Lately, a lot of attention has been focused on Kanye West losing his billionaire status in the wake of his anti-Semitic tirades.
No one is really sad about it. Although Ye is hurtling toward financial ruin in the space of months, it is not easy to see.
But there is more at stake than dangerous bigoted tirades and his personal financial collapse.
Kanye got into a heated altercation with another dad at Saint’s football game. And yes, it’s all on video.
Kanye West’s lack of impulse control has been, for many years, more famous than his own music.
Fans of his songs know his outbursts. But millions of people who have never heard one of his songs in their lives have watched his scandals unfold.
Unfortunately, it is not an act. And it doesn’t just happen at award shows, on social media, or at silly campaign rallies.
Over the weekend, Kanye showed his anger during a heated exchange at his son’s soccer game.
(Like so many toxic parents before him, right?)
TMZ I got the video from Saturday October 29th. As Kim sits in a lawn chair, watching the game with her security team, Kanye was…going through something.
The exes are about 30 feet apart. And Kim is clearly aware of what’s going on, despite wanting to focus on her child.
Kanye is visibly shaken, even waving his arms in what is supposed to be frustration.
Finally, a family friend approaches him. The two appear to speak briefly before Ye storms off.
There is a happy ending to this story.
TMZ reports that Kanye returned minutes after the recording of this video.
Witnesses believed he had calmed down with the exchange.
Ye went on to watch the rest of the sports game with no further behavioral issues.
Reports have been out for some time that Kim and Kanye are not speaking directly to each other.
Instead, they have used intermediaries, entirely for the purpose of talking about their children, as co-parents.
Video and eyewitness descriptions support that claim. Kim and Ye don’t seem to interact at all.
And that is very understandable.
Just a few weeks ago, Kanye used an infamous racist slogan: “white lives matter.” He used it on a shirt.
You didn’t spend it just in the city. He wore it to North’s basketball game. Kim was there too. She didn’t speak to him then either.
Kanye’s intolerance has surfaced in his interviews and social media activity.
He is currently under a 30-day suspension from Instagram after once again posting anti-Semitic comments. He is still unwilling to listen to reason.
But we must remind ourselves again that anti-Semitism is not a mental illness or a symptom. It is a form of intolerance.