It appears that being depicted as a gay fish might actually turn out to be a good thing for [artist id="330"]Kanye West[/artist].
For those who missed it, West was positively slammed on Wednesday night's episode of "South Park" — which centered around a baldfacedly juvenile joke about the term "fish sticks" — coming across as an egotistical jerk who is masking deep-ceded desires to live life as, uh, a "gay fish."
At the end of the episode, after denying his latent feelings, West — dressed in a green vest and skin-tight fish-scale pants — finally realizes that he can't keep his inner fish closeted anymore, tells his crew "It's time for me to stop running. A gay fish just cant live in the outside world forever," then leaps off a pier and launches into an Auto-Tuned song while humping various fish.
Now, we're fairly certain that the Kanye of old would've flown into a fit of rage over his portrayal on the show. But, on Thursday (April 9), West took a different tact, posting a link to the show his blog, and writing (in ALL CAPS, of course) that he wasn't upset, because he used the episode as motivation to display some new life skills. It would seem that Kanye has turned over a new ... er, fin.
" 'South Park' murdered me last night, and it's pretty funny. It hurts my feelings, but what can you expect from 'South Park?'" he wrote. "I actually have been working on my ego. ... Having the crazy ego is played out at this point in my life and career. I used to use it to build up my esteem when nobody believed in me. Now that people do believe and support my music, the best response is 'Thank you' instead of 'I told you so!'
"I just wanna be a doper person, which starts with me not always telling people how dope I think I am. I need to just get past myself. Drop the bravado and just make dope product," the post continued. "As long as I act like a b---h, this type of sh-- will happen to me. ... I'm not actually a huge douche. I'm sure the writers at 'South Park' are really nice people in real life. Thanks for taking the time to draw my crew. That was pretty funny also."
Perhaps someone should've called him a "gay fish" sooner.