'There's a lack of thought that's masquerading as thought,' the music video director explains.
Joseph Kahn has trained the camera on Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons and tons of other pop stars as one of the most sought-after music video directors in the game, but Kanye West isn't someone who'll be meeting Kahn on set anytime soon.
In an interview with Business Insider about Bodied, his film out Friday (Nov. 2), Kahn made it clear that West's alignment with and support of Donald Trump -- and, specifically, his tendency to share some of Trump's traits -- makes him an undesirable client.
"I find the Kanye/Kardashian culture so -- to me it's hand in hand with the Trump world," he said. "There's a lack of thought that's masquerading as thought. It's using the power of brand as the power of thought. And if anything, I'm so immersed in the power of brands, I try to put thought in the brands and I don't see thought going on there. I just see crazy people flinging around and just trying to make money and call it thought."