Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, and then Kanye West fans took to Twitter and killed music fans’ souls earlier this week.
West recently released a song called Only One on iTunes featuring Sir Paul McCartney. The collaboration was well-received, but some Kanye fans blew the world’s mind with their ignorance of who McCartney is.
Seen on Twitter were West fans displaying their ignorance of the music legend:
Fans of McCartney just couldn’t “Let it Be”:
The humanity! These poor souls have never heard The Beatles! How can that be?
The answer: Millennials.
Millennials are growing up. They’ve never known a world without computers or the Internet. Music has been auto-tuned for most of their formative years and their stars become obsolete after a few years in the music scene. It takes some research to find out who McCartney is, and while they’ve always had Google by their side, they apparently don’t use it.
These Millennials seem to live under a rock; McCartney has been in their lives. Whether it was through The Beatles rock band game, which sold over a million copies, or during widely televised events like the closing show of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London or the 2005 Super Bowl halftime show, the rock legend has been there for these Millennials with unfortunate taste in music.
And somehow they missed him.
While it’s important to keep the country educated, literate, fed, and clothed, these poor Millennials need to be forced to listen to classic rock until they beg for mercy and their ears start bleeding, or we’re heading for a generation of adults whose eyes glaze over when names like Neil Young, Jim Morrison, John Lennon or Bob Marley get dropped, and that is no planet anyone should want to live on.
But hey, at least West’s fans know who Sir Paul McCartney is now.
If you or someone you know is suffering from lack of Beatles knowledge, please watch the following video:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDiSe1GHOVQ?rel=0&w=560&h=315]