The rapper was called out by various celebrities like Jaden Smith for the slogan in his following clothing line, “white lives matter.”
Kanye launched this collection during Paris fashion week in France, and he has his justification for the slogan.
Ye is not apologetic about his collection; instead, on Tuesday, he doubles down on his criticism of “Black Lives Matter” through his Instagram story.
He referred to the multiple multimillion-dollar scandals and declared that everyone knows Black Lives Matter was just a scam.
His season 9 clothing line was showcased in a surprising Yeezy fashion show. Renowned models like Lauryn Hill’s 23-year-old daughter Selah Marley represented this collection.
It is quite obvious that the offensive fashion statement created a long string of criticism from several celebrities of color, including Marc Lamont Hill, a professor at Temple University, and Jaden Smith, who is the son of Jada Pinkett Smith and actor Will Smith.
He shared a picture of a black sweater from his range on Wednesday with the words “WHITE LIVES MATTER” printed in white on the back. On the front of the sweatshirt is a portrait of Pope John Paul II.
Black academics are on my side, West wrote in the caption of the image.
West presented his new collection at his Paris Fashion Week show, where they were photographed by conservative media figures such as Candace Owens, who also posted a sequence of crying-laughing emojis and GIFs in the comments section of Kanye’s post.
The “White Lives Matter” phrase used by the “Stronger” rapper has drawn a lot of backlashes.
Due to the KKK’s usage of it, the Anti-Defamation League dubbed it a “hate slogan.” Will Smith’s son Jaden is alleged to have left the program as soon as he noticed the writing and then tweeted several seemingly related messages.
such as “Black Lives Matter,” “We Demand A More Progressive Future,” and “Follow Your Own Morals Instead Of People.”
Several of Smith’s tweets were also liked by Kendall Jenner, who was West’s sister-in-law while he was married to Kim Kardashian.
In response to West’s since-deleted mocking tweets of her friend, Vogue fashion editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, model Gigi Hadid labeled him a “bully” and penned, “You wish u had a portion of her brains,” on Instagram. She was also defended by Hailey Bieber.
When he saw the designs, front-row visitor Jaden Smith abruptly left the show. A phalanx of journalists, activists, and public personalities then condemned West.
The 45-year-old rapper also has supporters. Conservative journalist Candace Owens attended West’s show on Monday while sporting a “White Lives Matter” shirt, and fellow rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs described West as a “great free thinker” and said his clothing line had been “misconstrued.”
The slogan “White Lives Matter,” which was developed as a response to the Black Lives Matter campaign, has reportedly been labeled “hate speech” by the Anti-Defamation League, according to the New York Times.