Oh Really Kanye West?

Normally I can just turn off a video or music that I consider is so incredibly horrible, like  Katy Perry’s ‘California Girls,’ but the sneak preview for Kanye West’s new video ‘Monster’ is so distressing to me that my capability to stop reading into the images shown in the 35 second clip is nonexistent. The descriptions of the video made before the clip was released talked about it being a horror video comparable to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ but nothing I have seen is trying to scare as much as disturb.

The only chilling part of the video is the quantity of deceased women that appear to be strewn about with absolutely no regard for them. Women hang from the ceiling seemingly hung to death while Rick Ross casually smokes a cigar, another women appears to be sat on under the cushions of the couch that Jay-Z appears in front of. On top of all of this Kayne West is in bed with two more deceased women, one of which he goes to kiss before placing her hand over the crotch of the other women.

Not only are all of these women dead but also they are virtually naked, most of them wearing skin colored lingerie. This whole video goes beyond just merely dehumanizing these women, who all appear to be victims of a vicious and violent act, turning them not just into objects but inanimate objects to be used, dominated and violated however Kanye West would please.

If you would like to see the clip it is pretty easy to find. I just would rather not even link to it.

8 thoughts on “Oh Really Kanye West?

  1. All I can think about is the discussion that happened for creating this video.

    “In case the outside world didn’t know, Kanye West is famous. How can we convey that to people? Shiny objects are not unique because everyone has them nowadays. What other property can he throw around in his video? I know, women! Living women, by the way, are so passe. They need to be dead.”

      • Isn’t that a joking reference to Kanye West’s rant about GW Bush? (Kanye was right about that, but that’s beside the point.)

      • Oh I know it was a reference to his comment about GWB, I just hope that it was a joke or at least give me some content where they prove that their comment has some facts to back it up.

      • I would guess an attempt at humour, paraphrased from Kanye West’s (perceptive) summation of George W. Bush’s reaction to Hurrican Katrina.

        I’m not sure where the joke is, though, unless maybe there was some kind of racism in the video the OP failed to point out. Maybe the use of the term ‘skin coloured’ for their underwear? I don’t know, I’m all for people not using ‘skin coloured’ or ‘nude’ to refer to a beigey-pink colour in general, but relating to underwear I just assume it to mean ‘roughly blending in to the wearer’s skin colour, whatever colour that may be’. Like with that whole thing about one of the Williams sisters daring to wear brown skin-coloured pants while playing.

        Um, that was not enirely on topic. But yeah, this video is horrendous.

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