was both shocked and appalled to see Kanye West performing “Jesus Walks” not two weeks after his politically incorrect claims on NBC.

Not only that, the imbecile was wearing an extravagant Louis Vuitton sweater, the cost of which could probably have helped out quite a few Katrina victims.

I want to know whose brainchild it was to put West on a live primetime telecast again, with all of America watching, during one of the most tumultuous times this nation has seen since Sept. 11.

Why don’t we just ask him to make more poisonous comments about our president for the whole world to see?

Its’ been no secret that Kanye West hates George W. Bush. At the Live 8 concert back in July, West altered the lyrics to his hit song “All Falls Down;” rapping “Drug dealer buy Jordans/ crack head buy crack/ And George Bush get paid offa all a that.”

Kanye, as well as the rest of the liberal celebrity faction, have every right to hate Bush. That’s fine. I hate Jennifer Love Hewitt. Our pure American freedoms foster free thought and allow us to hate who we want.

But it is, in my opinion, disgraceful that during a time of great sorrow and tragedy that anyone in the public eye take the attention off of the suffering of thousands of their fellow Americans and bring the focus of the nation and the world onto their own emotionally-driven stupidity.

Don’t use an aid concert to air your qualms with our government. Kanye is supposed to be an artist, and artists are supposed ply their craft; not talk smack about people who are far more intelligent than they are.

The most sickening part of the whole NBC debacle, is that some people think Kanye had every right to interrupt an aid concert to air his grievances with the chief executive. I mean, why not? Do what you want. I’m sure that no parent in America had to explain to their confused child that the President really doesn’t hate black people.

You can even buy a t-shirt that says, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”

Thanks guys. That’s really doing a lot to help the people of New Orleans and Mississippi.

Ironically, all this publicity comes right after Kanye’s sophomore album, Late Registration was released to less than tumultuous applause.

Now, I wouldn’t say that Late Registration succumbed to the sophomore slump. It didn’t slump; it plummeted to the ground. 90 percent of the tracks on the album sucked big time.

Whatever happened to nonpolitical celebrities?

Better yet, whatever happened to celebrities that aren’t d-bags?