Kanye West is no stranger to controversy and the latest incident has landed him in some hot water. The rap mogul has been sued by a photographer after he taunted Vogue editor Anna Wintour on social media.
The incident began when West posted a photo of himself and his daughter North on Instagram, along with a caption asking Wintour to put the two on the cover of Vogue. West’s post was met with some criticism, with some accusing him of being out of line.
However, the situation escalated when West posted a photo of a paparazzi photographer taking pictures of North. The caption of the photo was a taunt directed at Wintour, saying “this is the paparazzi Anna Wintour didn’t want on the cover of Vogue.”
The photographer in the photo, Robert E. Barbera, was not amused by West’s post and has now filed a lawsuit against him. The lawsuit claims that West’s post was an invasion of Barbera’s privacy and that it has caused him emotional distress.
Barbera’s lawyer has stated that West’s post was “clearly intended to harass and intimidate” the photographer. He also stated that West’s post was “reckless and malicious” and that it has caused Barbera “humiliation, embarrassment, and emotional distress.”
It remains to be seen how the lawsuit will play out, but it is clear that West has once again found himself in some hot water. His post was certainly ill-advised and could have serious consequences if he is found guilty of invading Barbera’s privacy.
At the end of the day, West should have thought twice before taunting Wintour on social media. It was a thoughtless move that could have serious repercussions. Only time will tell if West will be held accountable for his actions.