Talk:Kanye West

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Why is Kanye West alt-right again? TheEOE (talk) 03:05, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Well, as long as he still likes "fish sticks". ;) And yes, this is obligatory: Chair tater (talk) 09:52, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
I personally don't feel that Kanye is bigoted, regressive, or authoritarian enough for the alt-right label to truly apply to him. Crazy? Yes. Irrational? Definitely. But a Nazi? Not likely. After he came out in support of Trump, Kanye has said in interviews that he doesn't really care that much about Trump's policies and is more concerned with his populist image and sway over the public. Asthis summary of his most recent interview explains:

Kanye feels like Donald Trump winning against the odds is something that he can relate too. [sic] He continues to state that racism isn’t a deal breaker for him supporting Trump. “If racism was a deal breaker for me, I wouldn’t live in America.” He defends his point of view by saying that he has love for Obama, but his fascination with Trump lies within his obsession with people telling someone they can’t do something, only to pull it off. When Charlamagne [the interviewer] tells Kanye that his own mother would not respect his views on Trump, ‘Ye is left speechless for a moment. A rare sight. He then says that he’s allowed to have different views than his mother, although you can tell the statement deeply affected him.

So, in short, I don't think Kanye's really a member of the alt-right. He's severely mentally unstable and horrifically misinformed and misguided, but not alt-right.NotYourAverageBoN (talk) 17:12, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
[1] some wild shit from Kanye's lawyers.RipCityLiberal (talk) 17:24, 11 August 2020 (UTC)