Monday, September 14, 2009

Paging Dr. Freud

In a roomful of megalomaniacs, just what kind of behavior is off-limits?

These people aren't like you and I. They're damaged, needy folk who've spent their entire lives devising new ways to capture the attention of others. Ironically, the "others" (whose attention they seek), are worthless in their eyes.

Should we be surprised when one of them behaves like a petulant child?

Kanye West isn't clear on this fact: the image of a drunken black man physically seizing the microphone from a blond, white woman while she's delivering a speech only fuels racial stereotypes.

As it turns out, the man who once told a post-Hurricane Katrina national audience "George Bush doesn't care about black people," is every bit as tone-deaf as "W."

FYI, Kanye: your world is a world driven by profits, not art. It's in your industry's interests to constantly develop new stars, regardless of their talent. This way, lots of different people in L.A. can get rich. It's all a game, only it's played with real money.

Later in the show, Beyoncé invited Taylor Swift back onstage to reclaim her moment. Even from one megalomaniac to another, you've got to appreciate this moment.

Sisters are looking out for each other. Across racial lines. Thanks, Kanye, for making my gender look aggressive, desperate and pathetic.

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