Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kanye's Bit Was Staged, Or Who Were They Kidding?

Let's look at the facts for a minute here.

Kanye West gets up on stage and interrupts an acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards by Taylor Swift.

The audience boos, the country is in an uproar (it's all Twitter can talk about for awhile). There are rumors of him "being drunk" (as if that makes it ok or understandable).

The next day, everyone apologizes to everyone, and we go on.

Except this. It was fake. And here's why.

Jay Leno, whom NBC is banking a heck of a lot on with his new 10 pm gig, just happens to have his first show right after the VMAs. Funny. His guest is Kanye West. Huge ratings.

Two days later, Taylor Swift is on The View, also talking about the VMA debacle. Also huge ratings.

Except this. BOTH guests were booked prior to the VMAs.

And, further, both guests are clients of agency William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment. Coincidence? I think not.

Remember that Bruno/Eminem debacle, which later turned out to be staged? Both of them, also clients of WME.

Now here's the thing.

Do these people actually think this kind of media manipulation works? Obviously they do. They did it with Bruno/Eminem and came back for more for the VMAs.

They don't, apparently, realize that we are in a different age now. The age of transparency. Where a person is accountable for their actions. Further, where things can be checked with a few keystrokes.

The end result of all of this, to my eyes, is that everyone looks bad.

Eminem. Bruno. Kanye. Taylor Swift.

But most especially the charlatans at William Morris Endeavor, who use these old school tricks when we are in new times. Shame on you!


  1. Actually, Taylor's coming out of this thing smelling like a rose, because most people don't have any clue how fake all of the awards shows on MTV really are. And even many who do, who feel like they're in on the joke, will just go with it anyway.

    And frankly, most of this will be incomprehensible to much of Taylor's fan base, which skews tween & younger and female.

  2. "will be incomprehensible to much of Taylor's fan base, which skews...female."

    Are you kidding me??


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