ABC Tries To Control Obama’s Kanye “Jackass” Comment On Twitter

Posted Sep 15, 2009

American Broadcasting Company (ABC), the television network that The Walt Disney Company owns was responsible for the news about President Barack Obama calling Kanye West a “jackass” spreading. Kanye West stole the microphone from Taylor Swift when she received an MTV VMA award and the news exploded in the media. West personally apologize on his blog about the situation, but it was too late — he already came off as looking as a jerk. Even the President called him a jerk.

Some of ABC’s employees overhead a conversation between President Obama and John Hardwood of CNBC. A conversation between the two that was off the record made its way on Twitter and was never meant to be the official words from the President.

When asked about whether Obama’s daughters were annoyed by what Kanye West did, the President replied “I thought that was really inappropriate.” He added “What are you butting in (for)? … The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. She’s getting her award. What’s he doing up there?” Then he added “He’s a jackass.”

After realizing that he went too far, the President said “Cut the president some slack. I’ve got a lot of other stuff on my plate.”

When ABC employees overheard the conversation, they turned to Twitter. Terry Moran wrote “Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a ‘jackass’ for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential” on Twitter. The tweets have been deleted shortly after they were originally written.

Too late to crowd control ABC, the word is out. The President has expressed his opinion about Kanye West’s behavior.