Saturday, September 03, 2005

Kanye's Turn Off

"George Bush doesn't care about black people...they've given them permission to go down and shoot us." - Kanye West
How many people turned off the telethon last night when Kanye decided to turn an event to raise money for the hurricane/flood victims into his own soapbox? How much money was lost? There will be plenty of time to blame Bush for this, but not at a fundraiser. Kanye is an Asshat.

Confederate Yankee has more.

Update: I watched the video here. Kayne's not an "Asshat". No, he's a dumbass who cannot string two sentences together if his life depended on it. So I apologize to Mr. West, you're not an asshat, you're a moron.

Update: Here's what Kayne "Tin hat" West said (from the Washington Post):
West: I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it says, "They're looting." You see a white family, it says, "They're looking for food." And, you know, it's been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black. And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I've tried to turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch. I've even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give, and just to imagine if I was down there, and those are my people down there. So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help -- with the way America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way -- and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us!
West: George Bush doesn't care about black people!

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