Shout out to Kanye West

Carol Durant
2 min readOct 17, 2022

A standing ovation to Kanye West, now known as Ye. You left the Lord and loom large as a fashion mogul. You created a new spicy boil in the large pot that is the fashion world. Everyone was eating and spitting on what you served. The White Lives Matter shirt with agitator Candace Owens achieved front page news in traditional media and fire on all social media platforms. You bumped Andrew Tate, Billy Eichner and Elon Musk out of the headlines.

All twenty four letters in the alphabet have been enraged and inflamed by your presence, points of view and commentary. Your series of interviews with Tucker Carlson and various social media influencers such as, Drink Champs has added more spice and vitriol to your recipe of tumult. You might be sued by George Floyd’s family. You were shunned by JP Morgan. You were banned by Instagram and Twitter.

Now you announce that you are buying Parler, a conservative social media competitor to Twitter! You, as a foundational Black American man will be protecting free speech and sitting at the head of the table as a new lion and owner in the tech universe. I am sure the hate watching will ramp up as the Parler subscriptions will increase. It might be time to get a Parler account!?

Ye, you are making new rules in your chaotic journey. Well done!

Carol Durant

author, poet, playwright, recording artist, actor, founder and host of Outliers Poetry Brunch