NBC Reportedly Censors Kanye West’s Criticism of Bush from Telethon Broadcast

“I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they are looting if you see a white family it says they are looking for food. And you know that it’s been five days because most of the people are black and even for me to complain … I would be a hypocrite because I would turn away from the TV because it’s too hard to watch. I’ve even been shopping before giving a donation and so right now I’m calling my business manager what is the biggest amount I can give.

“And just to imagine if I was down there, those are my people down there. So anybody out there who wants to help with the set up, the way that America is set up to help … The poor, the black people, the less well off as slow as possible. I mean, Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of the people that could help are at war now fighting another way and they’ve given them permission to go down and shoot us.”

“George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”

Kanye West, speaking extemporaneously last night during the NBC telethon – A Concert for Hurricane Relief. In the West Coast replay of the show, NBC reportedly censored out the last statement – “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”


One thought on “NBC Reportedly Censors Kanye West’s Criticism of Bush from Telethon Broadcast”

  1. I really like Kanye’s music and I think that he is a great artist. However, what he said about Bush was completely inappropriate and wrong. I am a Black person, and in no way do I feel that Bush does not care about Black people, but if I did and I were Kanye’s position I still would never have said such a thing. Kanye should have really thought before he made that statement. I’m sure it will damage the public’s view of him.

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