Jimmy Kimmel went a little too far it seems, at least in the eyes of Kanye West and his fans. Jimmy mocked an honest interview that Kanye did with the BBC using children on a skit on his late night show. Kanye is often seen as narcissistic when making comments like "I'm the greatest rock star there ever was." Clearly Kanye's motivational speaking and positive self talk is a little much for some of Hollywood. Kanye went on a long twitter rant over Kimmel's sketch, talking about how Jimmy was disrespectful, and turned his back on him after Kanye attended his wedding.
Kanye began: "JIMMY KIMMEL IS OUT OF LINE TO TRY AND SPOOF IN ANY WAY THE FIRST PIECE OF HONEST MEDIA IN YEARS." He then started re-tweeting fan comments anonymously like this: "It's simple, mediocre dreamers think this is humorous but all Kanye is pretty much saying in the interview is to dream to be the best." He went on "I LIKE YOU, YOU KNOW ME, I WENT TO YOUR FAMILY'S WEDDING" Kim Kardashian's baby daddy may have gone crazy, but he did make some valid points. While Kanye is often the butt of many jokes, he rarely does interviews.
Kanye is into himself, and admittedly so. While the general populace wasn't really talking about it until West blew up, the sketch was a pretty low blow to use little children in a reenactment of Kanye's interview (which uses foul language) on late night television. Why has the Parent's Television Council not yet condemned Jimmy Kimmel?
I could care less about Kanye and his rant, but the problem is Jimmy Kimmel. He seems to be using bullying as a tactic now that he basically owns late night in Tinsel Town. The sketch with the kids wasn't even funny. Kimmel clearly lacks a sense of where we stand in modern culture. As Billboard points out, being a "rock star" doesn't necessarily mean singing "rock" music anymore. Hip hop has been on top of the music charts, reaching more ears than rock n' roll for a long time. We need to find a line of how we are mocking modern day culture. Who do you think is right in this "rap" battle?