Kanye West has had a lot of controversies that you may have forgotten.
From his infamous boycott of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards To embrace it earlier than before President Trump and his “Make America Great Again” agenda, the artist, designer, and entrepreneur is perhaps best known for being a provocateur.
The latest calls to cancel West, who legally changed his name to Ye, may be the most intense yet.
After he wore and appeared “White Lives Matter” (the Anti-Defamation League classifies the phrase as a “hate slogan” used by white supremacist groups, including the Ku Klux Klan) in his last clothes Paris fashion showThere was a new outcry against the West.
“Kanye’s actions are very dangerous and irresponsible. I don’t care how great his music is, we have to stop supporting someone who uses his platform irresponsibly,” TV host, professor and former CNN commentator Marc Lamont-Hill Posted on social media.
Another vulnerability surfaced earlier this week, when West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were restricted for violating policies following posts that were criticized as anti-Semitic. Days later, it was announced that his episode of the series was on YouTube, “The Shop: Uninterrupt.” He would not be released because he used his appearance to “repeat more hate speech and very ugly stereotypes.”
This has led some to suggest that West’s career has fallen apart and there is no turning back from it all. But this is not necessarily the case:
Despite all the talk of “cancellation culture,” we now live in an age where bad behavior, especially by public figures, is causing all the rage — until it doesn’t.
We don’t just live in a society that moves fairly quickly from scandal to scandal, with the racism and cruelty of others who no longer live in the shadows.
So, while many people have condemned West for his actions and comments, there are many who support both because they agree with him.
Then there is the fame factor.
The power of the stars has only increased in recent years, especially since social media fosters a sense of intimacy between artists and their followers.
Robin Jeevan, the Washington Post’s chief traveling critic, said: recently wrote.
“And every time he says something inexplicable or cruel, we back off as if we were shocked all over again, as if it wasn’t terrible before,” she continued. “We respond as if we believe fame is a preventive for awful behavior, and that those who know they are being watched will aim to be on their best behavior rather than using all that attention as a temptation to act.”
West has been very clear about his admiration for Trump, and it looks like both men are Share the connection policy.
West recently said in an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he “really started feeling this need to express myself on another level when Trump was running for president and I loved him.”
West said he was warned about supporting Trump, saying Carlson told him that “my career is going to end, and my life is going to end.”
Instead, West has gained new fans from the same people who also support the former president.
After the conservative author and an act! Brigitte Gabriel, the founder of America, tweeted about her support for the West, one of her followers replied“I was judging him so harshly. I find new respect for him now.”
It has long been debated whether one can embrace art without the artist’s support. West has a history of coming out to the winning side in this question.
There were calls for West boycott in 2018 after comments he made about the history of slavery in the United States.
“When you hear about 400 years of slavery,” West said during an interview with TMZ. “For 400 years? That sounds like a choice.”
However, after a month, All seven tracks on his album “Ye” debuted on Billboard’s Top 40 . chart.
There have been several other controversies since then that haven’t prevented West from achieving collective success with his counterpart Fashion lines and sports shoes.
And during the West He ended his relationship with Gap In September and Adidas Putting their partnership with him under reviewentered the public consciousness nearly two decades ago through music that people will likely keep coming back to.
West’s first words in his first song, “Across the Wire,” might, later, be insightful: “They can’t stop me from rapping, can they?”