There’s all sorts of crazy shit going on in the world right now, and today we have something to add to the list: Mysterious “hacktivist” group Anonymous — or someone pretending to be Anonymous and doing a fairly decent job at it — have set their social justice sights on Kanye West.
In a new seven-minute video that’s been making the rounds today, but doesn’t appear on any official Anonymous sites (like anonhq.com or their Facebook page), the group attacks the musician for his lifestyle, actions, and all-around Kanye-ness. It comes off a bit odd, but sure is entertaining.
“It’s time to awaken from your insanity, Mr. West,” a man in a Guy Fawkes mask says. “In reality you’re not a Renaissance man, you’re just are a new slave that the industry uses to keep the population in a cycle of stupidity and distraction.”
Read the YouTube description below, and get your popcorn ready.
A direct message to our brother, Mr. West, to teach him a lesson on humility, and responsibility, over his out of control, hypocritical, and impulsive actions. Anonymous is sounding off the new Renaissance era this year for humanity, and “we aint finna play with them nooooo more! Because at this point, we’re tired of it!” And you need to respect real artistry and allow other artists other than Beyonce to be celebrated for their achievements. “Because, what happens is, when you keep diminishing art, and not respecting the craft, and smacking other artists in the face, you’re disrespectful to inspiration.” You owe Beck, Taylor Swift, your fans, and the many people you’ve hurt and disappointed over the years an apology, Mr. West. Our tolerance with your arrogant and distasteful behavior to gain attention online has reached its end. We will be watching you.
Aight. Watch the full clip, create a drinking game out of it, or something.