Kanye West's alleged intervention failed to block an image of him kissing himself from going viral. Instead, it only exacerbated its popularity.
The offending picture started to go viral over the weekend. You can check it out below.
Kanye kissing Kanye. I can't handle this. whoever made this is a genius. @kanyewest #yeezy pic.twitter.com/l5t7vb4A5E
— nav (@navagale) February 14, 2015
The Reddit group that insists Kanye West wants the picture to be removed from the internet started three days ago. However, there is no evidence that West has actually seen or protested the image. In fact, most of the comments below the thread are skeptical that West has actually seen it.
But that doesn't detract from just how brilliant the picture is. And this brilliance, alongside the speculation that West is furious with it, has only helped to increase the image's popularity, and it has since started to spread across the internet like wildfire.
The image appears to have been created in lieu of Kanye's decision to go up on stage when Beck was being presented with the Best Album of the Year award at the Grammy's last week. Even though West didn't actually interrupt Beck from accepting his award, he later explained that Beyonce Knowles should have collected the gong for her self-titled 2014 record instead of the musician.
In fact, after the ceremony, West declared, "Beck needs to respect artistry, he should have given his award to Beyonce."
However, most people disagreed with West's assessment, which led to the following meme going viral.
Say goodbye to your mentions @dorseyshaw http://t.co/UPQpeA5I5m pic.twitter.com/kJAWik2y3c
— JustinGreen∞ (@JGreenDC) February 9, 2015
West's frank and candid comments only increased the consensus about his inflated ego, and many people were quick to come out and criticize the rapper for, once again, interfering.
West had previously incurred the wrath of the general public after he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Swift was being presented with the gong for Best Female Video at the ceremony for her song, "You Belong with Me," when West came on stage, grabbed the microphone, and declared that Beyonce was more deserving of the award for her "Single Ladies" video. He then went on to explain that it was "one of the best videos of all time."
This then famously led to a series of memes depicting West interrupting people being created.
It will be interesting to see if the latest viral image of West becomes just as popular as this series of memes did. In fact, it will be interesting to see if a) West admits having seen the picture, or if b) he admits that he actually found it funny.
[Image via StaBroeKnews]