Kanye Part 2...
I know that I wrote about Kanye’s somewhat fly-off-the-handle behaviour a week ago, but I needed to comment on his latest antic.
On a televised program for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Kanye was up to his outspoken self. Straying away from his script on the teleprompter, he looked into the camera and said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” A shocked Mike Myers, who was standing beside him, just stared at him and didn’t say a word. Needless to say, the network heads were not impressed.
Kanye’s outburst was very explosive, but under the circumstances, I agree with him.
The hurricane disaster happened a week ago, and George Bush only set foot in the state three days after the tragedy. Images of disaster were depicted on every channel; it wasn’t like he didn’t know what was happening in his own country. It seemed like he chose to delay going to Louisiana to the very last possible moment. Maybe his reasoning was because 90% of the images that were on tv were of helpless black victims. Would his reaction been any different if the victims were non-black??? I’m just saying…
I hate to speak of race, but the blacks in New Orleans are portrayed in such an ugly light. They are seen as poor, destitute, looters that are living like savages, and other victims are portrayed differently.
I know that I condemned Kanye for being too hot headed, but in this case, I agree with him. People are dying, people are in danger, people are helpless and something needs to be done. He has called attention to the biased slant that the media and taken, also on the ridiculously late response of George Bush. I support you, Kanye!