Obama calls Kanye West a ‘jackass’

September 15th, 2009 // 133 Comments

President Obama reportedly called Kanye West a “jackass” yesterday in reference to his drunken crashing of Taylor Swift’s VMAs acceptance speech. The comment was tweeted then removed by ABC News Terry Moran, according to Politico:

Although it wasn’t long before Moran removed it, with over a million followers, the tweet quickly bounced around Twitter through various users.
Now, an ABC spokesperson explains to POLITICO what happened:
“In the process of reporting on remarks by President Obama that were made during a CNBC interview, ABC News employees prematurely tweeted a portion of those remarks that turned out to be from an off-the-record portion of the interview. This was done before our editorial process had been completed. That was wrong. We apologize to the White House and CNBC and are taking steps to ensure that it will not happen again.”

And cue every NASCAR dad’s head exploding:

“Man, I hate Obama, but yet I love insulting minorities. My pastor says he’s the Antichrist, but again, insulting minorities. Too.. much… nuance… KERBOOM!”

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  1. Sexyface

    1st

  2. Sexyface

    1st

  3. KillBoyBands

    I heart Obama. Now more than ever.

    P.S.
    Superficial Writer,
    Moving the Teri Hatcher Vag post above the Patrick Swayze dying post, real classy. Try to be less of a douche today. Please. You’re usually on top of your shit.

  4. Mike T

    Go Fuck yourself you liberal mother fucker.
    Could you lick the black mans sack any more?
    You are part of the dumb ass sheep in america that got this half musslim elected you cock sucker.

  5. Terry Moran

    There’s nothing wrong with the President calling kanye a jackass. Except of course that kanye is a Jackass Asshole Douchebag Scumbag. The President missed part of that…

  6. Sexyface

    @ Mike T…..anyone is better than that fuktard GWB

  7. looptyloop

    takes one to know one Obama.

  8. RB

    Fish-

    “Man, I hate Obama, but yet I love insulting minorities. My pastor says he’s the Antichrist, but again, insulting minorities. Too.. much… nuance… KERBOOM!”

    Best….line…EVER!

  9. LOL Mike T

    ITT: Ignorant hilljacks who call people sheep.

  10. gotmilk?

    i’m sorry, who really cares what obama thinks of kanye? shouldn’t he be weighing in on more important things than the VMAs?

  11. Oxymoron

    Takes one to know one.
    Peas in a pod they are…..

  12. Hank

    Fish, you are such a hypocrite. You love making fun of the imbecile antics of black entertainers. But then you retreat behind a self-righteous liberal facade by lamely claiming that “NASCAR dads” like to “insult minorities.” You are an even bigger jackass than Kanye.

  13. joe blow

    Why couldn’t cancer have left Patrick Swayze alone and instead played Tag-The-Pancreas with Kanye, “The Walking Asshole”, West?

  14. snips

    The Obama thing is too much. I don’t support the man because of his politics, not because of the color of his skin. And neither I nor many of the people I associate with get any joy out of insulting minorities.

    You’re doing EXACTLY the same thing you’d flip out about someone else doing … stereotyping people based on limited, and wrong, information.

    Also, the NASCAR thing? Couldn’t watch a NASCAR race if someone made me …. boooorrrriinnnngggg … but one out of every 10 NASCAR fans is … wait for it … black. That’s damn close to the respresentation of blacks in the overall population, dimwit.

    Fail.

  15. Mike Hawke

    Wow, an unamed ABC news employee tweeted this bullshit. Yeah, that’s awesome journalism right there. Did he also tweet about Bigfoot being caught cornholing Nancy Reagan?

  16. Hannah

    Why does Obama care…?

  17. mak

    Fish you are just like a bigot to broadly generalize an entire segment of the population.

    Maybe you ought to exam your hatred for the middle class of America, and your hatred for anyone from the south it is really disgusting and shameful.

    You are not very open minded at all and give a bad name to liberals like myself.

    It is obvious that you are quickly becoming a fucktard.

  18. noogalopagus

    Its so cool to make sweeping generalizations about minorities, ’cause that’s not racist.

  19. noogalopagus

    Its so cool to make sweeping generalizations about minorities, ’cause that’s not racist.

  20. will

    Fuck Obama. Logically, he could be called another white president just as much as he is called the first black president. And fuck Kanye.

  21. Dude…you’re doing so many anti-Republican hacks lately that you may as well just move the site in its entiretly and make it an offshoot of MSNBC, so you and the other Gore-fellating pissants can all enjoy a circle-jerk to Michael Moore’s latest spin-fest.

    I love this site, but you’re becoming a complete political bitch.

  22. Danklin24

    Dude fuck you Fish. My dads I NASCAR dad but he’s also a liberal and an obama supporter. think before you post shit, JACKASS!

  23. Carlos

    President Obama hates black people.

  24. It's Me Fuckers

    lol, I wonder if Kanye is going to say, “Obama hates black people”

  25. Kanye gives 3 apologys well kind of – was that remorseful silence and almost tears meaningful???

    http://invazion.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/b-yonest-newz-kanye-west-apologizes-to-taylor-swift-after-vma-disruption/

  26. California Red

    Screw you fish. You pigeonhole anyone who disagrees with Obama as a redneck racist. There is no nuance there. How about you recognize that many in this country are comfortable with capitalism and free markets? How about you realize that the Government has not and cannot operate any single sucessful sustainable program, yet the current administration wants to assume power over our banks and corporations and our healthcare. There is nothing this adminstration is not trying to take over. I oppose that. I am not racist. You suck.

  27. Boycott Gay Fish

    Gay fish is squeazing every ounce of publicity he can out of this, he knows he can’t sell records using talent, so he uses controversy instead.

  28. Josh

    Superficial, go and get yourself some ass-to-mouth you faggot. Here is what your beloved Osama meant “Wow, Kanye, what a jackass, I would fuck that singer chick and then I would shit on her cunt to show her who’s boss”. THAT’S what he meant – Kanye missed an opportunity, he should’ve done more!

  29. Just Wondering

    Since when would a NASCAR dad know what the word “nuance” means?

  30. zuzuspetals

    Man, I love my President. Once again, he is 100% correct.
    That said, that reporter should be fucking fired and banned from journalism for reporting off the record material.

  31. This is probably the only thing I will ever agree with Obama about if it’s true. Although he could have used a better choice of words.

  32. This is probably the only thing I will ever agree with Obama about if it’s true. Although he could have used a better choice of words.

  33. Mike T

    Fuck OBAMA
    FUCK OPRAH
    FUCK BILL MARR
    FUCK Keith Oberman
    Fuck Chalie Sheen

  34. Dee

    I’m glad he called him a jackass, though Obama hates white people too so I guess they have that in common.

  35. Tyrone

    The fact that people are getting outraged over Kanye’s eloquent speech and his artistic multi-media show combining emotion, surprise and rage is clear proof that even MTV audiences who usually are a sophisticated lot, DO NOT UNDERSTAND the brother. The black man in America always lives half an inch away from a lynching by Christian mobs or Jew bloodsuckers.
    Black men deserve reparations on a financial emotional and intellectual level. On a financial level, every black man must be paid 5 million dollars. On an emotional level, every black man must appear on Oprah and have a stint playing a hero in Law and Order. On an intellectual level, every black man must have sex with at least 5 hot white chicks. And we are talking sex in all three holes, so at least 15 holes total, minimum.
    If these conditions are not met, we black men remain forever slaves.
    And one last note: Republicans play golf and polo with the organs they harvest from little diabetic black children on wheelchairs. (The organs are extracted by the Jew doctors.) I just wanted to clear that.

  36. Henry Kissingher

    Maybe it was just a political comment. The jackass is, appropriately, the symbol of Obama’s party.

  37. stupidass

    hey #10, it’s not like obama held a press conference to address the kanye west story……….he was giving an interview to cnbc and, while off the record (probably because cnbc or someone needed a minute to get situated), reporters ask him stupid random questions just to warm him up and suck up to him. it happens all the time.

    it’s a stupid non-story, really……but the fact that kanye west will inevitably hear that the president thinks he’s a jackass is the best possible outcome of this situation, imo.

  38. Crusty

    Fish screwed up this time.. NASCAR fans and Obama have one thing in common – they’re not insulting minorities but rather insulting idiots.

    Stereotyping people based on color of skin, from what part of the country they live or if they enjoy watching “drive fast, turn left” all day is just what I thought we were trying to avoid.

    Well played, Fish..

  39. Dyslexic Cnut

    #36: The product of an botched abortion. Cunt.

  40. Laquisha

    Kanye West is my brother and he be my pimp! I love you Kanye, you just so give it to the whitey ho. Tooty whitey ho, thinkin she be all dat. My sister Shantrelle can sing like 11 times better than that whitey ho, I mean that be when her lips are not burning from the crack pipe she be using for religious and medicinal purposes.
    GO KANYE GO! YOU BE PREZIDENT ONE DAY, YO.
    Show the whitey motherfucker who be the smart one now.

  41. ROUGH daddy

    Hey we have a brand new mall opening in my area is Obama going to comment on that too?

  42. hacksaw

    I hope this chimp gets what he deserves. Kanye hates white people. Does anyone really think he would have done this to Diana Ross or any other colored performer. I think not.

  43. uglyyeti

    Isn’t it obvious this whole Kanye thing was a Viacom shenanigan to ensure huge ratings for the Jay Leno premiere? Jay gets a 3 share with an otherwise ho-hum guest and Viacom channels NBC and MTV both get ratings boosts and millions of web hits from exclusive hosting of the video clips after shutting down YouTube posts. It’s not even that hard to draw a line from Kanye’s Hennessy Cognac to Viacom. LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) has a controlling interest in Oxygen Media – lots of intermarriage with Viacom. It all fits better than a tin foil hat!

  44. Steve Wonderbread

    I watch NASCAR and I vote Republican and I own a gun and I have sex with my daughter and I own black and mexican slaves and I pray in a Church to Jesus and I have sex with farm animals. What is the problem with that? The guns? All of us Christian people are slave-owners, and have sex with our daughters, it’s just the standard.
    Oh and we have rotten teeth, and chew tobacco and listen to Country music and did I mention – we fuck our daughters. So what’s the problem? The Country music? That’s us Christian White Republicans.
    Thank you.

  45. Eugene

    Someone needs to tell Kanye that he’d look a hell of a lot tougher if he took the cap off of the bottle before pretending to drink it. Fraud …

  46. KANYE WEST

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  47. Superevil

    Hey Mike T, it’s Bill MAHER and Keith OLBERMANN, you conservative twit.

  48. Kiaya

    Woa. Go Obama! I like him now!

  49. Vince Lombardi

    @5 – I think they cut off his mike before that last part got out….

  50. brooklyn

    Man, the racist offering from the Superficial is tired and ugly.

    “NASCAR dad’s” who hate minorities?

    How childish can you get?

    A little too much like Kanye West.

    I am no fan of NASCAR, but the stereotype of racism is pathetic.

    Anyhow, how weak is it, that ABC and President Obama cannot offer the real quotes in this manner.

    What is the big deal?

    Get some guts…

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