Kanye West Named the King of Fail
A blog crowns the rapper with low impulse control the year's biggest loser
You don’t hear of Kanye West winning much lately, but his fortunes may have just picked up – he’s been announced the winner of a blog poll that names him the king of 2009.
The King of Fail, that is.
“It was a year of epic fails on so many levels,” said Ben Huh, CEO of the Cheezburger Network of humor sites that includes FAIL Blog, which tallied the results.
Sixteen percent of FAIL Blog users deemed West the Top FAIL Person of the Year. But he was in good company: Reality show dad-turned-aging frat boy Jon Gosselin earned 12 percent of the votes, as did firebreathing rightwing talkshow host Glenn Beck. Perennial targets like Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt and Lindsay Lohan barely made the top 10.
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When it came to specific incidents, West was again on top – his hijacking of Swift’s acceptance speech was chosen as the biggest flub of the year by a whopping 37 percent of the vote. Second came a Bolivian newscast’s airing of footage from the TV show Lost as film from an actual plane crash, followed by Richard Heene, aka Balloon Boy’s dad. Those three blew out of the water such loser luminaries as adulterous South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and the White House party crashers.
The voting’s over for 2009, but we want to know: Who would you most like to see less of in 2010?