Simon Vozick-Levinson of Entertainment Weekly said the post was "a fascinating look at where Kanye's head is at these days", and complimented West for his "humility and honesty".  Daniel Kreps of Rolling Stone said: "Many have tried, all have failed, but in the end it only took four animated children from Colorado to topple Kanye West's ego... One day, we'll all look back on this day and thank South Park for ushering in this historic moment in the life of Kanye."  Kerrie Mitchell of Entertainment Weekly suggested West's modest response was actually a marketing stunt to help sell his upcoming personal fragrance and energy drink. Mitchell wrote, "Did he just get the last laugh on South Park ? Conspiracy!"  In response to the media coverage, West wrote another blog entry on April 10 claiming he had only seen part of the episode and found it funny, but he had been working on his arrogance problem for some time and that South Park did not lead to his "ego epiphany".   The next day, he said in another blog entry that while visiting The Cheesecake Factory restaurant, the manager brought him a plate of fishsticks as a joke.  
Based on the one-on-one interactions Butters and Jimmy have had on the show, they seem to be good friends. In " Krazy Kripples ," Butters was the only person who went to see Jimmy's comedy show instead of Christopher Reeve's public appearance. In " Erection Day ," Jimmy came to Butters for advice on his erection problems, expressing that Butters is the only one he can tell who won't make fun of him for it. The two were also seen sitting together at Cartman's AIDS benefit in " Tonsil Trouble ". During Season Fifteen's episode " 1% " Jimmy and Butters form the 99% club to protest the Presidential Fitness Test results. They stand outside and picket the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, Colorado Division Regional Office, only the media believe they are protesting the Red Robin Restaurant. In " Funnybot ," Butters is the only person in the audience who was clapping and cheering Jimmy while everybody else was asleep. In " Going Native ," Butters reveals that he doesn't find Jimmy's jokes funny. In " A Nightmare on Face Time ," the two are seen trick-or-treating together.