North’s face is exactly how we felt when we heard that there is in fact a Kanye West Bible. West now officially has his own holy bible, where fans can worship ‘Yeezus.’
In this “bible,” the word God is replaced with his name.
While some of ‘Ye’s fans may be rejoicing about this new discovery, some people are giving the author of this “bible” the side eye. “The Book of Yeezus: A Bible for the Modern Day,” is described as “a novelty coffee-table book, celebrating the grandeur of mega-icon Kanye West. This is the bible for the new age.”
So how did this “bible” come about? The author explained that he and his brother went on a creative journey that started with a bunch of “what ifs.”
“What if the Bible, the most singularly significant publication in the ancient canon of Western tradition, were updated to reflect our modern society? What would it look like? What we came up with was an interventionist art, coffee-table novelty, that will appeal to both Kanye fans everywhere and those made curious by this enormous cultural phenomenon. ”
Of course some people are not happy about this, someone asked on the author’s Etsy page “What’s the deal? Why are you taking this joke so far?” and the author answered, “This book wasn’t made to make fun at Kanye, nor to represent an undying devotion for him. Book of Yeezus is simply an exposition. It’s adding an original twist to something ancient and important in order to capture new meaning. We are trying to cast our spotlight towards the way cultural icons have come to be the contemporary spiritual figures in our information culture.”
This is indeed interesting. Although this book is about Yeezus, the author made it clear that he is not affiliated with Kanye West himself. What do you guys think about this book is it genius or taken too far?
Check out the author’s Esty page.
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