Mike Myers Supports Kanye West's Katrina Statement, Years Later

Nearly nine years after Kanye West proclaimed that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" in a national telethon to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims, the man who stood next to him with a winced look on his face has voiced his support. "I'm, like, super proud to have been next to him," actor Mike Myers recently told GQ. "The look on my face is. . . to be honest with you, I thought I handled it well."

Looking back at the telethon, Myers recalled feeling surprised and uncomfortable. He said he wanted to do the telethon because he, too, felt "ironically, that if this was white people on roofs, the army would be there in five seconds." When one of the show's producers told him he would be working with Kanye West, Myers recalled not being familiar with the rapper's work. "And then he said he was going to take some liberties with the thing." Myers said he didn't know that the liberty would be "calling out" Bush.

Myers told the interviewer, "I don't mind answering the question [about Kanye] but the emphasis of it being that I'm the guy next to the guy who spoke a truth." Moreover, Myers said, "To have the emphasis on the look on my face versus the fact that somebody spoke truth to power at a time when somebody needed to speak? I'm very proud to have been next to him."

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