Kanye West Stops Concert To Yell At Handicapped Fans to 'Stand Up' For Him

Oh my. We've all been guilty of making major verbal faux pas at times, but ours happen in front of, at worst, 10 to 20 people. At worst.

Kanye West though -- boy, his latest public act of doh has been broadcast around the world and is way worse than cussing by mistake at a big meeting or calling your new boyfriend by your old boyfriend's name. At a recent concert in Australia, Kim's main squeeze apparently stopped his concert and refused to go on until two of his fans got up on their feet to feel the music -- or properly worship him, we aren't sure which. But these two folks couldn't stand even if they wanted to -- one had a prosthetic leg and the other was in a wheelchair.

It might be easy to understand how a performer could make this embarrassing, but innocent discovery. Until you hear how Kanye responded -- as only Kanye could. And then you might just wonder what in the hell he was thinking.


So here's what reportedly went down in Sydney: during one of ths songs, West shouted, "I can't do this song. I can't do this show until everybody stand up ...  Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t. 'Imma see you if you ain't standing up, believe me, I'm very good at that."

Alright, well, Kanye could have been a wee bit more sensitive, that's for sure, but why take him so seriously, right? Most people, including lots of fans who actually have handicap passes, would probably get a chuckle out of his comment.

But it didn't end there.

When Kanye spotted two people still sitting in their seats, he reportedly said he wouldn't continue performing until they got up. One of the fans apparently showed the star that she had a prosthetic limb. Kanye's poignant response: "Okay, you fine."

When he honed in on another fan who wasn't complying with his egotistical wish, he reportedly said, "This is the longest I've had to wait to do a song, it's unbelievable." Despite how the crowd tried to clue Kanye into the fact that this particular fan was in a wheelchair, he got his bodyguard to go check out the situation. His even-more poignant response: "He is in a wheelchair? It's fine!"

On the one hand, it's kind of neat that a huge performer would take the time to turn his attention on the crowd and make them part of his performance. On the other hand, a little sensitivity goes a long way, guy!

What Kanye did wasn't evil or that big a deal, but he embarrassed himself far more by not simply apologizing and moving on after this silly incident. 

What do you think Kanye should have done after he discovered the two fans were handicapped and unable to stand up?


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