Snap out of it
I read an article a few months ago taken from Heat magazine, about Kanye West and Kim Kardashian that headlined: "Kim & Kanye Separate Lives Separate Beds." I myself being a keen Kanye fan caught myself edging towards the brightly coloured celebrity gossip bible, interested in what was to be said about the new couple, so I bought the magazine and took it home to read...
NEVER in my life have I seen such senseless stupidity disguised as a headline story! The first allegation proposed that out of the 43 days the couple have been married "the rapper has spent a total of nine nights in the same house as his wife." Pardon me if I sound a little rash or biased on behalf of Kanye, but as a global entertainer currently in the middle his Yeezus tour, is that not understandable when he is travelling from Sweden to Ireland and then the UK all in one week as well as promoting his new APC clothing collection? Is this man not just busy developing and elaborating a career that he has been so enthusiastic and passionate about his whole life? Surely this is just an example of a successful man determined to fulfil his dreams?
It was only a few months ago (Friday 4th of July) that I watched Kanye West's headline performance at Wireless Festival in London. To no surprise we experienced what some call ' Kanye's rant.' But I was enlightened by what this man had to say. He spoke about the media's false perception of him and I agree with how the paparazzi does nothing more than paint lies and false allegations over the top of what is actually a shy and humble man with great determination who pleads, ‘What have I ever done wrong more than just believing in myself.’ Anyone who disagrees must follow the link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXczHd4XvwU&feature=kp) to his interview on the Kris Jenner show where I think we see the true Kanye West and not what the media portrays him to be.
Another assertion thrown by Heat magazine suggested that "Kanye doesn't have a lot of patience with Kim's family" and that "He refuses to appear on camera when they are filming." I'm not being funny, but if you had a constant negative image pinned on your forehead by the media you wouldn't want to be filmed. So is it not surprising that Kanye refuses to be filmed by the camera crew of the popular show, Keeping up with the Kardashians? And as for Kanye "[not having] a lot of patience with Kim's family." Just by watching his interview on the Kris Jenner show chucks that ridiculous comment out the window.
The article continues to babble on about how Kim and Kanye argue and often disagree on things, but what couple doesn't? It wouldn't be a real relationship if they didn't argue. It's almost as if the media expect them to be happy every second of every day, it's just unrealistic! Every couple argues and disagrees, it's life, that's what happens. It's just a shame that for this couple at the early stages of marriage the media feel the need to worm their way in and amplify every little thing that they do to create a bit of gossip- something similar a group of young children would do at school. Pathetic.
As an aspiring journalist, it sickens me that the Paparazzi have seemly only negative things to say about celebrities these days. I genuinely feel sorry for all the hundreds and thousands of celebrities world wide that are falsely exposed by the media everyday. I always dreamt of being rich and famous, it always looked so great, but now it doesn't look so appealing if this is what you have to put up with everyday.
By Ben Skinner, year 13