Billboard- "I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay," he said during an interview with SHOWstudio on Tuesday. "In music, you definitely get discriminated in music if you are gay. It takes amazing talents to break down barriers. Everyone thought that when Frank Ocean dropped that it was going to be bad for his career. I feel like it’s so cliché to speak about him as it relates to this subject, but there are people who broke the ground and he broke the ground. The people that break the stereotypes make history."
Preach on Yeezus! This is why people (mainly just himself) call the man a genius. Do I think Kanye was discriminated against for being heterosexual? No, not really. More likely than not he was just discriminated against for being a dickhead. However, if there were to be a walk of life where a straight male would get discriminated against it would be fashion. There is no question about that. Kanye claiming he faced prejudice because of his sexual orientation is like a black guy claiming he faced prejudice in a hockey locker room, or an orthodox Jew saying he faced prejudice in a Catholic church. Who is going to tell him he didn't? You're almost forced to believe him because there is no one of his likeness to argue on behalf of the supposed guilty party. I don't know that he faced discrimination, but I don't know that he didn't face discrimination. As far as fashion goes it's just Kanye's word against millions upon millions of women and homosexuals. Yeezy just playing a classic game of "prove it". An oldy, but a goody.
Ya know what, now that I think about it, why wouldn't we believe him? Does Mr. West not get the benefit of the doubt simply because he's one of the most unlikable people on the planet? That doesn't seem right. We believe every other jackass in America that goes viral with a story whenever they feel they've been wronged. Do we think gays aren't capable of discriminating? I got news for you. I think this whole fight for gay marriage was just a ruse to turn our attention away from all the straight bashing they have been doing in the fashion industry. We fell for their flawless bone structure and innate sense of style and we let them pull the bag over our eyes. It's about time someone was courageous enough to step up and take the microphone, pun intended, on behalf of heterosexual males. He's not the hero we deserve, but he's the hero we need right now. This is the United States of America, and until Kanye West is proven guilty of being a liar I will assume that he's an innocent victim of any and all hate crimes.