6 Reasons Why We’re Tired Of Hearing About George W. Bush & Kanye West
Unless you’ve been hiding under a proverbial rock—in which case, show us where it is so we can hide, too—you’ve no doubt spent the last week listening to and reading a damn-near countless number of news stories revolving around George W. Bush and Kanye West.
First, Dubya told Matt Lauer that he was offended by Kanye’s 2005 assertion that he “doesn’t care about black people.” He actually went as far as to say that that was the single worst memory of his Presidency. Then, Kanye responded by saying that because of the Taylor Swift incident that took place at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, he understood how W felt when some people questioned why he’d say that was such a big deal to him. ‘Ye attempted to go on the Today show to tell Lauer himself and to apologize—and then got really upset when Lauer asked him questions about it. And then Bush said he accepted Kanye’s apology. And then…well, we hope it’s over there—but we’re pretty sure one of them is gonna apologize to other one again soon.
Um, is this like the worst soap opera ever or what? At some point last week, we tried tuning it out but more and more stories kept coming out about it. So we decided to get in on the action (hey, if ya can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, right?!) and come up with a list of reasons that we’re tired of hearing these two talk about their feelings towards one another. Hey, fellas: Knock it off already!
1. George W. Bush isn’t the President anymore; he’s just another guy with a book.
Okay, so we’ll admit that, at first, we were sorta intrigued by the back-and-forth going on between Dubya and Kanye. It really sounded like Kanye had the ear of a very powerful man. Then we realized that Bush was using one of the biggest rappers on the planet to get a little extra attention for a book that he’s got coming out. If he was soooooo hurt by Kanye back in ’05, why didn’t he say something back then? Right. Because there was no financial gain in that. SMH.
2. There are better ways for Kanye to get publicity.
Just like Dubya is using ‘Ye to publicize his book, ‘Ye is using Dubya to publicize his name, which will in turn help sell his new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. That’s all well and good, but as we’ve seen over the course of the last week, just about anything that Kanye does right now is gonna get him publicity. So, go sing on a plane, dude. Or go on a Twitter rant. Or hug Kim Kardashian. These things will get you press just as quickly as trading quips with a former President will—and they won’t be nearly as annoying.
3. We’re not 100 percent sure what you guys are even going back and forth about anymore.
When Dubya said that Kanye calling him a racist was the worst moment of his Presidency, it was relatively newsworthy. We’re talking about the former President of the United States of America, after all. Everything after that just confused us, though. Kanye’s whole “my incident with Taylor Swift was just like George W. Bush’s response to me” thing didn’t make much sense. And now it just seems like you two are just working towards hugging it out at some point or something. Is it really necessary?
4. The bromance that’s developing is taking away from the other 511 pages in Bush’s book.
In case you got the wrong idea from the whole W/Kanye thing, there were other things that went on during Bush’s Presidency. Like wars! And terrorism! And economic meltdowns! Unfortunately, we’re not really sure if he talks about any of that in the book or not, because all we keep hearing about is this stupid Kanye thing!
5. It’s also not changing our opinion on George W. Bush’s Presidency.
Just because Dubya and Kanye are ready to make peace now, five years after ‘Ye called him out on national TV, doesn’t mean we’re suddenly going to say, “Hey, ya know what? Dubya was a great President! He handled the Hurricane Katrina aftermath so well!” No matter what they say now, Dubya did botch that whole incident and, if he had to go back and do it again, we’re pretty sure Kanye would say the same exact thing to get his point across. So, why apologize now?
6. There must be more important political stories out there right now.
Anyone that followed all of the elections that happened less than 10 days ago is thinking, ‘Did my vote really count?’ right about now. Because all those political stories have taken a back seat to this one. Let’s move past this whole story and get back to the things that really matter. Or, at the very least, something that doesn’t evolve two egotistical dudes exchanging pleasantries and trying to end a beef that didn’t really matter in the first place. Good grief.