During a concert in Australia last week, Kanye halted his concert, demanding that everyone stand up.
"I decided I can't do this song, I can't do the rest of the show until everybody stands up," he exclaimed. "Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t."
Turns out, two of the people he was calling out for not standing up, couldn't stand up. One waved their prosthetic leg at him and the other was in a wheelchair, which Kanye wouldn't accept until one of his guys went over and confirmed that he was, in fact, wheelchair-bound.
As one might imagine, many people are not happy with the way Kanye called them out and with the way he handled it even once he realized they did have disabilities. A rep for the People With Disability Australia is particularly disgusted.
"To call out people for not standing up, when they are disabled and cannot stand up, in front of thousands of people, is humiliating," he tells Confidential. "Asking disabled people to show their handicap pass is patronizing and inappropriate. He should apologize. Kanye West would also benefit from disability awareness training."
So far, no word from Kanye or any of his peeps, but we kind of agree that he could have handled it a lot better and an apology would probably go a long way in this case.
What do you guys think?
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