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Ignorance and Want
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Kai and Naya Berman as Ignorance and Want
Cameo information
Birth name Ignorance
Nickname(s) Children Ghosts (as credited in the video)
First appearance December 19, 1843
A Christmas Carol
Physical description
Hair Dirty blond
Eyes Black
Based on
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Appearance information
Appeared in Donald Trump vs Ebenezer Scrooge
During Kanye West's verse
Location(s) A hip-hop stage

Ignorance and Want, as credited as Children Ghosts in the video description, made a group cameo appearance in Donald Trump vs Ebenezer Scrooge. They were portrayed by Kai and Naya Berman.

Information on the cameo

Ignorance and Want are two beings personified as young, homeless children. As their name indicates, they represent the foolishness and desire among people.

In A Christmas Carol, when Ebenezer Scrooge notices something strange inside the Ghost of Christmas Present's robe, Ignorance and Want are revealed from under it. Scrooge asks the spirit if they are his children. He replies, "They are Man's, and they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased. Deny it."

They are eclipsed by Christmas (the Ghost of Christmas Present, specifically), but as soon as the ghost passes away on December 26th, those beings that represent the worst part of humanity are free to ruin interpersonal relationships.

Appearance in the rap battle

Ignorance and Want appeared at Kanye West's feet at the end of his verse, during the line, "If you did, then you would, at this moment, be sharing your money with some of the homeless!"


  • Ignorance and Want are the third and fourth characters to be portrayed by kids, after young Michael Jackson and Tootie Ramsey.
    • They are the youngest cameos in the series to date.