VOX | Constance Grady:
Note: This article contains multiple stills from “Famous,” including some NSFW images.
On June 24, Kanye West released the controversial video for his controversial song”Famous.” Actually, according to Kanye, he released the visual to “Famous,” suggesting the videos that accompany his songs are more than music videos: They’re art. Almost immediately, the internet was awash in both fawning praise and outraged critiques. Was the video, which features naked replicas of multiple celebrities asleep in bed together, tawdry trash? Was it 10 minutes of objectification, rape culture at its worst? Was the whole thing — both “Famous” and the album on which it appears, The Life of Pablo — an elaborate attempt at revenge on Taylor Swift, the latest escalation of a longstanding public feud? Or was it great pop art, cementing Kanye as this generation’s Andy Warhol?… Read more
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