Hip-hop star and entertainment media icon Kanye West infuriated the left-wing establishment over the weekend when he hopped on Twitter and came out as a fiery Trump supporter.
West, who notably spent a considerable amount of time calling former President George W. Bush a racist in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, has apparently had a change of heart when it comes to Republican leaders. Early on in his hyped up social media rampage, West credited black conservative Candace Owens for opening his eyes to new ways of thinking, and continued lamenting left-wing talking points over the course of the rest of the week.
Perhaps the only thing that was more entertaining than West’s outing as a Trump supporter was the media’s reaction to it. In a hilarious display of irony and utter cultural disconnect, the left-leaning New Yorker magazine put the tweets under a triggered microscope in a column titled “How Should We Think About Kanye West’s Tweets?”
The discourse was even more heated on Twitter itself, with scores of users lambasting the rapper for allegedly betraying his fans — presumably under the assumption that many of them are black. But, Kanye wasn’t alone. Rushing to his defense was fellow black hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper, who tweeted that “black people don’t have to be democrats.”
It’s important for the conservative movement to understand this development for what it is — an unexpected cultural shift with significant entertainment value. Welcoming the same person who famously interrupted a music award show because he didn’t like the result as a thought leader for the American right is obviously problematic. Nevertheless, having a popular celebrity onboard to shatter the image of conservatives as being cultural puritans who are incapable of having any fun in life is supremely overdo.
Of course, the best part about this is the inability of the mainstream media to accept this defection from a popular black person. Check out what conservative YouTuber Mark Dice had to say about the situation below.
~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter