After brands dump Kanye West, many people ask: What took so long?
This week, Kanye West returned to Twitter, where he thanked the “internet” for “giving us all a voice.” One of the hundreds of thousands who expressed concern about Twitter’s potential to turn Kanye West into a “vile human being is Chris Williams, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Dot. He responded to West’s tweet by telling the rapper to read his blog, Daily Dot founder Kevin Rose, and maybe, just maybe, follow him on Twitter.
On Tuesday, Kanye West responded to a tweet by the Daily Dot founder, “I love you,” with a picture of his new album, Yeezus.
Then, the Daily Dot fired back by posting a photo of Kanye as a teenager using a computer.
West responded to Williams’ post by posting the Daily Dot’s entire database as proof that Kanye isn’t the only human being on the internet. The Daily Dot’s site, which bills itself as “dedicated to telling it like it is,” bills itself as an “exploratory web site that’s not afraid to ask the tough questions and challenge the status quo.”
I don’t think anyone can accuse the Daily Dot of “questioning the status quo” but you can accuse the Daily Dot of questioning Kanye West. And, you have to admit, the answer to that question is pretty startling: yes, Kanye West and the Daily Dot are on the same page about a lot of things.
For example, the Daily Dot’s chief editor, Chris Williams, has a very different view of Kanye and what made Kanye West into the “most influential, most influential human being on the planet.”
“The Daily Dot is not a Twitter or a Tumblr” Williams writes in his blog, “It’s