While watching the video, I initially (stupidly) thought that these were the actual people laying naked in the bed (I think that's what Kanye wants). I started to feel empathy for their situations. They all looked vulnerable, transparent and real. It almost seemed like no matter what they've done, no matter how powerful they might seem and no matter how controversial they are, they still look, act and appear like us. This is how Kanye wanted the video to be seen, it's pure expression and emotion. And it's not so much genius as it is beautiful and emotional. This is how I see it atleast. For the people who think Ye does this for attention, remember what he said? "Whenever I say the truth, it breaks the Internet." He showed truth here and it did just that. The world just isn't real enough to handle him.