When even Hitler disses Kanye West, its fairly obvious that his rabid outburst at MTV's Video Music Awards
was as low rank as one could get. Getting chastised by the entire World
Wide Web is not an easy task, but apparently a challenge Mr. West
thought he was up for! When the portrait of an artist becomes 'vitriol gone viral,' what's a rap star to do?
Kanye West and HennessyAfter swigging down his bottle of Hennessy, and storming the stage to cast an appalling shadow over Ms.Taylor Smith's moment in the sun, his ill-thought out diatribe was even blasted by the President of the United States. In an LA Times report, Terry Moran an ABC reporter said he overheard the president call Kanye West a "jackass" which he then tweeted throughout the Twitterverse.
In a hilarious YouTube Video, Hitler is so infuriated by the news, he calls out West as a "heartless" hack, plus several other expletives (X-rated video is subtitled for your viewing pleasure):
Is it any wonder why Kanye wasn't invited to Obama's healthcare speech in his joint session before Congress last week?
Twitter buzz tracker Trendrr recorded 300,000 "Kanye" tweets in the hour following West's stage crash, and Mashable social media blogger Pete Cashmore immediately announced the incident as the VMA’s “YouTube Moment,” that “shareable event, perhaps staged — that’s guaranteed to be at the top of YouTube and Digg by the morning (not to mention all the sharing on Facebook and Twitter).”
Based on this current controversy, coupled with West's other infamous outbursts at previous award shows, I think West might want to give Chris Brown a call and see if the two of them can get a joint discount at the nearest 'anger management' institution! (and once they've enrolled and are locked-up, hopefully someone on staff will throw away the key!)
Chris Brown & Kanye West - Cut From The Same Cloth!
Vitriol gone viral is not a trend exclusive to Mr. West. It is a consequence of the immediacy and transparency of the social media age we live in. Ironically, it's our new watchdog commenting and critiquing on society's misconduct. No longer is the unacceptable behavior of our celebrities and politicians allowed to go unchecked, without the whole world weighing in. Damage control in a world where vitriol goes viral daily is much harder to enforce than ever before. The court of public opinion is paramount in this social media space, and cases like Kanye West and Chris Brown are just two out of the multitude of blips flickering on our real-time radar screen!