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. 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.

  2. BigBlackDick

    You whitey motherfuckers your time is coming soon, I say. When the time comes every white man in this country will be facing a 45, no doubt. We will hunt down every one of youz motherfucking whitey motherfuckers, we will fuck you, and then we will kill you, no shit. You too Superfikalifakalicious motherfucker, no amount of black-ass kissing will help you, right on. Word.

  3. SamJones

    to: #80 fred,
    I’m an ex-marine. I served in Korea, Vietnam, Granada, Iraq in the 90′s and Iraq after 9/11. I received 120 medals, I’m a paraplegic and I can bench-press 1500 pounds with my teeth, I can walk on hot coal, and bite snake heads off with my nostrils.
    And let me tell you something: I hate Republicans, I hate George Bush, I hate Dick Cheney and I hate Sarah Palin. I am all for socialism, free drugs, abortion, gay marriage, and uniting with Belgium. Because as an ex-marine, these are the values I fight for: I want the Superficial writer to be able to fuck Paris Hilton’s chihuahua in the ass in public, because that is what freedom is. Did I mention that I’m a marine and I hate Dick Cheney?
    You know who I love? Sara Silverman who has so many diseases in her cooter, her house is a CDC testing area. Now there is a woman. So I’m one with the faggots and the superficial writer: Sarah Palin Is A Cunt, ee-yah, ee-yah, ooooo! Sarah Palin Is A Cunt, ee-yah, ee-yah, ooooo! Sarah Palin Is A Cunt, ee-yah, ee-yah, ooooo! Did I mention I’m an ex-marine? Yes, that is what Bush did to me and to little black kids and pregnant black women in New Orleans – we were left to die! Bush Lied People Died! Bush Lied People Died! Bush Lied People Died!
    I would to spend every Sunday morning fucking George Stephanopolous and Keith Olbermann. That is what I would like to do man, spoon with the best.
    Did I mention I pickle alligators? Oh, and I hate racist white Christian Republicans. I hope all Republicans die of AIDS. Wouldn’t that be funny?
    Thank you for reading.
    I’m an ex-marine, I hate George Bush, and I endorse this message.
    By the way, about 85% of marines are closeted gays. The way we fuck in the ass, nobody does. Just wanted to throw that in. The marines are all behind Obama and Kanye on this.

  4. Truth Doctor

    Wow, this issue really brings out the racism in fish.

  5. FAIL Doctor

    @104: Your right wing stupidity strikes again. FISH IS WHITE. But of course, using your cloistered dipshit logic, he’d have to be black to defend a black president. Who’s racist now, dumb fuck?

  6. Anonymity+Audience

    I love how the blacks like to post how they are gonna kill whitey. There is only 40 million or so of you so bring it on. You should start tonight. Of course half of you are in jail for some reason or another. BTW is it still PC to call you blacks? Sorry if not.

  7. In this age of modern information technology, one has to be very careful about what one says even if it is not meant for public consumption.

    http://www.jamaica-fact-fest.com

  8. Hannah

    Who benefits from this news?

    1) MTv
    2) Taylor Swift
    3) Kanye West
    4) Jay Leno
    5) Obama
    6) Access Hollywood
    7) TMZ
    8) Oprah
    9) all of the above

    wake up…

  9. Oh please, sure West made a asshole of himself but Obama should stick to running the country and leave comments about pop music to the rest of us.

  10. Abe

    oBama finally opens his mouth and doesnt lie!
    That lying bastard!

  11. Abe

    Black people are so fucking stupid!
    And #103 you are obviosly a lying father fucking N….gr

  12. zuzuspetals

    Man, there are a lot of fucking stupid racist, NASCAR loving, mullet wearing pieces of shit posting on here today. Especially you, Marco. Damn.Impressive that you figured out how to log on to a computer, though.

    #80 fred-
    You’re a badass. Thanks for speaking the truth, and thanks so much for your service to a county that unfortunately includes fucking racist morons like the ones who’ve posted here today who don’t even deserve a President as spectacular as Obama or to live amongst fellow Americans as enlightened as you are- but they get to, anyway.
    Lies and racism are all that the GOP has left, and it’s not going to take them very far.

  13. Nobody calls the gay fish a jackass and gets away with it.

  14. Kimberly

    Somewhere in Bangladesh, a person just read this post and thought, “No wonder the American economy is in such bad shape…”

  15. Tez

    WTF is that standing next to Kanye?

  16. Kimari

    How the f*** did a televised outburst become a racial tensified discussion???
    Obviously racism is still a huge deal in the US & abroad….no offense took Kanye outburst to deem light on the contreversies of whites winning awards, and blacks / minirotities holding public office positions… Kanye truly apologized, recognized @ admitted wrong doing which is hard for anyone 2 admit to (ex. Lindsay Lohan)…only Snakes , Satans, and devils in sheeps clothing …rest w/in American Society as a whole mow that the racial slur venom has been unleashed w./ respect to VMA’s…

  17. Burungi

    @70 – too funny!
    @80- exactly!!!
    @88 – ‘North America’ is a continent that includes Canada, the USA, and Mexico, you fucking retard.
    @100 – SO true.
    @106 – The VAST majority of threats that I’ve seen in the last several months have come from dumb white rednecks on the FARRRRRRRR right, you ignorant fucking bigot.

    Awesome, appropriate and absolutely true post, Fish.

  18. Burungi

    @70 – too funny!
    @80- exactly!!!
    @88 – ‘North America’ is a continent that includes Canada, the USA, and Mexico, you fucking retard.
    @100 – SO true.
    @106 – The VAST majority of threats that I’ve seen in the last several months have come from dumb white rednecks on the FARRRRRRRR right, you ignorant fucking bigot.

    Awesome, appropriate and absolutely true post, Fish.

  19. U Hurt Joe Dirt

    @ # 70

    BEST POST EVAR !!! LOLZ !

  20. The main pic make me want to give Taylor Swift a puppy.

    I am suspicious that it was staged for ratings, though. MTV Awards are a joke, anyway.

  21. thepixinator

    There are some ignorant yahoos posting on this site, and I pray it’s not indicative of the country as a whole. Here’s the deal: The concept of “NASCAR Dads” was created by Republicans as their version of “Soccer Moms” from way back that the Democrats cited as a voting bloc. If you are just now seeing the term NASCAR Dad for the first time, then you’re clearly not reading a newspaper ever, which means you’re definitely a Republican in the George W. mold, and you might be a redneck.

  22. @122 American conservatives have no concept of the past beyond what hear on fox and the am radio.

  23. inigo montoya

    yeah, it’s all fun and games to make fun of the nascar rednecks
    but
    you want us on that fence. you Need us on that fence
    stick to your witty celeb comments
    that’s why we come here
    not to hear you try so hard to sound so smart
    you liberal nancy pants lemming

  24. burungi

    Oh come ON. Health insurance companies manipulate you dumb, bigoted conservatives SO easily. ‘Lemmings’? Yes, conservatives are definitely Lemmings.

  25. Obama should focused on somthing else like the economy instead of focusing on dumb celebrities. What kinda president would do such stupid thing like that couldnt he just keep it to his self i kno kanye could be a jackass well mostly every be like that for a while and like I hate obama hes not going to make a change he only talks talks and talks but no result not even a bit

  26. Obama should focused on somthing else like the economy instead of focusing on dumb celebrities. What kinda president would do such stupid thing like that couldnt he just keep it to his self i kno kanye could be a jackass well mostly every be like that for a while and like I hate obama hes not going to make a change he only talks talks and talks but no result not even a bit

  27. alex gonzales

    Obama should focused on somthing else like the economy instead of focusing on dumb celebrities. What kinda president would do such stupid thing like that couldnt he just keep it to his self i kno kanye could be a jackass well mostly every be like that for a while and like I hate obama hes not going to make a change he only talks talks and talks but no result not even a bit

  28. TheAdmiral

    Bear in mind that this wasn’t an official press release or a speech or anything like this. This was Obama making small-talk back-stage with someone after what I think was an interview? It was supposed to be off the record, but, someone overheard the conversation and leaked it.

    As unimportant and inane as the comment may be in the greater context, it’s just as stupid to assume that the president doesn’t have any personal life or personal opinions. Yes, he’s the president, but not every single action he makes every single day is political in nature. It’s like being fired because you commented on last night’s sitcom at the water cooler during your break.

    That said, it’s probably got to hurt when the president – the first president of Kanye’s race even – feels that he’s a jack-ass. However great Kanye thinks he is, it’s the goddamned president of the United States; that’s gotta carry some weight.

  29. Osama Bin Laden

    I hate to break up this party about the Mr. Kanye West and Barack Obama,
    but, you guys still have not caught me.

    Neener, Neener, Neener!! PBBBBTTTT!!!!

    Okay, now get back to your celebrity worship. I hear Britney just had another baby…

  30. Osama Bin Laden

    I hate to break up this party about the Mr. Kanye West and Barack Obama,
    but, you guys still have not caught me.

    Neener, Neener, Neener!! PBBBBTTTT!!!!

    Okay, now get back to your celebrity worship. I hear Britney just had another baby…

  31. urkuhhh

    He’s drinking the cheapest bottle of Hennessy, though. Should have went for Hennessy XO. thats probably why he acted like a jackass. a cheap jackass

  32. The president is only human and he was also right on this one. He knows that 99 percent of the public thought Kanye was a jackass so they probably actually liked when this was released by “accident”

  33. like it ,Your blog is so good

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