No, Kanye West, Dealing With Paparazzi is NOT The Same as What Blacks Faced in The Civil Rights Struggle
Kanye West must be determined to have everyone in the universe despise him, because it’s almost as if he’s hired writers to compose offensive stuff. His latest came during a deposition obtained by TMZ, wherein the rap star unbelievably demeans what Civil Rights advocates faced a half century ago by comparing their struggle to his dealings with aggressive photographers.
“I mean in the ’60s people used to hold up ‘Die N****r’ signs when my parents were in the sit-ins also.” Goldberg asks if he equates the struggle of blacks in the past with celebrities today and Kanye says, “Yes, 100 … I equate it to discrimination. I equate it to inequalities.”
“We, as group of minorities here in L.A., as celebrities have to ban together to influence guys like this — guys trying to take the picture, guys trying to get the big win, guys trying to get the check.”
It’s breathtakingly ignorant of West to even entertain such a thought, but it’s not surprising. Remember when he appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show and stared at the host like a crazed serial murderer? Or when he said he was going to buy his own island to get away from racism? I’m thinking he might be stranded on an island of his own insanity.