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President Obama Calls Kanye West a 'Jackass'

President Obama Calls Kanye West a 'Jackass'

President Obama has inadvertently put his name into the Kanye West/Taylor Swift controversy after stating that Kanye is a “jackass” for what he did at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

When asked about the incident, President Obama said, “I thought that was really inappropriate. You know it was like she’s getting an award. Why are you butting in? The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. She’s getting her award. What he’s doing up there? He’s a jackass!”

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# 1

awesomeee!!!! You know you really are a jackass when the president calls you one!

# 2

oh snap burned by the president!! lol
He deserved it, he is a jackass.

# 3

hahahahahahahahaha

# 4
crawstonwaffle @ 09/15/2009 at 10:08 pm

He deserves at least a two-point approval rating bump for saying what everyone was thinking. And for the record, Kanye IS a jackass! Hear that Joe Wilson?

# 5

HAHAHAHAHA!
kanye is a jackass!
it is now official b/c the PREZ said so!
he can’t veto this lol

# 6

It’s Awesome. Kanye West is a Jackass.

# 7

Well i think kanye west was really stupid
i support de comment of barack obama
^^

# 8

While I agree that Kanye West is a jackass it was 100% completely inappropriate for the President to say that. As the President he is supposed to show some amount of decorum.

# 9
Bar refaeli fan @ 09/15/2009 at 10:10 pm

hahhahahahahahahah
Kanye West sucks! :D

I think he didn’t say anything that wasn’t true. He was just calling it like he saw it… which was how everyone else saw it too.

the entire world agrees with you, president obama!

lmao being dissed by the president, he really needs to be left alone lmao, that’s pretty much ENOUGH!

I don’t agree with the President very often but on this one…he is spot on!

While I agree that Kanye West is a jackass it was 100% completely inappropriate for the President to say that. As the President he is supposed to show some amount of decorum.
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nonsense! i say good for you mr president. i did not vote for president obama but after listening to his comments on the news concerning kanye west’s behavior i wish to god i had. i now have new respect for our president.

victoria #1 @ 09/15/2009 at 10:19 pm

The president can say what he wants, and he called it like he saw it, NUMBER # 8.. Just because he is a President dosen’t mean he has to
wear a halo on his head, for goodness sakes.

Kanye acted like a total Jackass, and everyone on the green earth
agrees with the President, like NUMBER # 11 SAYS. Kanye was rude and arrognant, and the expression on Taylor’s face was one I won’t
forget. I felt sorry for her, knowing that one moment in her life was
totally ruined by a total immature and jealous drugged out jerk.

Taylor handled it with grace and maturity as did Beyonce. Love them!!

@Shawna:

The President was talking to a CNBC reporter off the record before a taped interview. Apparently they share a live wire with ABC and the ABC employees overheard the conversation and posted it on twitter. He did not make an official announcement about Kanye he was just talking to someone about the incident – and he is totally right – Kanye is a Jackass. lol

he’s a person and he is most definitely allowed to state his own opinions.

but it’s true.

@Shawna:

It was supposed to be an “off-the-record” comment. And President Obama had every right to say it, he is human. Reacting to a very human situation. Terry Moran (of ABC News, I believe) just posted it on his Twitter page, but took it down immediately.

I think this fiasco should be put to rest. Kanye reached out and apologized to Taylor, who graciously accepted his apology. Yes, I agree. What he did was highly inappropriate, and to someone who was clearly unable to retaliate (nor would she even want to). He’s a grown man. I think Kanye needs to step back and just take time for himself. Clearly, he’s an unstable individual, who needs to deal with his mother’s death, which he admittedly said he hasn’t done. People get crazy when they’re faced with unimaginable pain, and this is Kanye, teetering over the ledge, about to fall off completely. Someone needs to reel him back. He’s been vocal about not getting awards which he thought he deserved. These are just material, insignificant things. He should focus on his love for making music, not the awards nor the empty accolades.

Well firstly, i totally agree.

and same as serena williams and roger federer, these people are humans and have opinions and breaking points.

Wow, Obama rock the biggest time!

talk about punishment!! Nothing worse than having the President of your country call you a jackass. He deserved it… too funny

i think his right! kanye is a major douche

I think the same that the president

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