Kanye Threw a Massive Hissy Fit at Fans in Wheelchairs

This weekend, the internet has been buzzing with reports that Kanye West, over the course of his current Australian tour, was caught out inadvertently abusing fans who use wheelchairs, outraged at their stubborn refusal to simply stand on his command.
At his Melbourne show on Wednesday, West shouted at the audience to stand up unless “y’all hadicapped”; The Daily Telegraph report that, during his Sydney show on Friday, Yeezy took things a step further.

At the beginning of the song ‘Good Life’, he instructed fans to get on their feet, and refused to perform anymore until he verified that two seated fans were literally unable to stand.

One audience member – who sounds like a pretty good fucking sport, all things considered – waved a prosthetic limb in the air, to which Kanye responded “okay, you fine!” 

On seeing another seated audience member, however, Kanye stopped the song until a security guard had been dispatched into the audience to confirm that the person was in a wheelchair.

As Kanye ranted “This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do a song, it’s unbelievable”, the crowd tried to alert him to his … calling it a ‘mistake’ is meeting it more than half-way, so let’s go with ‘massive act of arse clownery’.

When Kanye was satisfied that the fan literally could not stand up in appreciation, he graciously allowed the show to go on.

Buster Bluth once said “the only scary thing about a one armed man trying to scare someone is the fact that he feels that his one arm is good for nothing but trying to scare somebody.”

Kanye has one remaining show in Brisbane on Monday night. We look forward to the self-justifying rant about how he’s really the one being unreasonably singled-out here because something something media something something Kim.
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