I just can’t figure it out. When I first heard about Kanye West being portrayed as Christ on the cover of Rolling Stone, I dove into the media “frenzy” with gusto trying to find the why. I’ve been reading news articles for the past couple of days now and I can’t find the why except for Rolling Stone’s need to offend and their need to be “anti-establishment”. Me personally? I’m not really offended. I think it’s a gross misstatement to compare Kanye West and Jesus (it’s impossible…nobody measures up…nobody is so suffused with the divinity of God as Jesus was*), but it doesn’t really offend me. It’s kind of funny to see the lengths to which Rolling Stone will go to offend their readers, but I just don’t see the connection. Even if they were to say that the picture is art, I don’t get what they’re trying to say.However, we once again find ourselves in a debate about freedom of the press. Ever hear the song “The Critic” by Toby Keith? Pretty much sums up what I think is going on at Rolling Stone.
Here come the letters, the e-mails, the faxes, they raised him to 20,000 dollars after taxes.”
They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus
That means guns, sex, lies, video tapes
But if I talk about God my record won’t get played Huh?”