Friday, June 21, 2013



Must not mention that Parkinson's disease makes you shake?

Kanye West was accused of being 'ignorant' and 'distasteful' after referencing the involuntary shaking symptom of Parkinson's disease in a lyric on his new album.

The 36-year-old singer was criticized by the American Parkinson Disease Foundation over a lyric in the song On Sight on his new album Yeezus.

'A monster about to come alive again / Soon as I pull up and park the Benz / We get this b**** shaking like Parkinson's,' Kanye says in the song.

The reference to the Parkinson's symptom of involuntary shaking was met with strong criticism by Kathryn Whitford, vice president of the American Parkinson Disease Foundation, which serves the 1.5 million people in the United States afflicted with the disease.

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6 comments:

Stan B said...

I wonder if he meant "epilepsy." Parkinson's tends to affect the extremities more profoundly than the rest of the body. Just saying....

Use the Name, Luke said...

They complain about him referring to "shaking like Parkinsons", but not about calling a woman a b****. Talk about misplaced priorities!

Anonymous said...

"Ignorant' and 'distasteful"

Perhaps they're talking about him being with that attention-whore skank he's sleeping with? No, not the new one. I mean Kim K. also known as "ghetto meat".

Anonymous said...

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Dean said...

Luke: Ah, but her priority is being offended about shaking hands. All else takes a distant second. Even a derogatory term for a woman and a veiled threat of violence against her. Ms. Whitford only heard 'Parkinsons.' All else was ignored.

Perhaps we all tend to selective hearing to some degree. I'll give her a pass on that. No pass on being overly offended at the Parkinsons reference.

Anonymous said...

This so-called "musician " isn't worth listening to anyway.