Kanye West

kanye west

Ummm… who cares? That is in reference to the fact that Kanye West has deleted his Instagram and Twitter accounts.  And you might be thinking, why are you writing an article about it if you don’t care?  Well, I would like to be the one to defend Kanye in his decision.  I do like Kanye, but find that he can be a bit much from time to time.  But who’s to say that we would react any differently being in his shoes?  I am not defending any of his previous actions, but I feel that we are too hard on people who want to take a social media break.  Justin Bieber did it.  He’s probably back online.  I don’t even know, that’s how closely I follow celebrities.

But what I will say is that everyone needs a break from social media from time to time.  I have done my anti-Facebook rant many times, so I will leave it out for now.  But I can see someone, especially celebrities wanting to take a break once in a while.  There are of course, many speculations out there as to why he is taking the break.  Ranging from working with Kim on a new clothing line, to his hospitalization late last year.  People are also freaking out about the fact that he’s taking a break.  To those people, I want to say, who cares?  Aren’t we all entitled to some kind of privacy once in a while?

Kanye West Tweets

There is an interesting theory out there that just because you’re famous, or a celebrity, you are essentially “asking” for the attention.  You are “asking” to be followed around relentlessly by the paparazzi.  And I just wonder if that’s even fair? I’m sure there are many famous people that found themselves in the spot light, without really knowing how they got there.  Can you say childhood actors?  Or even athletes for that matter.  They are incredibly talented, and while some might pursue the game for the fortune and fame.  Those numbers might be far less than you think.  So is it fair to put that kind of pressure onto another person?  Regardless of whether they are a celebrity or not.

I also think its absurd that people care so much.  There are so many more important things in the world to think about.  You likely don’t even have to look far to find an issue or a cause that you can get into.  That might even be helping out a friend who is going through something.  So why fixate on Kanye’s seclusion?  Because we live in a media centered world where we need to know everything and anything about celebrities.  Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy watching TMZ, but I watch it for its entertainment value.  Nothing more.

I feel like we are too quick to judge and over react these days.  I do it, but I try to be cognizant of when it happens.  Ask yourself – will this matter tomorrow?  If yes, then figure out a way to handle it.  If the answer is no, then find a way to move on.  And that’s what we need to do here.  Kanye removing his Twitter and Instagram accounts aren’t going to make a difference tomorrow.  Or in a week.  Or in a year.  There’s a good chance that he’ll be back.  But that’s his choice.  And we should respect his wishes.  Especially if he is going through a hard time.  Its none of our business, accept it.  Which is completely easier said than done, especially when it comes to social media and celebrities.  But try my friends!  You might be surprised how you feel.