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VIdeo: Stephen Colbert Puts Himself In Kanye's 'Famous' Bed
Colbert placed himself next to George W. Bush.
As others criticize Kanye West's new video for "Famous"—which features 12 nude celebrities in bed together: Kim, Kanye, Caitlyn Jenner, Amber Rose, Ray J, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Donald Trump, George Bush, Bill Cosby, Anna Wintour, and Taylor Swift—he continues to promote it. Last night he projected the video onto building walls around NYC (as he had in L.A.), just hours after Lena Dunham took his "art" to task, calling it "sickening."
Stephen Colbert also commented on the video, inserting himself into the bed with a box of crackers—he told viewers from his spot next to George W. Bush: "We all just had sex, all of us, at the same time! I wish you could smell it in here..."
While Colbert had some fun with it, others are criticizing Kanye for the video—Dunham called it "one of the more disturbing 'artistic' efforts in recent memory," which portrayed "waxy bodies of famous women, twisted like they've been drugged and chucked aside at a rage" alongside the likes of Cosby and Brown.
When the song—which features the lyrics: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex... I made that bitch famous"—premiered earlier this year, Swift took Kanye down a notch (without even mentioning his name) during her Grammy speech. "I want to say to all the young women out there, there will be people along the way who will try to undercut your success... Or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame," Swift said.
In a recent profile on Kim Kardashian in GQ, a rep for Swift offered this statement: "Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift. Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated. Kim Kardashian's claim that Taylor and her team were aware of being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone." The video was released after this was published, and Swift has yet to speak out about it.