Damn Kanye, I Did Nazi That Coming

The late registration of a “Black Skinhead.”

Steve QJ

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Source: Rodrigo Ferrari

At some point we need to stop pretending we’re shocked when terrible people do terrible things. Or, as Maya Angelou put it, “when someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.

Roseanne Barr was dressing up as Hitler (and eating lightly charred “Jew cookies”) long before the racist tweet that torpedoed her career.

Chrissy Teigen spent over a decade bullying people (including children) on Twitter before someone thought to ask whether goading a 16-year-old to kill herself might be over the line.

And most recently, Kanye West. A man who’s spent most of his career saying whatever contrarian, brain-dead nonsense that pops into his head has finally gone “death con 3” on whatever goodwill his musical talents afforded him.

Whether it’s suggesting that slavery was a choice, stopping a concert because a wheelchair-using fan didn’t stand up, or his most recent spate of antisemitism, Kanye’s asinine behaviour is one of the few things we can depend on in these uncertain times.

Although, I have to admit, the gimp mask? The anthropomorphised fishing net? The straight-up holocaust denial?!

Oof, I did Nazi that coming.

There’s one more thing that surprised me about Kanye’s antisemitic views; how popular they made him. Ever since embracing his inner Nazi, he’s been on a press tour the likes of which we’ve never seen from him before.

Tucker Carlson, Piers Morgan, Tim Pool, Lex Friedman, Chris Cuomo, Alex Jones, none of these guys invited him onto their shows when he was releasing a new album or dropping a pair of Yeezys or even running for president. But suddenly, they all want to talk to Kanye West.

Hmmm, why could that be?

I mean, if this is a “let’s hear all sides” kind of thing, there must be people who can offer a more coherent defence of antisemitism than Kanye West, right? People who’ve spent so much time smoothing their brains in the talking points and “debating” the shills that it might even require a little effort to debunk them in real time.

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Steve QJ

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