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Kanye’s ‘rape’ quote infuriates many

 

It is understandable that stars who are constantly harassed by the seemingly ever-present paparazzi get extremely testy by that in-your-face attention, whenever they step outside their homes or cars — or venture into virtually any public place on the planet.

Okay, that said, I must join the crowd of folks who are taking Kanye West to task for his totally inappropriate comments the other day — comparing the incessant shutterbug presence to being raped.

Yes, friends, the Chicago native has again stuck his foot so deeply into his mouth — he has some commentators suggesting something else should be inserted into another of West’s orifices, to teach him a lesson.

Now, I don’t agree with Fox News’ guest host and actress Stacey Dash, who suggested the singer should spend time in prison to discover “what rape is.”

However, I am getting very tired of stars like West who use the word “rape” to describe far less traumatic invasions of their personal space.

Rape is one of the worst crimes that can be committed and to compare that life-altering felonious act to the mere unpleasantness of dealing with a pesky photographer is outrageous.

Here’s what West actually said as he filled-in for an ill Drake at the Wireless festival in London last weekend:

“I want to bring my family to the movies without 30 mother-[expletives]  following me. Everybody here, they like sex right? Sex is great when you and your partner are like, ‘Hey, this is what we both want to do.’

“But if one of those people don’t want to do that, what is that called? That’s called rape. That is called violation.”

West then went on to bleat about how he’s worried the paparazzi presence in his and wife Kim Kardashian’s life will eventually cause their daughter North’s psychological well-being.