Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery finally hit Netflix this weekend and by most accounts, it lives up to the hype. While it had its detractors (namely Ben Shapiro, who might have seen a bit of himself in its ludicrous representatives of the shallow moneyed class), most of the reactions have been overwhelmingly positive — even if lots of attention has been lavished on one of its stars’ head wrinkles. As a satire of so-called disruptors, it’s spot-on, right down to the “cameo” appearance of one of the bigger self-righteous buffoons in pop culture today: Kanye West.
Kanye doesn’t actually appear in the film; rather, his likeness is captured in a mural on the wall of billionaire tech genius Miles Bron’s island home — the titular Glass Onion. It’s just a pitch-perfect detail that this pompous, self-important dork would admire Kanye so much that he’d get a painting of him on his wall. Of course, he would. Before Kanye’s recent spate of hateful behavior, you could imagine all kinds of these clueless capitalists boasting about their associations with Ye. Hell, even now, it seems like a significant portion of them are still okay with giving him a platform.
Now, the film was shot last year, well before Kanye finally fulfilled the prediction that Zack Fox made in 2018, but it probably plays even better and more on the nose now. Just check out viewers’ reactions as they realized that yes, this Elon Musk stand-in (although director Rian Johnson denies it) is just so proud of his Kanye mural. Hey, remember when Elon let Kanye back on Twitter (along with Donald Trump and a bunch of other vaguely Nazi-ish characters)? Janelle Monae’s character has the right idea.
— YE²⁴ yefanatics (@yefanatics) December 26, 2022
Favorite part of Glass Onion was the Kanye West mural they obviously cut a reference to in light of recent events pic.twitter.com/ToUWljL92y
— Barnes & Noble copy of the Beatles “1” on vinyl (@flieldy) December 25, 2022
Glass Onion: Knives Out Mystery has a random Kanye cameo on the wall pic.twitter.com/G8n7RoVfe6
— Ye Streams (@kanyestreams1) December 23, 2022
eu juro que tem uma pintura do kanye west em glass onion eu to KKKKKKKKKK pic.twitter.com/5fw1FZgr1l
— guifa (@euguifa) December 25, 2022
me starting Glass Onion: oh heh this guy’s Elon
me noticing the Kanye mural at the end: pic.twitter.com/3DtzCGZKpU
— delrayser (Official) (@delrayser) December 24, 2022
I wonder if Kanye’s seen the mural of himself in Glass Onion and put together why he’s in it
— Cordavision (@cordavision) December 24, 2022