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Outrage at Kanye West: "You're a bully and a joke"


A fashion journalist criticized Kanye West's shirt with the slogan "White Lives Matter". The rapper then insulted her on Instagram – and thus drew the wrath of the fashion world.

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The fashion world is outraged by Kanye West.

The rapper first caused a stir at Paris Fashion Week with a slogan on his shirt: the 45-year-old wore a long-sleeved shirt with the slogan "White Lives Matter".

The anti-racism organization Anti-Defamation League classifies the sentence as a racist reaction to the "Black Lives Matter" movement, which campaigns against violence against black people.

Then Ye, as Kanye West wants to be called since fall 2021, posted an Instagram story defending the shirt.

On a black background with white text, he wrote, "Everyone knows Black Lives Matter is a scam."

And when fashion journalist Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, who was in the audience at the show, criticized West for his shirt and wrote on Instagram, among other things, about "unforgivable behavior", the rapper promptly backtracked.

He published mocking and insulting comments about the journalist on the platform.

In his tirade - the posts have since been deleted - West shared pictures of Karefa-Johnson - including one about which he claimed Vogue editor Anna Wintour hated the boots.

This was reported, among other things, by the magazine »People«.

"This is unacceptable"

The fashion magazine »Vogue« immediately defended Karefa-Johnson.

Stand by »our fashion editor and long-time employee.

She was personally attacked and harassed.

This is unacceptable," the magazine tweeted.

"Voices like hers are needed more than ever, and in a private meeting with Ye today, she once again spoke her truth, as she saw fit, on her terms."

Several models also helped Karefa-Johnson.

"You wish you had some of her intellect," wrote Gigi Hadid to Kanye West.

"You're a bully and a joke." She had worked with the fashion journalist on several occasions in the past.

The rapper keeps expressing himself politically.

Kanye West was one of a few popular artists to publicly endorse then-US President Donald Trump.

In 2018 he met Trump at the White House wearing a baseball hat with his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again".

In 2020, West ran for the office of US President himself.

However, due to missed registration deadlines, he did not make it onto the ballot in most states.

In addition, West often causes a stir with bizarre messages on his social channels.


Source: spiegel

All life articles on 2022-10-05

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