Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kanye Vs Taylor

I know it has become obligatory for people to diss Kanye for what he did because it is the politically correct thing to do. Since I don't really care about any of the parties involved (except that I believe Beyonce is way more hot than Taylor), I don't feel the need to get angry or offended at what Kanye did. Don't feel the urge to call him names or criticise him. This post discusses a different aspect surrounding such incidents. I believe that if someone is embarrassed very publicly then the crowd is embarrassed as well and actually feels for the person. This is true. The crowd cringes along with the person being insulted. I have often wondered about this particular kind of embarrassment while watching the Oscars. How it would feel if someone jumped on stage and insulted the award winner, grabbed the mike and told the Academy that the award belongs to someone else. What a thrilling moment that would be purely because of the rarity of its occurrence?

The 'cringe moment' in this case was thrilling and hilarious to watch. You have been seeing award functions for such a long time that purely because of the way probabilities and law of averages work, it is about time such a thing happened. And the amazing thing about the human mind is that it processes embarrassment in a disproportionate fashion. Taylor couldn't bring herself to speak at all after Kanye handed her back the mike. Not everyone thinks she is undeserving. Probably Kanye is the only one who thinks so. But her mind wouldn't absorb it that way.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kanye West was being a JackAss as O-man put it. Simply Disgusting.

-G

blackaccord said...

hawkeye,

reminds me a 'Friends' episode where Joey doesnt get the award and starts screaming and later when the Cameras are on him, starts behaving...

Sometimes I hope that such a thing would happen in Cricket when a deserving person doesnt get the Man of the match/Man of the series award..

Saravanan said...

Anne ellam oru vilambaram thaane

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/sep/15/kanye-west-jay-leno

ms said...

well, men have done crazier things to impress their ladyloves, but this one takes the cake! what's next - someone stealing the torch from the statue of liberty as a valentine?
blackaccord, you said it, man! the nobel prize comittee better watch out.

Alan Smithee said...

Kanye's girlfriend is hotter.

Tyler Durden said...

Any discussion on Kanye would be incomplete without the "Fishsticks" reference. On cue, Comedy Central aired the episode back-to-back-to-back this week.

vinodh90 said...

i think its all a set up,a staged drama. see, everyone's been blogging about it?