Today, Ye, the artist formerly known under Kanye West launched a surprise Yzy Fashion Show in Paris. The event was attended by celebrities like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie, Lauryn Hill, Naomi Campbell, Emily Ratajkowski, Gisele Bündchen and Bella Hadid and featured a Sunday Service-style musical number that included a children’s choir (West’s daughter North West was among the singers).
However, the only thing that anyone can talk of is the black sweatshirt Ye wore. It featured a picture and words from the pope on it. “White Lives Matter”On the back.
It was immediately questioned whether Ye was trying to market his product or just a prank. Ye has a history of mental illnesses, but he has repeatedly shown himself to promote conservative values. “Make America Great Again”Official endorsement of former President Donald Trump’s hat and meeting
His bizarre choice of attire was quickly reacted to on Twitter. In a since-deleted post, Jaden Smith denounced the move, saying that he can’t stand behind West’s choice and that “he does not have the full support of the youth.”Will Pinkett Smith’s son has been named Jada Pinkett. Tweets left upIt is possible to say “Black Lives Matter” “I Don’t Care Who’s It Is If I Don’t Feel The Message I’m Out.”
“Uphill”Jemele hill, author, called the sweatshirt “dangerously dumb.”Meecham Meriweather wrote, “Kanye SHOWS y’all and TELLS y’all he doesn’t care about the black community and yet and still y’all be right there at Sunday Service buying every GI Joe boot and every piece of raggedy fabric he drops.”
Many others pointed out the Instagram exchange between Jack McClinton (former professional basketball player) and Van Lathan (producer, media personality), who both wrote highly about the incident. “white supremacist notion” behind West’s sweatshirt slogan.
“We don’t need a reminder of the worth of white lives,”Lathan spoke. “America is a shrine to the worth of white people. This message is reactionary to a message affirming the worth of Black lives, which have never been worth anything in America. In its intent, it’s a white supremacist notion, because it posits that we can’t have a conversation about the worth of Black people without having a conversation about the worth of white people, which is fucking insane. The notion that it ALWAYS has to be about white people in America is incredibly frustrating, emotionally draining, and the whole problem. But here’s Kanye, apparently centering that notion.”
Marc Lamont Hill, Temple University professor and BET host, called the shirt “disgusting, dangerous and irresponsible.”Rap TV also pointed out that Candice Owens, a conservative pundit who was notoriously against Black Lives Matter, was wearing the same thing.
These and other Twitter reactions are included in the roundup below.