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Kanye West Speaks Out Against Social Media Pressure

Rap superstar Kanye West is known for his often-questionable statements and behavior, but he may have shown a different side of himself with his argument against the pressures of social media.

In a few new posts online, West called on Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and others to end the pressure and stress of likes, comments, and followers on social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

“There are people who are committing suicide due to not getting enough likes. Seeking validation in the simulation,” West wrote. “Speaking for myself I personally want to participate in social media with the option of not having to show my followers or likes.”

Indeed, many studies have proven that social media use is linked to increased depression and anxiety. Aside from comparing the quality of their lives to those they see on screen, it’s inescapable that many users judge others based on their followers and stats through things like a verification check.

West compared this to judging someone by what’s in their bank account or how big their (genitalia) is.

“We should be able to participate in social media without having to show how many followers or likes we have,” West continued.

Although it seems unlikely that one major celebrity’s opinion can influence an online powerhouse, Twitter CEO Mark Dorsey did respond to West’s comments just a few hours afterward.

“We’ve been thinking deeply about the follower and like counts, and what that incentivizes,” read a message to Kanye from Dorsey. “We want to change. What made sense 12 years ago doesn’t make sense today. At least for us. Us making that number bold and big incentivized people to want to increase it, and feel bad if they couldn’t. That’s not right. We want to incentivize contribution to the global conversation and consciousness.”

Social Media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have certainly made changes throughout their run, as any business would—to better suit their clientele’s needs.

Although there is an argument that knowing the number of followers and traffic a person receives on social media is relevant from a business standpoint, it doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be public knowledge, as much of it currently is.

There is also the case that receiving likes on a post can merely be an innocuous gesture between friends or likeminded people, to communicate and solidify existing social bonds. But again, maybe only the receiver of these actions could see this information, omitted from public view.

How would altering these kinds of actions affect our overall experiences on social media and what we’ve known of it?



  1. George House September 24, 2018

    Like what he thinks matters.. lmao

  2. Rina Davis-van Tuil September 24, 2018

    Who cares what that creep has to say! Go away and stay away loser!

  3. Charles Freedom September 24, 2018

    Does anybody really care about this clown and his issues? Really?

  4. Louise Dodson September 24, 2018

    Just another has been

  5. Gwendolyn Armour September 25, 2018

    Go home and just be quiet. Stop doing what Kim tells you to do. Punk azz. Get you some medicine and STFU!

  6. Linda Small Wood September 25, 2018

    I don’t really care

  7. Patricia Gulifield Segal September 25, 2018


  8. Louise Dodson October 1, 2018

    The idiot speaks

  9. Katrina Tina Herbus Manko October 1, 2018

    He knows where we heading he catching on

  10. Michael S Gregory Sr. October 1, 2018

    Just like the Kardashians and will do or say anything to stay in the Media’s eye.

    Kardashians will do anything to stay in the Media’s eye even put nude pics out.

    A Family Famous for Nothing what have they done other then get Rich off a stupid TV show that only shows how stuck up they really are.

  11. Dorothy McKown October 1, 2018

    Who does this no talent rich guy think he is?

  12. George House October 1, 2018


  13. Charles Freedom October 1, 2018

    No cares about this Uncle Toms opinion.

  14. Frank Renew October 1, 2018

    Egotistical fool.

  15. Raymond Willis October 1, 2018

    Go fuck yourself *fake ass wannabe, before suffering another broken jaw,didn’t teach ya:STFU

  16. Pamela Barrientos October 8, 2018

    I don’t want to hear from this crazy man.

  17. Rob Lockwood October 8, 2018

    Kanye who?

  18. Susan Dow October 8, 2018


  19. Sylvia Narramore Opella October 8, 2018

    Awww. Social media made you snd your wife. Stop whining.

  20. George House October 8, 2018

    Who gives a Shit about what he thinks

  21. Lola Johnson October 8, 2018

    Could he just stop speaking

  22. Doris Matthews October 8, 2018

    Go somewhere and sit down, Kanye.

  23. Katrina Tina Herbus Manko October 8, 2018

    Good for you don’t cave

  24. Christine Johnson October 8, 2018

    He is only an attention seeking grifter. Why does anyone pay attention to what he says. I really don’t care as he doesn’t have any intelligent reasons for what he says or does.

    1. N.L. McCoy October 8, 2018

      He has known and has been friends with President Trump for years. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and believe him.

  25. Gabriela Paredes October 8, 2018

    Eat shit crazy asshole

  26. N.L. McCoy October 8, 2018

    Kanye you’ve come over to the right side; democrats have gone stark raving mad and we’ve seen the despicable things they are capable of doing without an ounce of remorse.
    Good luck Kanye.

  27. Louise Dodson October 8, 2018

    You just need to visit rehab again and you will be just fine

  28. Karen Notarian Webb October 8, 2018

    Just give his meds

  29. Grechasaw Sawyer October 8, 2018

    Mental illness

  30. Mary Anne Young October 8, 2018

    He needs prayers and keep on his meds!

  31. Winifred Gilmore October 8, 2018

    Who cares!

  32. Vernon Howard October 8, 2018


  33. Doris Schultz October 9, 2018

    He needs to take his meds

  34. Marquita Slaughter-Cook October 9, 2018

    Who cares…… stop giving him and Trump all that, mental illness is real they feed off the attention, and don’t get the help they need?. They must go to the same doctors ?

  35. Cheryl Yeager October 9, 2018

    Hypocrite, social media is how he got his fans and keeps his name out there

  36. Cindy Gibson October 9, 2018

    Poor man…can’t take criticism.Then maybe you should stay off social media.

  37. Greg Bezak October 9, 2018

    Kanye & Trump should be on the same meds!


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