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Kanye West and Taylor Swift — the backlash begins

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When rap artist Kanye West took the microphone from country singer Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night and  told viewers that Beyonce should have won her awkanye-west-drinkingard instead, he was not likely to win many friends.

And sure enough, celebrities have taken to the Web to denounce Kanye’s actions faster than viral video of the incident, which you can view here.

Pop star Kelly Clarkson wrote a kind of open letter to West in a profanity-laden blog post, “I was actually nominated in the same category that Taylor won and I was excited for her … so why can’t you be?? … I just pity you because you’re a sad human being.”

“I Kissed a Girl” singer Katy Perry wrote a crude insult to West on her Twitter page, and then had this summation to describe the rap star’s actions, “It’s like U stepped on a kitten.”

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