It’s not usual for those in the spotlight to make unusual or highly political statements. But sometimes, one of those statements can go just a little too far.
Personally, I am not a fan of his music. But that is another topic for another blog post.
However, his comments about abolishing the 13th amendment make me wonder if he is not all there, or if he is just shooting off his mouth simply to sell more copies of his new album.
If he is not all there, then he should be receiving help. However, if this is just another publicity stunt to sell his album, then it makes me wonder if he is truly aware of the history of African-Americans in the United States. Before I go any further, I must state that I am not African-American and cannot see through the eyes/experiences of someone who is. But I am still offended never the less.
His statement bothers me for two reasons. The first reason is that he has young fans who are impressionable. The second reason is that this statement is utterly ignorant of American history. If slavery of African-Americans still existed, Kanye West, like his brethren, would be a slave. He would not be seen as a human being, but a material possession to be bought and sold at will. He would be denied all legal rights and would not even be counted as an individual when counted in the census.
There are some who use their fame for good. They want to make the world a better place. Kanye West is not one of these people.