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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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106.

AnonyMouse    

Just like John Olliver said on the John Stewart show the other day: we can ignore him. We don't have to react to his puerile games. What we can do, actually, is rewatch Idiocracy. That movie is way too close to what is happening. Paying attention to this gutter rat leads nowhere.

399 days ago
107.

JFO    

What a talent ... I don't know how he fits it all in ....

399 days ago
108.

Jeffrey Perry    

That.s just silly. What did he say that was so bad? People with parkinson's dance and like rap-music.
And they happen to shake when they do it!

399 days ago
109.

chas    

What...Kanye West distasteful and obviously ignorant? Really...? Since when; day he was born?

399 days ago
110.

Umadbro?!?!    

I bet most if yous never heard or care about this disease but now ya care because kanye said something smh

399 days ago
111.

Henry Butler    

Kanye West is being slammed as "ignorant" and "distasteful"

Isn't that stating the obvious? Has he ever been anything else? Is there anyone who doesn't already know this? If so, where have they been?

399 days ago
112.

SABINA    

Seems like he is always offending people. Classless!!!!

399 days ago
113.

J.E.B.    

Kanye West IS a disease.

399 days ago
114.

2idiots    

Maybe Kim and Kanyeah Kardashian Kan encourage their family and "friends" (cough cough) to make a Kontribution to the Parkinson Foundation. Kinda like that did with the Chicago Children's Hospital.
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Speaking of the Chicago Children's Hospital, I wonder how many gifts and kontribution they actually did receive from this bunch of gypsies.

399 days ago
115.

Sara    

This man really thinks he's something with his grumpy ugly a$$ face he looks like he just ate $hit by the way all he does in his music is brag about what he has and then talk about what he's gonna do like he's a tough guy now we should be scared oh hi$ a$$ Bithc NO! You're not tough you're keeping up with the Kardashians that exactly when you're career ended right thur! Yeezus, but you would loose a fight to a street sign that's goddish enough lol

399 days ago
116.

Lizzie    

I'm not even a fan of Kanye West, but why are people surprised? Music from most artists these days is offensive in some regard, and you're always going to have people who are offended.

Yeah- the line is distasteful. But it's not like he's saying "Let's kill all those useless people with Parkinsons."

399 days ago
117.

Sandra     

Kayne is an ignorant,stupid ass!!!

399 days ago
118.

Darlene    

More proof that Kanye is not a good human being. I have a sister with this awful disease, nothing to make fun of or use as a derogatory line in one of his usually insensive songs.

399 days ago
119.

Greg    

oh no cracka's being overly sensitive again...smdh

399 days ago
120.

braintrain    

Who cares....stop being so god Damn sensitive

399 days ago
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