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No, that is not a half-naked former president in Kanye West’s bed for his latest, controversial music video.
George W. Bush is among other celebrities depicted by lifelike nude wax figures — including Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby and Anna Wintour, among others — with West for his “Famous” music video.
Bush had no comment on the matter, but his spokesman, Freddy Ford, confirmed the 43rd president had nothing to do with the video, adding Bush “is in much better shape” than his wax double.
This is not the first time West and the former president have crossed paths, in a sense. In 2005, during the Concert for Hurricane Relief in the wake of Katrina, West said on live TV, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
Now, West is being criticized for his “Famous” video.
On Monday, Lena Dunham posted her disgust for the video on Facebook.
Calling the music video “one of the more disturbing ‘artistic’ efforts in recent memory,” the star of HBO’s Girls wrote, “Now I have to see the prone, unconscious, waxy bodies of famous women, twisted like they’ve been drugged and chucked aside at a rager? It gives me such a sickening sense of dis-ease.”
The song “Famous,” off the album The Life of Pablo, which was released in February, made headlines long before before the video was released with lyrics talking about Taylor Swift, including “I made that bitch famous.”
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