BA Impetus 1: You Done Somebody Wrong (Right, Kanye?)

Posted on: Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
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How many reasons are there to take a BreakAway?  With this new series, let’s find out, one by one.  For Kanye West, a spontaneous inspiration arose when he rudely interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech during the MTV Awards to diss her and declare Beyonce more worthy.  Whatever…but now he needs a little Shame Sabbatical. 
Work, Work, Work
Poor guy.  Kanye works so hard he seems to forget to take time to practice good manners.  As he reflects on the Jay Leno Show, he’ll use this blunder to unplug the fame machine, learn from his mistakes and, well, grow up.  According to the man himself:
So many celebrities, they never take the time off.  I’ve never taken the time off to really — you know, just music after music and tour after tour. I’m just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else’s hurt. My dream of what awards shows are supposed to be, ’cause, and I don’t try to justify it because I was just in the wrong. That’s period. But I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyze how I’m going to make it through the rest of this life, how I’m going to improve.”
President Obama Calls Kanye a “Jackass”
One good gaffe deserves another, eh?  President Obama—off the record—responded to Kanye’s actions by calling him “a jackass.”  The comment was not intended for public dissemination.  But of course, we all know that in this digital day and age, no secret is sacred.  Especially when you’re the most powerful person on the planet. 
The President will learn that soon enough (or he, too, may need a Sabbatical!).  Meanwhile, we hope Kanye has a great break—really—and that others singing the done-somebody-wrong blues will consider taking time off to apologize, ponder and heal. 
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