My Response to the Kanye West Disability Debacle

September 15, 2014 4:23 PM

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My Response to the Kanye West Disability Debacle

I was scrolling through my social media feeds Saturday afternoon, when I tripped over the headline: "Kanye West Yells at Wheelchair-Bound Concertgoer to Stand." My issues with use of "wheelchair-bound" notwithstanding (seriously?), I continued reading. We all know that Mr. West makes his money off portraying himself as an egotistical, narcissistic douche-nozzle -- that's his schtick. I get it.

He asked all his fans to stand so he could perform his next hit. When he realized that two fans were Persons with Disabilities (one even going so far as to wave their prosthetic leg as proof -- hilarious), he halted the concert so that his security could confirm this, saying that the only way you we...

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