Mike Myers defends Kanye West's Katrina comments
May 21st, 2014
06:06 PM ET

Mike Myers defends Kanye West's Katrina comments

Kanye West is a man famous for speaking his mind, and his remarks at a Hurricane Katrina relief telethon in 2005 are among the most infamous.

Standing next to Mike Myers, the rapper went rogue, telling the audience watching at home that "George Bush doesn't care about black people."

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For all of these years, everyone assumed Myers' look of incredulity as he stood next to West was indicative of his shock at his off-script commentary. But to focus on that is to ignore West's message, Myers now tells GQ magazine.

“For me, it isn’t about the look of embarrassment on my face, it is truly about the injustice that was happening in New Orleans," the actor and filmmaker says in the magazine's June issue. "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?"

Just to set the record straight, "I’m, like, super proud to have been next to him," Myers said.

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