“The guy just disgraced me. I have done the best I can to set an example for children, and then this guy comes along and tries to rip it apart,” said Knievel. “In my opinion, this video maybe reflects West and his way of life, but it’s sure not mine.”
We’ve been down this road — or perhaps over this canyon — before. The Smoking Gun, however (hat tip to pop culture wiz and Jersey City attorney David Krell), makes it a little more clear that part of Evel’s complaint is that West adopted the entire “Evel look,” to wit:
So is Evel onto something? Maybe yes. Maybe Kanye crossed the line this time. Wasn’t Aristotle writing about trademarks when he said, “No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye”?