Kanye West’s illogical bid for the presidency might be somewhat amusing in another year, but with so much at stake in 2020, it’s been difficult to find the humor in the rapper-turned Christian-turned presidential candidate’s run.
But that isn’t stopping West from continuing his pointless crusade, or firing back at the “haters” who suggest voting for a candidate that actually has a shot of winning is a better use of one’s time than voting for a man who isn’t even on the ballot in most states.
The rapper, who previously announced his candidacy under the “Birthday” party after being a vocal Trump supporter for several years, took to Twitter to fire back at a recent comment from Jennifer Aniston telling people not to vote for him.
“I urge you to really consider who is going to be most affected by this election if we stay on the track we’re on now,” Aniston, who voted for Joe Biden, wrote on Instagram over the weekend. “This whole thing isn’t about one candidate or one single issue, it’s about the future of this country and of the world. Vote for equal human rights, for love, and for decency.
“PS — It’s not funny to vote for Kanye. I don’t know how else to say it. Please be responsible.”
Articles immediately popped up reporting that Aniston was encouraging people not to vote for West, who eventually caught wind of the situation.
“Wow, that Rogan interview got em shook,” he tweeted. “Friends wasn’t funny either.”
His tweet has since been deleted, possibly because he realized that Aniston made her post prior to his controversial appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, during which he reiterated his belief that God is “calling” him to become president because “there couldn’t be a better time to put a visionary in the captain’s chair.”
Despite not qualifying to be on the ballot in most states, West has been encouraging fans to write him in as a candidate.
Unfortunately, people have taken him on the challenge, either voting for West as a joke, as Aniston warned against, or because they truly believe they can put an end to the United States’ two-party system by skipping all the groundwork in local elections and just jumping right ahead to voting for a rapper who barely even campaigned to lead the entire country.