Friday, November 1, 2013

Weasels of the Week: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, & Chad Hurley

Earlier this week, we sent a sort-of "engagement present" to Kim Kardashian and fiancee Kanye West in the form of Dunce Caps, Kim for putting herself up for more criticism for getting engaged when most people figure she's again doing this strictly for television, and Kanye for being a blasphemous egomaniac.

Well, that overblown ego has gotten West a pair of Weasel ears this time. Kim gets a set, too, if but because of the couple's joint lawsuit against YouTube founder Chad Hurley, who leaked footage of the engagement, which was meant to be aired on E!'s Keeping Up With The Kardashians, a reality show that has long worn out its welcome, and only proves that Kim and her sisters are only interested in making public spectacles of themselves, no thanks to their mother, whose talk show test run bombed over the summer.

Hurley's no saint, either. As the suit alleges, Hurley was the guest of an invited guest, and used the opportunity to shoot the footage for his new site, MixBit. He figured that if Kim, a real-life, female Maynard G. Krebs, & Kanye were willing to put themselves out there and run the risk of their special moment being exploited, well, so be it. Hurley gets a set of Weasel ears, too, for this shameless bit of pandering.

Meanwhile, what also gets West the ears is the fact that, according to Yahoo!, he's postponed dates on his "Yeezus" tour because of vehicle damage to some of his concert equipment he claims is vital to his "creative vision". Yeah, sure. In the late 90's, he was thought of as a prodigy, but now, he's a self-centered jackass who can't get enough attention. Being with the Kardashian girls has not rubbed off on him; he's been like that for a while.

The equipment will take some time to replace, if only because West is putting his wedding plans on the front burner. Fair enough, but by not disclosing at least a tentative date for rescheduling cancelled shows, including one set for tonight, only shows he doesn't really care about his audience. The lawsuit is just a waste of everyone's time, and likely will be settled out of court. If we're lucky, the egocentric couple will get exactly zilch out of this. Maybe that'll teach them a lesson. Then again........

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