Twitter Tuesday: Kanye Against the World
Here at Magick Sandwich, we enjoy Twitter but often wonder: what is it good for? Like a Twinkie, it's engineered to be tasty but goes right to our mental thighs. But its injudicious use by a journalist has just proven Twitter's intrinsic social value in our eyes.
It was the tweet heard 'round the world: Terry Moran of ABC reported that President Obama called Kanye West a "jackass" for his behavior at the MTV Video Music Awards. He deleted it minutes later but as any Twitterer who's written something regrettable knows, he couldn't delete it from the public cache. For now, the original can still be seen here. Even if the Twitter gods remove it, it's been retweeted so many times that it will live on in cyberspace forever.
Whether it was meant to be off the record or not, Obama's assessment was the cold, hard bitch slap that West so richly deserved. Most of the time, events are blown out of proportion and don't deserve our attention. (See Sacha Baron Cohen's bare-assed stunt with Eminem at the MTV Movie Awards if you feel like wasting a minute of your life.)
There are rumors swirling that Kanye's bad behavior was staged, too. But I'd be surprised if anyone, even the idiots at MTV, thought this would be funny. The video clip has already been pulled from youTube but is still on view at MTV's site: Kanye West being a jackass to Taylor Swift at the VMA Awards. It will make your jaw drop and your heart ache for Taylor Swift, whose moment in the spotlight was marred by this moron.
I don't know what possessed me to want to chide the hip hop douchebag for simply being himself. It turns out there are a lot of Kanye Wests on Twitter. (My favorite is Gay Fish Kanye.) So I wrote to him on FaceBook instead. You can, too.
There's only one way to know for sure if I reached the real Kanye. He won't be able to keep his mouth shut.
P.S. Check out Kanye Ruins Patrick Swayze's Last Goodbye at celebjihad.com. (Link courtesy of thinkinfu)
Another stupid Kanye utterance captured by the Sandwich:
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