Kanye West thinks the White Lives Matter shirts were ‘funny’
October 9 update: Ye’s “funny” shirt idea somehow carried over to the rapper who was restricted on Twitter and Instagram over the weekend, after posting anti-Semitic material on both platforms. Ye posted screenshots of texts allegedly with Sean “Diddy” Combs on IG, claiming that Combs was controlled by Jewish people. Meta, the company that owns Instagram, deleted that post, prompting Ye to come to Twitter to make anti-Semitic statements against Mark Zuckerberg and the Jewish people. “I’m a little sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m gonna die asshole 3 About JEWS,” Ye wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted. “Funny thing is, I can’t be anti-Semitic because black people are actually Jewish too. You played with me and tried to test anyone who opposes your agenda.” A Twitter representative said News that “The account in question has been locked due to a violation of Twitter policies.”
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And the Kanye West news cycle continues. After a week of headlines from all angles, Ye decided to appear on Fox News to talk about his latest controversy. During Paris Fashion Week, the rapper joined right-wing sweetheart Candace Owens and several models in wearing “White Lives Matter” shirts at a Yeezy show. “I thought the shirt was a funny shirt, I thought the idea of me wearing it was funny”, Ye Said Tucker Carlson in the first of a two-part interview, adding that he put “White Lives Matter” on the shirts “because they do. It’s obvious. The phrase, coined in response to the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality, was described by the Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist hate slogan. Ye’s choice to display it on his clothes drew criticism from vogue editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Gigi Hadid and Jaden Smith. Adidas is review their partnership also with the artist.
You’ve already experienced similar backlash for wearing Make America Great Again hats and supporting Donald Trump. “My so-called manipulative friends around me told me that if I said I loved Trump, my career would be over, my life would be over,” he told Carlson. “They said things like, ‘People get killed for wearing a hat like that.’ They threatened my life.For this interview, he made another sharp clothing choice and wore a thong with an ultrasound on it to represent his pro-life beliefs.When asked what response he got to his point of view , Ye replied, perhaps unsurprisingly, “I don’t care about people’s reactions.”