Sunday, September 20, 2009

In Defense of Kanye

Plenty of people have recently lined up to bash Kanye West over his interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. Even the President of the United States called him a "jackass." Kanye's poor judgement in this matter is indisputable. What is disputable, however, is the blogosphere's chatter of Kanye being "ghetto" and racist.

Why, just look at the menacing stare of Kanye and his angry ghetto posse. Quick! Hide your wallets!

Racist? We're talking about a guy who grew up in the suburbs. A guy who has more in common with the indie music world than the rap world. A guy who has raised eyebrows in the rap community for speaking out against homophobia. A guy who admits to listening to rock music more than rap and whose favorite band is the Red Hot Chili Peppers. A guy who has collaborated musically with the likes of Chris Martin of Coldplay, Daft Punk, 30 Seconds To Mars, and other notable honkeys.

Yes, Kanye is guilty of quite a bit that gets the gossip rags buzzing, but being ghetto and racist, I must say, is quite laughable.

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