Former President George W Bush and Kanye West are finally Seeing Eye to eye. In his soon to be released memoir called “Decisions Point”, Bush described Kanye’s rant at a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina relief on NBC the most disgusting thing of his presidency.
West went of the prepared script back then and stated that “the President doesn’t care about black people”. Bush called the suggestion, that he was a racist, because of the way he responded to Hurricane Katrina an all time low. To my surprise Kanye understands him by referring to his misstep interrupting Taylor Swift’s big moment at the MTV music awards, where he was also called a racist. Kanye says that people are quick to pull the race card and it was more a lack of compassion on both their parts with the President not responding quick enough and him interrupting Swift’s big moment.
I don’t think neither of them lacks compassion nor do they demonstrate racist tendencies. The President had big responsibilities possibly trying to figure out the best response with an administration and several departments, who never had to respond to such a huge disaster. Kanye was trying to stand up for his friend Beyonce. Say about him what you want! I kind of like that he isn’t a phony, wears his heart on his sleeve and states what on his mind. If Kanye truly believed that Beyonce was robbed then he took the first chance to correct it. Of course it was rude and obnoxious but at the other hand it seems a bit sweet to defend someone he likes. I definitely don’t think, that it required such harsh judgment and outrage which lasted for a year. Of course when it happened I was outraged just like everyone else but after a couple days that should have slipped on everyone’s back burner but it never did.
Anyway the moral of the story is that If two unlikely people like former President Bush and Kanye West understand each other or get each other for once, then I am sure that I can agree to disagree with a whole lot of people I don’t get too.
Edit Update on November 10th: President Bush accepted Kanye apology. You can see it here.