A major celebrity has gone rogue and abandoned the Left.
The Left thinks they are entitled to the support of people like Kanye West.
But now Kanye has exposed the hypocrisy of the Left, and they are not happy.
One of the most liberal institutions in the entire country is the entertainment industry. From Hollywood to the music industry, millions of dollars flow from their pockets to progressive causes.
They really do not like when one of their own goes rogue. And for the most part, actors and musicians fall in line, either openly expressing Left-wing sentiments, or just keeping their mouth shut.
But Kanye West is not known for keeping his mouth shut, and he has infuriated the entertainment industry by expressing political views that go against the grain.
Now he is speaking out once again.
According to the New York Post, “the 45-year old rapper recently doubled down on his criticism of Black Lives Matter in a Tuesday Instagram story.”
“’Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam,’ he declared, seemingly referencing the group’s multiple multimillion-dollar scandals. ‘Now it’s over You’re welcome.’”
This isn’t the first time Kanye has taken conservative stances that infuriate the Left and the entertainment industry.
He has developed a friendship with conservative influencer Candace Owens over the years, and often promoted her conservative views.
West even ran for President in 2020 and was heavily critical of the Democratic Party and their liberal policies.
Many artists would have been cancelled by now if they spoke out the way Kanye has. They simply would not have had the clout within the entertainment industry to keep their career afloat while angering their progressive bosses.
But Kanye has been around for so long and is so well-known that he is largely immune to being cancelled.
He has been one of the best-selling artists in the entire world for the better part of 20 years and has a massive global fan base.
For that reason, he is able to be largely self-sufficient in his career and not depend on the largesse of the music industry.
The same can be said for comedians like Dave Chappelle who are household names. Chappelle, of course, was the target of Left-wing protests after he made jokes about transgenderism.
Like Kanye, though, Chappelle was simply too big to be cancelled. He is arguably the most popular comedian in the world, and Netflix decided to stick by him.
It is fantastic that celebrities like Kanye and Chappelle are showing courage by speaking out against the excesses of the Left.
However, in order for free speech to truly flourish, the average person needs to have a voice as well.
Unfortunately, many people find themselves having to self-censor for fear of losing their jobs or their social circles.
That’s the sign of a cultural environment that is very unhealthy for free speech and free expression.
That’s why it is important to fight for a future where everyone has free speech and can hold whatever opinion they want without fear of retribution from anybody.