Daily Currant- A charity basketball game didn’t go exactly as planned yesterday when Kanye West scored 106 points against a team of handicapped children in wheelchairs. The game was a PR move intended to smooth over the controversy that erupted this week between Kanye and the disabled community. At one of his concerts recently West repeatedly asked wheelchaired fans to stand, and refused to apologize for his mistake afterwards. The Basketball Wheelchair Charity for Cancer event pitted disabled middle school children against Kanye and his entourage. Kanye’s team seemed hesitant to play as hard since they were not also in wheelchairs as originally planned. Organizers said, “Both teams were supposed to be playing in wheelchairs but Kanye’s camp said Mr. West would be playing the ‘normal’ way.” The kids were initially excited to play basketball with one of their favorite musicians but once the game started, they knew it wasn’t going to be fun.
LOVE IT. Where’s Facebook at with the (Satire) tag? People overreacting to a satirical story is one of the things that make the internet great. It’s the Wild West. A place where you can make people believe that a grown man scored 106 points on a bunch of kids in wheel chars during a charity basketball game despite your site being 100% satirical. I’ll always support people who aim to get people riled up simply for the fact that they know people want to get riled up about something. Twitter might be the greatest invention in the history on inventions. Not even joking. People think it sucks because it gives stupid people a voice but that’s precisely why it’s great. It’s a constant reminder of what crazy people think and a constant validation of one’s own opinions. Keep doing you, internet. Keep doing you.
PS- The crazy part about this story and the tweets that followed from outraged people? This ultimately speaks to how big of an asshole Kanye is/people think he is. If there’s people out there who believe that you would be dunking on the heads of wheelchair kids then you have to be a pretty big ass hole no matter what.
Double PS- I don’t know what crystal meth tears are but they sound extremely painful.