When two megastars like Paul McCartney and Kanye West combine talents, the results are supposed to be great. However, after a UK Twitter user with the name @CurvedDaily tweeted "Who tf is paul mccartney???!??! this is why i love kanye for shining light on unknown artists," Beatles fans were offended.
The controversy started after Kanye's new track "Only One" was released on New Year’s Eve and Twitter users began throwing sarcastic comments all around the web.
Speechless! RT @OVOJosh: I don't know who Paul McCartney is, but Kanye is going to give this man a career w/ this new song!!— Craig Burrows, MBE (@craigburrows) January 5, 2015
Kanye has a great ear for talent. This Paul McCartney guy gonna be huge.— Desus Nice (@desusnice) January 1, 2015
Then things really got bad when @CurveDaily tweeted:
who tf is paul mccartney???!??! this is why i love kanye for shining light on unknown artists— :/ (@CurvedDaily) January 2, 2015
@CurveDaily's tweet received thousands of retweets and although the Twitter user apologized, his sarcastic comments kept coming.
"Come on guys, the whole thing was a joke and you’ve gone too far, i LOVE the beatles, paul mccarthy, ringo star, jay leno and the other one."
Beatles fans lashed back, because whether or not there was sarcasm to begin with, they weren't happy that McCartney was being played with.
How can you not know who Paul McCartney is...?....you literally live in the deepest and most secluded pit on earth if you don't. #smh— Peter Stan (@SlappinDahBass) January 2, 2015
The fact that Kanye fans don't know who Paul McCartney is and think he's getting a career because of Kanye makes me weep for this generation— Steve Ponticello (@PapaPonti) January 2, 2015
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