Sunday, December 25, 2011
Kanye Loses the Definition of Irony
If you attend an Occupy Wall Street protest with bodyguards, have a spokesperson in the form of a multi-millionaire (who even wrote a book on it), and happen to perform songs that worship the excesses of capital, I believe it is safe to say the definition of irony is lost on you.
Kanye West apparently, if the video is to be believed, did not want to make a statement (I'm not sure he'd know what to say), but his mouthpiece made it known that West offers spiritual support of the movement. I'm not sure what that means, but I think it means West thought it may make an interesting photo op.
Love or hate the protesters, you have to admit that Kanye making an appearance there is the height of stupidity. Even moreso than Jay Z making shirts about the movement. Kanye looks befuddled and sometimes scared. It's like he didn't know what he was getting into and feared that at any second people would start chanting in unison at him.
Stay home, West. Stay in your mansion and write your songs. It's better for everyone. Yes, you've looked like a dope countless other times, but this one sort of takes the cake. What's next? A tree sit. Come to think of it ...