I don’t often jump into the fray of pop culture, but I have to confess, I think Kanye West is classless. His social skills are suspect and I am disturbed his celebrity means there are kids who look up to him. Or maybe they did.
If you didn’t see his latest antics, you could initially watch the replay on Youtube, but the video has been pulled, I imagine as a result of copyright. At MTV’s Video Music Awards last night, Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech to basically say Beyonce should have won.
Reasons Kanye West should not be a role model:
1) He is a sore loser
2) He is a bully and thinks belittling others is appropriate
3) He clearly doesn’t know when to keep his thoughts to himself
4)He is the disastrous combination of a narcissist and an egomaniac
5) He is wasting an amazing opportunity to focus his talents for good
This is a performer who has a following – there are people who love his music – and he is taking that genuine opportunity to use his celebrity for good and stomping on it.
I’m all for free speech – but there is a LINE. How dare you interrupt anyone when they are accepting an award – let alone a 19 year old. From what I have seen, Taylor is very close to her mom. If I was Taylor’s mom, it would have taken all the restraint I possessed to not jump on that stage and yank him down. Forcibly.
That said, clearly Beyonce is the Anti-Kanye. When she won likely the most coveted award of the night, she remembered her feelings as a teenager at the VMAs and brought Taylor out to have ‘her moment’.
Fortunately, there are Beyonces in the world to overshadow the Kanyes.