Kanye West is canceled. He’s been canceled. Whatever is going on with him right now is not pretty, it’s not helpful, it’s not educated, it’s not philosophical, it’s not thought-provoking, and it’s not good. It’s just messy, sad and exhausting. I suspect that most rational people and most non-Deplorables have canceled Kanye at this point. The “Kanye West Brand” is dead. That’s why I’m not doing wall-to-wall coverage of Kanye’s interviews and tweets at this point: because he has destroyed his brand, and because I’m over it. I’d prefer to not give him any more attention unless it’s urgent or supremely gossip-worthy.
Beyond that, let’s give it up for Kim Kardashian for doing the most to distract from Kanye’s mess. She’s been posting nude photos, she’s been posting photos of her children, she’s been giving interviews about her sisters, anything to distract and pull attention. According to Us Weekly, Kim is really worried NOW that people will associate her brand and her politics with her husband’s ignorance and Deplorable politics.
Kim is worried, according to a source: “Kim isn’t mad about [the Trump] tweets. But she’s worried that people will think she shares the same views.”
Why she tweeted about Kanye’s beliefs: “She was worried if she stayed silent, fans would take it as her not having an opinion or agreeing with him…They’ve always had their own opinions and been their own people. This is the Kanye that Kim has always known.”
There’s no drama between Kanye & Kris Jenner: “The reports of him and Kris having explosive fights and Kim being pissed are comical and couldn’t be further from the truth.”
The source believes Kanye is just promoting his album: “He did exactly the same thing the last time he had an album coming out. This is Kanye — this is his thing!”
For what it’s worth, I’m pretty aligned with Kim’s political beliefs. She’s a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton and gave money to Clinton’s campaign. She supported and voted for Obama too. Kim is pro-gun control, pro-Planned Parenthood, pro-choice and pro-LGBTQ rights. She’s not the most liberal person in the world, but she’s definitely left of center. And she doesn’t have the same political beliefs as her husband. Let Kanye own his own sh-t. Hate Kim because she’s trying to distract us from Kanye’s cancellation. But don’t hate her because you think she shares Kanye’s politics. She doesn’t.
As I was writing this, this story popped up though: Kim is talking to Jared Kushner about getting a pardon for a non-violent drug offender. It’s an interesting read.
Kim Kardashian & Jared Kushner have spoken over the phone about a possible pardon for Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense. Kardashian retained several attorneys to help Johnson. https://t.co/A6dNCda3c7
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 2, 2018
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