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. Bill Maher

    My name is Bill Maher. I love to have sex with black prostitutes. I also love to smoke pot. I have a 2 inch penis and I am impotent. And by the way I am fully aware that I’m not funny.
    What this whole incident has shown us is how badly white people hate black people. People were AFRAID, they FLINCHED absolutely MORTIFIED when the incredibly talented Mr. Kanye West stood by that whitey ho. It’s all about fat old white Republicans being afraid that their white daughters are going to be shtupped by a negro with a thick long snake. That’s all it is.
    Thank you. I am Bill Maher and you have had the benefit of being exposed to my infinite wisdom. Now if I could just find my cock. Shaniqua! Where is my magnifying glass?

  2. Maybe Obama will invite Taylor and Kanye over for beer to smokescreen the healthcare proceedings.

    Kanye is no ODB. When it comes to children, Wu Tang is for the children.

  3. Jethro

    Well maybe Obama will invite Kanye and Taylor over to the White House for a drink as well. Hennessy anyone?

  4. FACE

    No. 4 is the kind of knuckle-dragging, sister-focking, seething redneck white hatred that will be the ultimate demise of this country.

  5. olbie

    Republicans are ugly evil fat people who want to kill poor people, black people, children, the infirm, women, retards, gays and endangered species. This is why Republicans are against socialism and socialized medicine and equality – because Republicans are evil racist people who hate the poor and the gay. Republicans are the 1% richest Amerikkkans who take the money from everyone else and use the money to print bibles instead of feeding hungry children. By the way, the bible is a racist book filled with violence, and Jesus was a hippie with 12 gay friends. So there.

  6. Sport

    #21 nailed it.

    And #55 I hope you can afford therapy. Typical liberal drivel. Bitter towards rich people, they ‘take’ money rather than earn it? Fool.

  7. I didn’t know rednecks knew how to use the computer on the Internets.

  8. Alicia

    Fish,
    You make bigoted, stupid, condescending liberal comments that annoy the fuck out of me. I vow that I won’t read you again… but the next day, I’m back here for my Paris/Lindsey/Britney/bikinis fix. I can’t quit you.

  9. Alicia

    Fish, on a regular basis, you make bigoted, stupid, condescending liberal comments that annoy the fuck out of me. I vow that I won’t read you again… but the next day, I’m back here for my fix. I can’t quit you.

  10. Devonshire

    One of the girls who did cleanup at one of the other awards shows said the “whiskey bottle” he was drinking out of all night was full of NA apple cider.
    He just wanted to put on a show to make it seem like he’s a big man probably does that at every show so when he does something this retarded he can blame the bottle later and be the victim.

  11. olbie

    Not that I want to scare anyone or stifle free speech, but anyone who makes a comment against our Exalted President, I will send their email to a special white house web site built by Rehem Emanuel. The 2 million people who marched against medical insurance for everyone? I took everyone’s email, and reported it to Rehem Emanuel. Then ACORN people will take these emails, and “visit” you in your house. So you rednecks, prepare to taste the baseball bat of the black arm of the law in your white knee.

  12. ...

    If Obama actually voiced an opinion on the VMAs we are doomed.

  13. Banquo

    After he pretended to cry on Leno he went out and got in some other celeb’s face and stepped on their big moment too.

    http://www.hatelabs.com/media/kanye.htm

  14. Dread not

    Fish, apparently your pastor is alright with Obama being labeled the Antichrist (bearing false witness against thy neighbor). But looks the other way when it comes to you saying, G-D (blaspheming / taking the lords name in vein). WTF? Where the hell do you go to church? And more importantly, do they honor NRA membership cards, white hoods and robes for a seat further up in the pews? Admit it, your pastor really holds the title, Grand Dragon, doesn’t he?

  15. Glen Beck

    Pot, meet Kettle.

  16. Huh?

    @33: Now that we’ve seen yours, what’s your wife’s list of people she’d be allowed to bang?

    @35: Best post of the day! Gotta check my family history to see if I’m entitled to any restitution…

  17. Allyssa

    It would be awesome if you ceased to perpetuate the myth that all white people who did NOT vote for Obama are racists. Seriously. I like your site because it generally strikes a balance between witty and salacious, but writing ignorant drivel about issues that actually matter (like racism) is beneath you.

    P.S. It makes me (a white person who didn’t vote for Pres. Obama) more keen on the Commander-in-Chief that he called Kanye a jackass, not because Kanye is black, but because he is a tactless petulant man-child who doesn’t deserve to share a stage with hard-working artists who appreciate the blessings of their success like Beyonce and Taylor Swift.

  18. Lloyd Johnson

    trollbait

  19. Irene Barcelo

    After several apologies from Kanye, I don’t believe they are real. PR work.

  20. Gen. Lee's Ghost

    Was it the “NASCAR” or the “…insulting minorities” comment that rattled so many trailer apes cages today. Do you enjoy these activities or what?! I think it’s hilarious that every closet bigot whines about how they hate how everyones so P.C., and liberals are so sensitive because people actually (gasp) don’t feel like hearing some ignorant slam against another race, but when their own behavior is lampooned it’s a bloody injustice. Rednecks, hillbillies, trailer trash, or whatever you want to call them usual do seem to like three things 1) watching NASCAR, 2) insulting minorities, & 3) fucking their cousins, if you’re not doing all three then calm down you are ahead of the curve! If you have at anytime done all 3, esp @ the same time… well… you might be a redneck. So, sit back & watch Glen Beck, and play some country music while your daughter takes a big swallow of your southern comfort.

  21. Ava Gardner

    NEWSFLASH ! Kanye West still hates white people ……………….

  22. Nascar Dad

    Whats is the difference between a double wide in the country and a big city apartment ?
    A double wide has more room and a yard . City hicks are worse off than country hicks .

  23. GTBurns

    Kayne, if Pres. Obama called you a jackass your career is finished. Right now Kayne is the only black man with lower job approval ratings than Pres. Obama right now.

    He is doing so bad that the DEMS are going from asking “will we lose any seats in 2010″, to “how much will we lose?”

  24. Everybody here that says they hate Kanye I’d bet have his music and love listening to it. Why is it that white radio stations play mostly black music but black radio stations play zero white music? White people love what blacks produce but still hate blacks. Stupid!!!

    Whites love Tiger Woods but hate blacks.
    Whites love Michael Jordan but hate blacks.
    Whites love rap music but hate blacks.
    Whites love Will Smith and Denzel Washington but hate blacks.
    Whites love urban wear but hate blacks.

    Make up your minds folks.

  25. KANYEGAYFISH

    HE LIES !! He loves the racist Jay Z and the Gay Fish Sparkling Wiggle Kanye ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFSVG7jRp_g

  26. KANYEGAYFISH

    Paul Dogtrain , you get whites and wiggers confused my friend !

  27. Keep those tears coming douchecons! Why don’t you idiots try and secede again.

  28. KEN

    Really, just further proof that anyone who is promoted enough can force him self on us and get his 15 minutes of fame. I am not an Obama fan but no one has to be President to know what a tool Kanye is. At least he is keeping Hennessey is high cotton with his alcoholism. He is proof: Rap still sucks. What would his poor dead mother think of his BS? ….. and our kids listen to his ‘music’ and idolize his kind. We have deep rooted problems a society. God help us

  29. Yep

    Dogtrain … exactly.

  30. fred

    just put on some crisp WHITE HOOD on and take the streets
    from Joe Wilson
    Sarah Palin
    Rush
    Hannity
    Beck

    whyen Bush lied us to war for 8 fucken years,didn’t none of the Republicans take the street and protest the way you Klan members are doing

    when Bush let BILLIONS get lost in Iraq and Afghanistan didn’t nobody say CHIT and mobbed the streets!

    I am a REPUBLICAN and also an veteran of Iraq who VOTED PROUDLY for Obama and I will do it again

    take your frustration,anger,bitterness and RACISM,yes I said it RACISM out on someone else

    When Bush and Cheney were in power;had anyone dared critique them;you would be branded UNPATRIOTIC and enemy but now that the KLAN members are out in full force

    folks are quick to say it’s not about race but it was ALWAYS and will continue to be about about RACE;damn BIGOT

    I wonder why I fought so hard in such horrible and dangerous conditions for you bunch of ARROGANT;BITTER;ANGRY,ILLITERATE RACIST!

    If YOU think you are that good and can turn the economy around in 1 day after the recession started since . . .2001 without being reported by the so-called liberal media who was in the tank for Bush and Dick” I’m hiding” Cheney PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE run for fucken office !

  31. Darth

    Cocaine is a helluva of drug!

  32. richard prickier

    It takes one to know one

  33. saywha?

    “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!”

    lololololol it’s funny because it’s true!!!!! sorry nascar fans, but you’re all a bunch of dumb ignorant hicks.

  34. You are a dipshit

    Funny Mr Superficial writer how on an article about one jackass calling another Jackass a jackass you misdirect to race baiting nascar fans and white people…. seriously you are screwed up and I am done with your site.

  35. jonny

    #74 projects his own hatred and bigotry on others. Crying racism at every single issue eventually devalues the accusation. People are capable of deciding on a position without being influenced by the color of the Presidents’ skin(or anyone else). The majority in this country is not racist. However, Kanye West obviously is.

  36. say what

    Obama should have called him the “N” word! Oh, I almost forgot, that’s an endearing term for one black to call another, it’s just the rest of the world that can’t use it.

  37. Marco

    UGH, who gives a sh*t about what Mr. KENYA-man thinks??? At least Kanye West is not ruining his own country! This is not about racism, this is about an ignorant SOCIALIST PIG who is ruining North America for A LOT of people! Someone send him please to Venezuela so he can kiss Chavez’s ass easier!

  38. Marco

    UGH, who gives a sh*t about what Mr. KENYA-man thinks??? At least Kanye West is not ruining his own country! This is not about racism, this is about an ignorant SOCIALIST PIG who is ruining North America for A LOT of people! Someone send him please to Venezuela so he can kiss Chavez’s ass easier!

  39. Marco

    UGH, who gives a sh*t about what Mr. KENYA-man thinks??? At least Kanye West is not ruining his own country! This is not about racism, this is about an ignorant SOCIALIST PIG who is ruining North America for A LOT of people! Someone send him please to Venezuela so he can kiss Chavez’s ass easier!

  40. Marco

    UGH, who gives a sh*t about what Mr. KENYA-man thinks??? At least Kanye West is not ruining his own country! This is not about racism, this is about an ignorant SOCIALIST PIG who is ruining North America for A LOT of people! Someone send him please to Venezuela so he can kiss Chavez’s ass easier!

  41. Marco

    UGH, who gives a sh*t about what Mr. KENYA-man thinks??? At least Kanye West is not ruining his own country! This is not about racism, this is about an ignorant SOCIALIST PIG who is ruining North America for A LOT of people! Someone send him please to Venezuela so he can kiss Chavez’s ass easier!

  42. Marco

    UGH, who gives a sh*t about what Mr. KENYA-man thinks??? At least Kanye West is not ruining his own country! This is not about racism, this is about an ignorant SOCIALIST PIG who is ruining North America for A LOT of people! Someone send him please to Venezuela so he can kiss Chavez’s ass easier!

  43. Marco

    UGH, who gives a sh*t about what Mr. KENYA-man thinks??? At least Kanye West is not ruining his own country! This is not about racism, this is about an ignorant SOCIALIST PIG who is ruining North America for A LOT of people! Someone send him please to Venezuela so he can kiss Chavez’s ass easier!

  44. stein

    ya know what’s really funny? taylor swift has got a few inches on short lil boi kanye – not just a jackass, but a widdle biddy jackass – piss off kanye

  45. Jennifer

    I thought it was about taking enough tranquilizers as to stop repeatedly clicking the “Post Your Comment” button…

  46. chinesestrongman

    from kanye’s blog:

    BARAK H. OBAMA DOESN’T CARE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. GTBurns

    Calling kayne a jackass, finally the President has said something sincere.

  48. Howling Mad Murdock

    Fuck you you fucking fucks.

  49. Leila

    LOVE THIS ONE. I thought the same thing–that far-right twats everywhere would be running around in circles trying to figure out how to trash Obama while still loving what he said. Only I wasn’t as funny or concise about it. AWESOME.

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