In the wake of the revelation of Kanye West’s support for US President and man that definitely doesn’t listen to that much Kanye West, Donald J. Trump, indie music fans and Triple J enthusiasts all across Australia have been “bloody torn aye.”
Broadly, there is little crossover between those who describe Kanye as “a genuine visionary” and “my spirit animal” and those who describe Donald Trump as “a genuine visionary” and “my spirit animal.” But the two men have chosen to cross over, leaving many, such as 22-year old electronic music producer/gym receptionist Siobhan Wellesley, extremely confused over what to think.
“Yeezy is honestly such a visionary, and one of the few true artists of our generation,” said Siobhan, “...but Trump is so disgusting! Like, Make America Great Again? More like, Make America Racist and Bad Again!”
Siobhan’s incisive comments reflect the views of many in her peer circle. Her main group chat, affectionately titled ‘Tash Sultana Bran yewwwww,’ has this week featured such messages as ‘Holy dick, can I ever listen to Gold Digger the same way?’ and ‘Yeezy said George Bush doesn’t care about black people…. and what, Trump does? Hold up, I gotta tweet that, that’s incredibly insightful from me just then.’
Group chat member, and Siobhan’s on-and-off boyfriend and musical collaborator, Michael Feldman, has torn his hair out about the conflict, screeching at a high-pitched tone for the last several hours. Once we were able to calm him down, and as he rolled a cigarette (even though rollies are literally the same price as packaged cigarettes, you’re just doing it to look cool, Michael), he revealed ‘....guys, I literally grew up on a diet of Kanye West. I fell in love to Runaway, I had my heart broken to Black Skinhead, and I lost my virginity to Father Stretch My Hands.’
‘That last one’s a bit weird, isn’t it?’ we asked.
After one long drag, Michael looked us in the eye. ‘And isn’t Kanye a bit weird?’ He then scampered away.
Reports suggest fans of John Denver, John Cougar Mellencamp, John Paul Young, and most other John’s, are not particularly torn over Kanye’s support for President Trump, as they already either support Mr. Trump, or have genuinely no clue who Kanye West is.