Who cancelled Kanye West? Here’s why it’s unlikely to occur



You might not remember all of the controversies that Kanye West has been involved with.


The artist, designer, and businessman is likely most known for being a provocateur, from his controversial interruption of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards to his early backing of former President Trump and his “Make America Great Again” campaign.


The most vocal protests against Ye, who legally changed his name to West, have recently taken place.


There was a new backlash against him because he donned and displayed “White Lives Matter” clothing in his recent Paris fashion show (The Anti-Defamation League classifies the phrase as a “hate slogan” used by White supremacist groups, including the Ku Klux Klan).


Kanye’s behaviour is just so reckless and hazardous. No of how good his music is, we ought to stop backing someone who abuses their platform,” Marc Lamont Hill is a TV personality, lecturer, and former CNN analyst.


Another flashpoint occurred earlier this week when West’s Instagram and Twitter accounts were suspended for breaking rules after comments that were labelled as antisemitic. Days later, it was revealed that his presence on the YouTube series “The Shop: Uninterrupted” was used “to regurgitate more hate speech and very unpleasant stereotypes,” therefore the programme would not air.


Some have concluded from this that West’s career is irreparably damaged and cannot be salvaged. But here’s why it isn’t true:


Indication of the time

We now live in a time where terrible behaviour, especially by famous individuals, garners all the anger – until it doesn’t, despite all the talk of “cancel culture.”


In addition to the fact that racism and other forms of cruelty to others are no longer hidden, our culture also goes rather swiftly from scandal to scandal.


Therefore, even though many have criticised West for his deeds and remarks, many also support them since they concur with him.

The Trump effect

West has been very clear about his admiration for Trump, and the two men do seem to share an approach to communication.


West recently said in an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he “started to really feel this need to express myself on another level when Trump was running for office and I liked him.”

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