Kanye not so Swift–but typical
Posted by James McPherson on September 15, 2009
Kanye West has apologized to Taylor Swift for his latest outburst, though one of the saddest facts of the whole affair is that West apparently has failed to figure out–even after his antics at other awards shows–that virtually all of the endless awards programs are stupid, a small step above the proliferation of “reality programming” that makes up so much of American television.
For example, how can the “Best Video,” when performed by a woman, not be the “Best Female Video”? (I’ve put both Beyonce’s video and Swift’s video below, and don’t consider either to be particularly noteworthy, let alone among the top videos of all time.)
Barack Obama is right: West is a jackass (though isn’t that the official Democratic symbol?). And Terry Moran and ABC also look like twits. Still, Kanye-style idiocy seems to be rampant, from the U.S. Open to the U.S. Congress.