Whose side are you on? Jimmy Kimmel and Kanye West have been having a bit of a feud lately and now it’s time for the internet to pick sides.
Well, kind of.
Kanye has been trying to justify his Twitter tirade last night by finding people on the internet who agree with him. One of his biggest supporters seems to be Forrest Wickman from Slate.com.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013
Wickman writes: “Kimmel’s bit is lame and unfunny, and depends only on ignorance for laughs. But if you can bear it, it’s worth breaking down piece by piece, because it exemplifies a particularly lazy and pervasive line of thinking about Kanye West.”
West launched his Twitter tirade yesterday after watching one of Jimmy Kimmel’s sketches. The bit features a little kid reenacting Kanye West’s interview with the BBC.
Kimmel responded to West’s rant on his show last night (you can watch the video here) and Kanye didn’t appreciate it. He returned to Twitter today armed with some words from his peers. Kanye quotes Jibril Durimel, a fashion and brand consultant, saying that Kimmel shouldn’t have released the sketch.
COMMENT FROM JIBRIL DURIMEL: “I’m really Against what Jimmy K. did with that parody.” — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013
“Like Kanye said – Finally someone speaks some inspirational and real words that haven’t been exposed in a while and JK comes out with this” — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013
“It’s simple, mediocre dreamers think this is humorous but all Kanye is pretty much saying in the interview is to dream to be the best.” — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013
“A god”. But then he’s made out to be ridiculous for wanting to be at an even higher level of self confidence.” — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013
“Jimmy K. is the EVIL guy trying to keep people in a box and not want more out of themselves. He does this by making fun of real dreamers.” — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013
. @jimmykimmel your low blow comment was uncalled for and shows that you still don’t understand the big time.
— Irving Azoff (@irvingazoff) September 27, 2013
Is that what this is all about? Kanye isn’t a singer who is so disillusioned by his own ego that he can’t understand a joke about fish sticks?
Whose side are you on? Do you think Jimmy Kimmel’s sketch was offensive? Is the late night comedian trying to hold dreamers down?
The Kanye West Jimmy Kimmel feud isn’t finished yet but the comedian did propose one solution on Twitter.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 27, 2013