A small town police chief recently let Kanye West have it in a scathing letter he wrote after Kanye had acclaimed his occupation to encounter the same level of danger as that of a police officer’s or soldier’s.
During a radio interview Kanye had said:
“I’m just giving of my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally.….and I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.”
This has just about everyone up in arms as the man’s arrogance knows no bounds. This prompted Brimfield police Chief David Oliver to open fire via a necessary response that he posted on facebook.
In an extremely sarcastic, yet hard hitting letter, Oliver states that Kanye is, “as misguided as they come.” The asinine claims are believed to have been said without thought, but Oliver clarifies that, “I’m letting you know, just so you do not think I agree with your very ignorant assessment of your career (or any other performer)as it relates to a person in the military or a police officer’s service.”
The man offers a comical solution to the nit-wit saying that, “I do have a suggestion for you. Since you are accustomed to danger, from your life as an international rapper, I am strongly encouraging you immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military. After joining, I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an women are currently serving. When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow. It could be something like “I’m Kanye West, wearing a flak vest.” I’m sure they would just drop weapons and surrender. You could quite possibly end all wars, just from the enemy being star-struck.”
The man expresses that Kanye’s, “line of thinking is part of the problem in the world today.”
Oliver is entirely right. People sometimes take for granted that as we sleep nice and warm, comfily in our beds, there are people protecting our safety. We need our soldiers and police to protect us from the ever growing threats to our freedoms. Sadly enough, it can be said that we do not need Kanye West. Without him, someone else would take his place in the land of entertainment and bigotry.
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Chief Oliver concludes by saying, “What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm’s way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves.”
You can read the letter in its entirety here.
We already know that Kanye is a self-indulged egotist, but what do you think about the chief’s comments?