Kanye West doesn’t seem to like it when people have things to say about his thoughts, words, actions or just the way he lives his life in general, but if he’s going to discriminate against people at his own concerts, he better be ready to take some well-earned criticism.
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After publicly humiliating those who are now undoubtedly former fans of his at a concert in Sydney, Australia, late last week, West and his ever-loyal spouse were quick to pass the blame. But writer, Harshada Rajani, isn’t about to let West off the hook so easy and she penned an open letter that very aptly put into words what the rest of the non-insensitive population is thinking.
“I wanted to sincerely thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the strength and character you showed at your concert in Syndey,” Rajani writes in her letter published in a Huffington Post blog of the scene West caused when he stopped his concert because two disabled fans were physically unable to stand up to salute his serenade. “I mean, who wouldn’t call a security detail on the delinquent concert-goers to verify their disability status?” she says.
Rajani, whose bio on Huffington Post states she suffered a vertebral artery dissection which led to a brainstem stroke at age 23 and spent several months completely paralyzed from head to toe, is not about to let West and his wife, Kim Kardashian, get away with blaming West’s disgusting insensitivity on media outlet coverage, as they have already tried to do. “Your unabashed offensiveness victimized two people, but clearly, you are the victim in all of this!” she writes. “Like you said, you are just a target; you did nothing wrong! There is no video that clearly shows you totally humiliating and patronizing two of your loyal fans, while a whole entire stadium laughs at and taunts them. Oh wait… there are numerous videos that show exactly that. In fact, media outlets like E! News and MTV News have euphemistically portrayed this as an ‘awkward moment’ or ‘misunderstanding.’ So wait, the media has actually been much nicer to you than the ugly truth of the video. Mr. West, with all due respect, I don’t think this argument is working anymore.”
Rajani makes an excellent point. West has blamed paparazzi for his violent outbursts, he’s blamed the general public for being social media inept and not understanding that Kardashian is “a legend,” he’s blamed Louis Vuitton for not “realizing his power” and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. How many times can Kardashian and West act in such a despicable manner and blame someone else? And as for Kardashian’s excuse that West #JustWantedEveryoneToHaveAFunNight, considering that fans already footed the bill for his inflated ticket prices, one would think it’s up to the concert goer to dictate what is and what isn’t a fun night.
“By the way, I’m in a wheelchair and though I can stand, I wouldn’t waste even half a breath of energy standing up for you,” Rajani closes her letter.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.