Why aren”€™t more people making fun of Kanye West? Is it because he’s retarded? Who cares? That’s hilarious. On Tuesday, Virgin Airlines told him he should “€œEAD”€ (eat a dick) and added that he’s a “€œdouche.”€ This is interesting because douchebags were designed to clean vaginas and if there’s one thing that should eat a dick it’s a clean vagina. Just kidding, they said nothing of the sort, and quickly apologized to Yeezus “€œfor any offence caused.”€ The original comment was a response to Kanye claiming he deserved a 30 out of 10 for his album instead of the 9 critics had given him. With context, “€œEAD”€ and “€œdouche”€ seem remarkably benevolent.

As a Canadian immigrant by way of Britain, I am constantly surprised by the soft bigotry of low expectations blacks in America are awarded. I don”€™t care about slavery. America got 3% of the slaves Africa sold the New World and Americans lost 650,000 men abolishing the practice (the equivalent of 7M today). I heard they had it rough in America, but where I”€™m from “€œNo Blacks, No Dogs”€ included “€œNo Irish,”€ and they were slaves too. When a black person says something completely insane, I laugh my head off and go, “€œThat’s idiotic.”€ In America, they say, “€œIt’s complicated.”€ So a concussed entertainer such as Kanye West can go gallivanting through life like something out of a children’s book and the response is usually positive.

“€œAmericans laugh at this asshole in polite company, but in public they”€™d much rather kiss his black ass (which he insists he doesn”€™t enjoy).”€

Kanye’s IQ first became an integral part of popular culture when he blurted out that “€œGeorge Bush doesn”€™t care about black people”€ during a Katrina PSA with Mike Meyers in 2005. It was a remarkably naive thing to say considering the National Guard saved a good 50,000 lives during that storm, 17,000 of which were rescued by air. Sure, FEMA screwed up, but that’s big government’s fault. The military and the countless white volunteers were consistently thwarted by black looters and criminals taking advantage of the chaos. The reporting on this event is remarkably left-wing, but we”€™re still hearing stories of blacks raping whites in the Superdome (I also heard locals talk about white rescuers having their boats stolen mid-rescue but can”€™t confirm). George W. Bush called Kanye’s comment an “€œall-time low“€ for his presidency, but today The Huffington Post sees Kanye’s statement as something that “€œstruck a chord”€ with African-Americans and helped pave the way for, I don”€™t fucking know, people whining about what pictures the media uses of Michael Brown? Why does Kanye get a pass? He is an endless fountain of comedy. It doesn”€™t make sense for a free-market economy to deny ourselves this relentless source of joy. He doesn”€™t have Down syndrome. He has Ridiculously Funny syndrome.

West’s prepubescent views on everything Kanye haven”€™t stopped over the past decade, but everyone is too scared to mock him because he’s black and they don”€™t want to be called racist. He’s aware of this, so when his clothing line fails he says it’s because people were too “€œracist“€ to buy his stuff (this from a guy who gets to wear the Confederate flag on his bomber jacket). His clothing line was made up of people wearing brown nylons and strange “€œskin-colored”€ sweatshirts that looked like they were made out of Nazi lampshades. We recently learned that this foolish mistake put him $53 million in the hole and he took to social media to beg Mark Zuckerberg to bail him out to the tune of $1 billion. No word yet on why you get to be $947 million in the black when you screw up that badly. Forbes“€™ two cents is Yeezus might be able to get the money tax-free.

Kanye’s justification for the gift is that Zuckerberg needs to care more about black people. West complains that charities are building schools in Africa without helping black Americans get out of debt to the tune of 17 times what their debt is. Where are the jokes? Sure, Obama called him a “€œjackass,”€ but that’s just as disappointing as George W. Bush caring about the Katrina quote. I don”€™t want presidents commenting on this stuff. (I also don”€™t like Obama going on YouTube to tell a kid named sWooZie that Kendrick Lamar could outrap Drake.) Kanye recently told America that he too will be running for president. Some laughed, but the mainstream media wants you to know that you had better not sleep on this up-and-comer in the national political scene. The New Yorker even likened him to Harry S. Truman.


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