Kanye West Refuses to Continue to Perform – if Wheelchair Bound Concertgoer Won’t Stand Up! (W/Video)

Kanye West Refuses to Continue to Perform – if Wheelchair Bound Concertgoer Won’t Stand Up! (W/Video)

knywstIn incredibly offensive, insensitive move, rapper Kanye West – not just once, but twice – demanded that a handicapped attendee at one of his concerts stand up, or he’d stop singing.  This is what happens when stars get such big heads they feel entitled; they lose their ability to understand there are normal people who don’t live in ivory towers.

According to TMZ,

An eyewitness told the Daily Mail Australia that Kanye said, “I can’t do this show until everybody stand up.  Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t.”

Shortly after Kanye spotted another person in the crowd sitting down and once again stopped the show — then sent one of his employees into the crowd to make sure the person was handicap.

Once the hired gun confirmed the disability … Kanye said “it’s fine” and rapped on.

Kanye once gave the microphone to a fan in a wheelchair, so he doesn’t appear to have anything against the disabled. But what this does reveal is an immense ego that can no longer relate to the average American. Now, imagine if a conservative rock star had repeatedly done what West did to a handicapped concertgoer – it would have been front page news on The New York Times, not just some celebrity website like TMZ. The double standard is loud and appalling.

Update: Video of the incident has now been released.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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