Here’s how celebs are reacting to the naked celebs in the new Kanye West video
The video for Kanye West’s single ‘Famous’ has debuted on streaming service Tidal and it features a camera shakily examining a series of wax mannequins of various celebrities posed as if sleeping naked beside each other. Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian West are there, as are George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, and Bill Cosby. The video was inspired by Vincent Desiderio’s painting ‘Sleep’.
In a deleted tweet after the video’s premier Kanye asked, “Can somebody sue me already #I’llwait”.
Chris Brown was the first to react on Instagram, captioning a screenshot of the video with a complaint about his plumber’s buttcrack showing, which he followed with “This n***a KANYE CRAZY, talented, but crazy”. After that, he posted his own version of the image.
George W. Bush responded through a representative, who said, “In case there was any doubt … that is not President Bush… He is in much better shape.” Ray J. told Entertainment Tonight that he wasn’t impressed by the video because , “I walk down a good path. My fiancee tripping. It’s all bad in my world, and that ain’t cool.” He added, “Don’t put me part of nothing that’s weird, that don’t make no sense”.
Lena Dunham meanwhile posted on Facebook that she found the video “disturbing”, saying, “I know that art’s job is to make us think in ways that aren’t always tidy or comfortable. But this feels different” before explaining further:
“I’m sure that Bill Cosby doll being in the bed alongside Donald Trump is some kind of statement, that I’m probably being trolled on a super high level. I know that there’s a hipper or cooler reaction to have than the one I’m currently having. But guess what? I don’t have a hip cool reaction, because seeing a woman I love like Taylor Swift (fuck that one hurt to look at, I couldn’t look), a woman I admire like Rihanna or Anna, reduced to a pair of waxy breasts made by some special effects guy in the Valley, it makes me feel sad and unsafe and worried for the teenage girls who watch this and may not understand that grainy roving camera as the stuff of snuff films.”
Her full post is below.