NIP/TUCK star Kelly Carlson has blasted Kanye West for comments he made during a live Hurricane Katrina telethon last week (02SEP05) - calling the rapper "tacky".

West ignored his script on a teleprompter and instead attacked President George W Bush, stating, "George Bush doesn't care about black people," claiming the American leader didn't act quickly enough to save African-Americans stranded in the eye of the hurricane.

His outspoken comments upset Carlson because she felt West chose the wrong time and the wrong forum to attack America's leader.

She fumes, "I don't think a lot of people this day and age dislike black people. I mean I think we've kind of moved on from that.

"So, to go on television and say that, I think it's tacky, I think it's very low rent."