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Kanye West

Under Attack

Over 'Parkinson's' Lyric On New Album

6/19/2013 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West
is being slammed as "ignorant" and "distasteful" over a lyric on his new album which uses Parkinson's disease as a punch line ... TMZ has learned.

The song in question is called "On Sight" -- which includes the lyric, "A monster about to come alive again / Soon as I pull up and park the Benz / We get this bitch shaking like Parkinson's."

Now, TMZ has learned the American Parkinson Disease Association is upset about the lyric -- with the org.'s VP Kathryn Whitford telling us, "We find these lyrics distasteful and the product of obvious ignorance."

FYI -- the APDA has been around for over 50 years and it's the largest organization in the country dedicated to helping those with Parkinson's and furthering efforts to find a cure.

So far, no response from Kanye's camp.

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Steve    

What do expect from a Low Life *******.!!!

453 days ago
332.

Ken    

Haven't we heard enough of this no talent-no class jackass? I certainly have.

453 days ago
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Michelle    

Kanye is a real POS!!! What kind of person does that, oh wait, I already wrote it, POS!!

453 days ago
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JBaer    

This is how people with ZERO TALENT get attention.

453 days ago
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Tim    

He and what's her name named their newborn "North"? So the child's name is North West. I wouldn't do that to a dog. As far as his ignorance about Parkinson's, maybe karma will rear it's uglyness and that jackass will be struck down with Parkinson's. He also writes bad lyrics.

453 days ago
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Larry    

He has always been ignorant and repulsive, and that's before his distasteful songs.

453 days ago
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Importantfacts1    

Who cares?! Kanye West's career was DOA until he hooked up the Paula Dean-loving KK. LOL.

452 days ago
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dave    

he needs the s#hit beat out of him,talentless punk

452 days ago
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Everette     

Kanye West needs to go to school and get an education; if he doesn't, people have the right to call him DUMB.

452 days ago
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Dennis Mullins    

Let me see if I have this down correctly, it is okay to sing about killing cops, bitch slapping women, and other socially unacceptable ****, but id you mention Parkinson's EVERYONE GOES NUTS?!? W T F???

452 days ago
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jbw1126    

Oh and he does have an education even went to college where he dropped out to focus on his music career. Obviously it was smart if he's worth more than everyone who commented on this bull**** article

451 days ago
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Earl    

By text-book definition, ignorance means the lack of knowledge. Moreover, the medical symptoms of hypokinetic rigid syndrome; or Parkinson's disease, is shaking. Ignorance, is invalid in Ms. Whitford's statement about Kanye, for the reason I'm sure he knows what the definition is of the disease. Distasteful? Possibly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, he did not mention the negativity of this disease, nor did he exploit a specific person diagnosed with this disease. A simple metaphor in a song. I have a high speculation that Kathryn does not have a clue about Kanye's personal life. Kanye could have family members or good friends with this disease. In my opinion, this organization is out for main stream attention and possibly a pay check. This may be a far-fetched juxtaposition, but I do not see an organization calling out people who make racist music. The APDA is wasting their time.

450 days ago
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