Is West deserving of getting all those followers? People who like him (hint: not us) consider him to be massively artistic and a genius and blah, blah, blah. To live up to that reputation, he better post something really profound and the photo-sharing social site, right?
Well, here it is. Kanye West’s first Instagram post:
At first glance, we could kind of see the artistry involved. But on our second look, we realized, “Wait a minute…isn’t that from Total Recall?”
Yep, that’s right. West didn’t even post a photo he himself took. Instead it’s just a screengrab from an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. There’s no caption, so he literally added nothing of value to the picture. Yet somehow this photo still has over 52,000 likes because, you know, he’s Kanye.
Don’t even think about telling him to change up his posts, either. When he first considered joining Instagram, he mentioned it on Twitter and warned everybody off from trying to influence his “art.”
no one can ask me or try to tell me what to Instagram… It’s my art…
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 14, 2016
We’re really digging the fact that he said “my art” in that tweet and then went on to post someone else’s art as his first Instagram photo.
The real question is: how is Kanye going to keep up his Instagram account if he’s gotten rid of his phone? Does his latest tweet mean we’re liberated from having to deal with even more of his “art” online?
I got rid of my phone so I can have air to create
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 14, 2016
Whatever, we’re not following him anyway.