Kanye West sets the internet on fire with “provocative” album cover, and already banned from Walmart.
Controversy surrounds Kanye West’s latest album ‘Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ by artist George Condo, which includes angel wings, fangs, and nipples causing some retailers like Wal-Mart to allegedly ban the album from stores.
In what appears to be another in a long line of publicity stunts, Kanye West ignites controversy once again with the racy painted image of two people engaging in what could be interested as a sex act. Let’s just say that there is a woman sitting facing towards a man and both of them are totally naked. Then there are the angel wings and fangs which I believe are there to draw attention away from fact that apart from almost being porn the image is pretty crude.
Kanye West tweeted the satirical statement about Wal-Mart allegedly banning his album “Yoooo they banned my album cover!!!!!” and pretended to be shocked that he caused another controversy. One thing to take into consideration in this whole situation is that the album doesn’t come out for another month. Add that to the fact that the album cover included a parental advisory label and it paints a different picture. The controversy is that big box retailers like Wal-Mart and Target won’t carry West’s new release, but oddly any album with a parental advisory label on it is not carried in those stores.
What we probably occurred was yet another brilliant marketing tactic by Kanye West who is no stranger to the censored hallowed grounds of Wal-Mart. In the past Kanye released “clean” versions of his previous works to conform to the big box chains demands for family friendly material. This just might have something to do with the fact that Wal-Mart is number one in retail album sales.
Kanye’s artistic integrity may currently be challenged but the artist showed no qualms with bowing to big chain economic pressures in the past. With so much time between now and the album release the offended parties will probably come to an agreement. Maybe the censored version can be Kanye making out with a fish. There is nothing family un-friendly about that.