Here's Why Everyone's Talking About Kanye West, Donald Trump And The Sunken Place
It's been a very long day.
Oh god this is a wild ride so please strap in. Honestly, bring snacks and set-up camp as we watch the world burn in the latest chapter of "2018 is Terrible".
On Thursday, Kanye West began tweeting in one of his furores. West famously deleted his social media accounts for quite a while, only recently returning to Twitter to much celebration.
That celebration hit a speed bump however when West's tweets veered from explaining why he got rid of his lawyer and manager to North finding a lady bug until finally his rampant support of U.S. President Donald Trump.
West began the tweets with a seemingly innocuous comment about his plans to one day become president, following it up with a series of photos of his home.
The reference to "the sunken place" comes from Jordan Peele's 2017 film Get Out where a wealthy white family would abduct black people and, using a hypnotic technique, place their consciousness into the back of the mind, otherwise known as the sunken place.
It's been a reoccurring online joke that West has become similarly trapped by his wife Kim Kardashian's family. Kardashian recently slammed the ongoing joke.
"Another dumb fucking Kanye Get Out reference," she says in the video for Elle adding, "people are so fucking dumb and stupid".
West also officially responded to the ongoing joke, which often includes the hashtag #FreeKanye, posting images from inside his house -- something the A-list couple apparently had a "rule" against posting, according to tongue-in-cheek comments from Kardashian.
So, soon after the sunken place jokes, West began to ramp up the content toward his love of Trump. He also tweeted, "I leave my emojis bart Simpson color", which is just funny to note.
Obviously this sparked up some controversy with many calling West unstable or crazy due to his erratic, highly politicised tweets. Kardashian saw the uproar and began her own tweeting spree, firing off about West's mental health being called into question.
Yeah, it all got exceptionally messy with Kardashian aiming at the media, one of Trump's favourite targets, for their reporting on West's tweets. Meanwhile many, many, many celebs reacted to West's tweets -- on both sides of the political spectrum, INCLUDING a little fella known as Donald J. Trump.
Yep, now sitting alongside Eisenhower's "Pessimism never won any battle," now sits another inspirational Presidential quote: "Thank you Kanye, very cool!"
As the internet began to tear itself limb-from-limb over West's tweets, the responses to his tweets and the responses to the responses, West continued tweeting.
West criticised Obama, posted more screenshots of Trump retweeting him and even showed off his signed "Make America Great Again" hat.
The curious thing is that this isn't the first time West has publicly supported Trump. In fact there were reports back in 2016 that West was telling concert-goers that he "didn't vote... but if I would've voted I would've voted for Trump".
Hell, West even MET with Trump in December 2016 where, in a now-deleted tweet, West described the meeting as a discussion of "multicultural issues," including "bullying, supporting teachers... and violence in Chicago".
While it shouldn't come as a shock, it was still a wild ride to see not only West's continuing support of Trump and his policies, but also how the world reacted to the news.
One thing's for sure, at least Jordan Peele is having a great day.
Featured image: Twitter @KanyeWest.