Anyone else catch this on NBC’s Concert for Hurricane Relief?
The man that said it was on camera with Michael Myers. I didn’t recognize him. Did you?
Video can be found at Zebrality
Looks like I heard something different, the quote being reported is:
“George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” West said. “They’re saying black families are looting and white families are just looking for food…they’re giving the (Army) permission to shoot us.”
It’s great that NBC’s lawyer needed to state the obvious;
“….his opinions in no way represent the views of the networks. “
Like PBCLiberal stated, if West’s opinions did or the lawyers didn’t have to state the obvious, the network might actually have a fighting chance against cable, Fox, netflix, and your nephew’s video blog.
West’s comments definitely didn’t “ruin” the show, his authentic, unscripted comments they made it worth talking about. This post and all the others linked to in wouldn’t exist otherwise. Nor would I have known who Kayne West is or how he really feels about how the Katrina is being handled. Kudos for West for sticking his neck out. Shame on NBC for not understanding that unscripted is far more valuable and interesting than poorly written cue cards.
But if NBC doesn’t want viewers talking about them, I’m happy to not tune into them.
iFilm has the video also. I’ve corrected the title of this post to accurately reflect West’s comment. Though I’m starting to question the decision of changing this post’s title. Seems Liz Vang and He’ll Quit the Game” also heard “hates”.