Kanye can’t seem to catch a break! The ‘Austin Powers’ actor took a moment to poke fun of the rapper, who seems to be the butt of many jokes as of late, during the ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ telethon on Sept. 5.
Kanye West didn’t attend the Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Sept. 5, but he still managed to be the target of a pretty shocking diss. Mike Myers, who presented alongside the “Bound 2” rapper at the 2005 Hurricane Katrina benefit concert, poked fun of Kanye while referencing his uncomfortable jab at President George Bush for not caring “about black people” nine years ago.
Mike Myers At Stand Up To Cancer: His Diss To Kanye West
“So, I’m here to announce that my home country of Canada, and Stand Up To Cancer, have joined together to fight this awful disease,” Mike started saying after he walked on stage at the SU2C telethon.
“Right now is when we were supposed to go to Ben Stiller in Toronto. But, evidently, lightening has struck something in Toronto, because I am doomed never to have a live telecast without controversy,” Mike continued.
The audience erupted in laughter before he concluded, “I think Hurricane Kanye has hit Toronto.”
Of course, Mike is referencing that moment, nine years ago, when Kanye went off on President George Bush during the Concert for Hurricane Relief, creating a very awkward moment for the Austin Powers actor.
“George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” Kanye said live on television on Sept. 2, 2005. (Watch the video above.)
Mike Myers Disses Kanye West: Fans React On Twitter
Fans on Twitter appear to love that Mike poked fun of the situation during the Stand Up To Cancer event.
— Ashley E. Armstrong (@Ashley_Lizzy91) September 6, 2014
I’m donating to #standup2cancer because Mike Myers reminded me of the cancer that is Kanye West.
— Evan Worthing (@EvanWorthing) September 6, 2014
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did you laugh when Mike Myers dissed Kanye West? Was the joke appropriate for such a serious telethon? Tell us how you feel!
— Chris Rogers