Every so often, through all the rad award shows and expensively awful styles, we see just how unpleasant being famous can somebody be. While Kim Kardashian was attempting to enter a medical building in Beverly Hills, several photographers began swarming around her. Half the time when I go to the doctor’s office, I’m barely dressed and I’m not wearing makeup and I’m ready to be judged by my medical practitioner, but that’s about it. I feel like I’d be pretty angry if I just wanted to seek out health treatment and advisement and instead wound up with a ton of paparazzi jumping up and down in my unmade-up face. Unluckily for Kim, according to TMZ, she had a stressfully eager fan trying to “help” her:
We’re told the guy allegedly tried to help Kim get in the building, as he started screaming, “F**k these fa**ot-ass n****rs”" — referring to the paparazzi. Kim then told him it was not appropriate to use the N-word. We’re told he then screamed at her, “F**k you bitch. Just trying to help you. Shut up n****r lover, stupid slut.”
Uh, whoa. No. Not okay. Not even a little bit. You, sir, have managed to offend just about everybody all in one to three breaths (I imagine he was forcing himself to hyperventilate with self-righteousness and Nice Guy Syndrome).
But the story doesn’t end there:
Apparently that got Kim hot as fish grease … she watched the guy walk into an office. As they were walking we’re told the guy continued berating Kim. She dialed Kanye on his cell, and when the guy realized Kanye was on the phone he allegedly said, “F**k you N****r.” Kanye — who had just arrived at the building — then met up with Kim.
Kanye then allegedly walked into the doctor’s office and punched the teenager while Kim shouted, “We have it all on tape.” The police were called to the scene, after which the man Kanye assaulted stated his desire to press charges.
You know, as much as Kanye West drives me and everybody else with the gift of reason a little nuts, I sometimes understand how a person who’s constantly being surrounded by screaming people might find himself imploding a bitt. I’m obviously not advocating violence–ever–but when it comes down to it, if somebody ever called my friend or partner or family member a racial slur, I would have a difficult time not losing my shit, especially if I were afraid of how close that person was to my significant other, which would only make the protective instinct stronger. In my opinion, it’s easier to handle rudeness and slurs when they’re directed at yourself; when it’s at somebody you love, your blood can boil so much more quickly.
Should Kanye have assaulted the guy? No, of course not, and he is reportedly under investigation for battery now because that’s generally what happens when you walk into a doctor’s office and punch somebody. Should that guy shut his mouth and not been an awful human being? Yes. So much yes. Maybe he was attempting to get a lawsuit going–who knows? All in all, this is one of those situations where nobody made the right decision.