“Then Kanye said that Democrats broke up black families with welfare and that slavery’s not real,” Davidson said. “You know how wrong about politics you need to be for like me to notice? Do you know how annoying that is? Like Kanye is a genius, but a musical genius. Like Joey Chestnut is a hot dog-eating genius, but I don’t want to hear Joey Chestnut’s opinions about things that aren’t hot dog-related.”
Two things pop out:
- If Kanye is wrong, maybe explain how?
- So if someone’s not an expert on something, they should shut up about it?
Pete, you’re ostensibly a comedian. So by your own logic, you should also shut up about anything not comedy related.
LeBron James should shut up about anything not basketball related.
Colin Kaepernick should shut up about anything not football related.
Taylor Swift should shut up about anything not music related. Ditto Eminem, T.I., Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Michael Stipe, Snoop Dogg, and everyone else.
Hey, your logic there, Petey boy, not mine.
So speak up! It’s your right and your duty as a public figure and an artiste to speak truth to power and blah blah blah! As long as you’re a progressive. Otherwise, sit down and shut up, boy, or we’ll disappear your career.
Pete Davidson has a goddamn tattoo of Hilary Clinton on his body! But Kanye West has to stop saying nice things about Donald Trump.
You get that?
Now, I’m gonna get racial here . . .
One key lesson is that the vitriol is aways harshest for dissenting black people. Always. It’s weird and scary and wrong. I’ve noticed this for two decades now, and I’m a white man from New Hampshire. If I can see this, so should anyone.
The stuff they say about any black person who steps out of line is so de rigeuer in the United States, it’s not even shocking.
Anecdote time: I had a professor in business school, half-black, talk about what a disappointment it was that Clarence Thomas replaced Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court. Now, Thurgood Marshall was a fine jurist–read up on him if you don’t believe me–and so is Clarence Thomas.
I explained that I’d read many of Thomas’s opinions in law school, and that the man is hardly dumb. In fact, in my opinion, he’s one of the smartest people on the bench. My professor made a grimace and said “We can agree to disagree.”
See, Clarence Thomas is stupid and not really black, anyway. Because he’s doesn’t think what black people are supposed to think. How messed up is that?
NOTE: As I’m sure you’re aware of by now, Kanye West has deleted his social media accounts. A few thoughts:
- I like to pretend he’s taking a page out of my book–that stuff is bad for your mental health.
- I’m sorry, this does not seem like the “ranting” of a mentally unstable person. Note the continued use of the word “rant” in describing him, by the way. Blacks who step out of line must be destroyed. Just ask Don Lemon and his friends.