A charity basketball game didn’t go exactly as planned yesterday when Kanye West scored 106 points against a team of handicapped children in wheelchairs.
The game was a PR move intended to smooth over the controversy that erupted this week between Kanye and the disabled community. At one of his concerts recently West repeatedly asked wheelchaired fans to stand, and refused to apologize for his mistake afterwards.
The Basketball Wheelchair Charity for Cancer event pitted disabled middle school children against Kanye and his entourage. Kanye’s team seemed hesitant to play as hard since they were not also in wheelchairs as originally planned.
By the end of the day links from this story were spreading like wildfire around the internet. The average persons opinion of Kanye certainly wasn’t improved any. I do wonder what Kanye’s opinion of the story would have been like? Would he have been angry at such a joke story, or proud of the tremendous single handed score that he made?
So what makes us think that this story about Kanye scoring 106 points against a wheelchair basketball team comprising kids is fake? The site that it appeared on. In the The Daily Currant’s about page it explains that the site is only a spoof new site and not to be taken seriously, a bit like News of the World and others. They do say however that even though the news stories are fake, they are supposed to address real world issues.