Last week, Kanye West came out with his new album, and made some outrageous, worrisome claims in various interviews.
But the album’s title, Jesus Is King, is attracting attention from people whom you wouldn’t expect to have much in common with Kanye.
Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Duggar witnessed Kanye’s "Sunday service" … and they’re his new biggest fans.
Kanye has new fans in Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Duggar, who saw a live, I-MAX performance of Kanye’s Sunday service.
"From a musical perspective," Jeremy gushes on Instagram. "It was one of the greatest pieces of musical art that I’ve ever witnessed live."
He then explains that Kanye is "simply declaring to the world what God has done for him."
Kanye has said similar things in recent interviews.
Some Christians have been hesitant to get on board the Kanye train, so to speak, given his history of bad behavior.
"Be careful that you quickly don’t disparage that [by] telling him to sit down, to shut up, to learn," Jeremy cautions his followers.
He says that Kanye should be met with patience and embraced.
Jeremy describes him as a genuine "born again believer."
"Honestly, as I was listening to it today in The Forum, it struck me as an outburst of praise," Jeremy assesses.
He says that this declaration of Kanye’s was "coming from a captive soul that’s been set free."
Note that within some versions of Christian theology, bad behavior is literally the result of devilish or demonic temptation and interference.
When Jeremy refers to a "captive soul" that is "set free," he may mean that in the most literal sense imaginable.
As far as Jeremy is concerned, Kanye has been preaching “the true gospel.”
He notes that those close to Kanye who have been influencing him are “really good people who are theologically sound."
Jeremy refers to spiritual advisors and pastors with whom Kanye has been associating.
Jeremy personally knows one of them, Adam Tyson.
Not everyone is happy with Jeremy’s glowing endorsement of the polarizing Kanye West.
Kanye has expressed much more than his faith in recent days.
In an interview released on Friday, Kanye suggested that his much-needed pharmaceutical medications had simply been a tool to silence him.
He also claimed that the pills had been a ploy to make him "fat on purpose."
What sinister force Kanye imagines wanted to either of those things … is anyone’s guess.
The other issue that some fans have with this is that it appears, to some, that Jeremy is trying to ride Kanye’s controversial coattails.
Do he and Jinger see a new opportunity here to get their names in headlines for something other than Jinger’s hair and pants?
Do they plan to drag the entire Duggar clan out of the Dark Ages and into the 1800s at least, drawing in new fans by embracing Kanye?
Or maybe Jeremy was just (religiously) nerding out about a concert that he saw and wanted to gush about it in an 18-minute Instagram Live session.