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Old 04-24-2018, 04:14 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Eleazar View Post
Anybody who actually cares what he or another celebrity thinks about politics has room to rent in their head
That's silly talk.

If celebrity culture didn't matter, there wouldn't be a billion dollar industries based on it.

It doesn't matter the you (or I) don't care about what Kanye thinks. THAT is what doesn't matter. What DOES matter are the people who ARE influenced by Kanye. Prior to this week, those people would have largely been considered left leaning moderates - most of which don't vote.

But whether they vote or not almost doesn't matter, because Kanye can influence the discussion happening in broader culture. Kanye can create news cycles. Kanye can change minds, especially in youth and black community.

Waving this off is fine, but it doesn't minimize the relevance of this black swan event. Nobody could have guessed that Kanye would be slinging for conservative ideas during the 2018 mid-term run ups. His new album launches in June.
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