By Kandyce Hall |Opinions Editor|
Last week, Twitter erupted from a tweeting feud that took place between Kanye West, well-known hip hop artist and Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and star of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.
The whole situation began when Kimmel aired a spoof of an interview between West and BBC that had recently been conducted. Kimmel received backlash from West for airing the parody which resulted in multiple angry tweets being fired from West to Kimmel.
The revised clip featured two children each playing their respective roles of West and the reporter.
“The clip used the same language that was taken directly from the interview transcript”, said host on the Today Show.
Kimmel went as far as to having children dress in similar outfits to those that were worn in the original interview.
Soon after the spoof aired West began sharing his thoughts through messages via twitter.
Kimmel received a call from West demanding a public apology.
Kimmel decided to read the tweets which he had received via Twitter on his show.
“Jimmy Kimmel is out of line to try to spoof in any way the first piece of honest media in years,” tweeted West.
West continued with his twitter rampage, but Kimmel had some of his own to fire back.
Kimmel resulted with threatening to unfollow West on twitter if the outburst continued.
As a comedian Kimmel makes a living off of making jokes about people, places, and things.
“West insulted Kimmel’s appearance, sex life, and relationship with a past girlfriend leaving Kimmel to declare that he had finally been in a rap feud,” stated nydailypress.com
Did you believe West overreacted or did Kimmel really cross the line when he made a parody about him on his show?
“Jimmy Kimmel is a comedian what do you expect,” said Molly Mann.
Others, like student Jackie Aboud, felt that West was only defending himself
“Kanye felt like his image was being misinterpreted,” said Aboud. “ I can see why he was upset.”
As a result West deleted his tweets, perhaps that was his way of apologizing to Kimmel and simply letting it be.
While some may think West overreacted ,once Kimmel left his show and entered twitter he left his platform.
When a comedian says something it should be funny, however in this case not everyone was laughing