Suffice it to say, Kanye West is a master of confusion—and LeVar Burton has something to say about Ye possibly passing on his shortcomings to the kids.
West recently announced plans to open the Donda Academy, a school named after his mother, Donda, who was an educator, and he plans to do it on land owned by currently imprisoned hip-hop artist Young Thug.
A school is a place where kids learn. Reading, of course, is an essential part of any educational plan. But recently West made some folks side-eye him by admitting that he’s not an avid reader. A member of the annoyed was former Reading Rainbow frontman and TV icon Burton.
West stated, “I actually haven’t read any book. Reading is like eating brussels sprouts for me.”
Kanye West shared that he’s repulsed by literature, comparing books to a vegetable often despised by children. https://t.co/2OzWsBkE9n
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) September 19, 2022
Burton took to Twitter with a teachable moment aimed at West:
“Hmmm…I’m going have to take Mr. West at his word. I hope however, that he shares a different message with the children enrolled in the school he’s founded named after his mother, who was an professor of English. I’m fairly certain she read a book or two.”
👀Hmmm… I’m going have to take Mr. West at his word. I hope however, that he shares a different message with the children enrolled in the school he’s founded named after his mother, who was an professor of English. I’m fairly certain she read a book or two. #bydhttmwfi https://t.co/HVR0oKpsgf
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) September 19, 2022
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On another note, in an Instagram Story posted Tuesday night, amid reports of Billboard writing that Kanye West is “shopping his publishing catalog,” West stated that he’s actually at odds with that report.
“Just like Taylor Swift… my publishing is being put up for my sale without my knowledge. Not for sale.”