Kanye Calls “Black Lives Matter” A Scam, Slams Fashion Editor Gabriella Johnson After She Calls Him Dangerous & Irresponsible

Kanye West, Gabriella Johnson

Kanye Calls “Black Lives Matter” A Scam, Slams Fashion Editor Gabriella Johnson After She Calls Him Dangerous & Irresponsible

Kanye West is stirring the pot with his controversial Yeezy presentation.

Rapper and fashion designer Kanye West took to Instagram, calling the Black Lives Matter movement a scam moments after he showcased “White Lives Matter” t-shirts at a Paris Fashion Week Yeezy presentation. Kanye West addressed the disappointment in his “White Lives Matter” gear showcase. The 45-year-old took to his Instagram story and wrote:

“Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam. Now it’s over. You’re welcome.”

The Chicago native angered many who advocated for the movement. Black Lives Matter supporters have protested against police brutality, systemic racism, which makes West’s “White Lives Matter” presentation feel like a slap in the face to others. Fashion editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson was one of the individuals who felt disrespected by West’s presentation.

Gabriella Johnson

Gabriella Karefa-Johnson took to her Instagram story to share her thoughts on the “White Lives Matter” t-shirts. Recording one of the models walking down the runway Gabriella Karefa-Johnson said:

“…Here comes the bullshit… I’m fuming… collecting my thoughts… dm me for my working thesis. Indefensible behavior.”

Gabriella shared:

“What I feel is that he is not fully aware of the difference between appropriating BLM and subverting the “Make America Great Again” hat Although I disagree with his thesis there I understand his idea that the hat was a readymade And it’s value was intrinsic to context–signature of the artist.”

Gabriella continued:

“When worn by trump it’s racist, when work by Kanye it’s about liberation. He neglected to realize the importance of object when he tried to extend that kind of subversion to the BLM slogan. One is obiect one is ethos I know what he was trying to do He was trying to illustrate a dystopian world in the future when whiteness might become extinct or at least would be in enough danger to demand defense.”

Gabriella added:

“But the danger is that, this very premise, the idea that white supremacy is in danger of extinction. Is what justifies mass incarceration, murder en masse, indeed even the advent of slavery. The idea that blackness must be snuffed out for it will surely superceed whiteness in power and Influnece if given the chance and it’s so hugely irresponsible to furnish the most dangerous extremists with this kind of fictional narrative. The added layer of him having kids from his donda school performing the soundtrack. It really felt like the divide between indoctrination and education has never been finer.”

Gabriella admitted:

“ It’s become clear that some viewers think my previous post containing my working evolving thoughts on Kanye’s show, was some sort of distorted justification for the incredibly irresponsible and dangerous act of sending “W*** Lives Matter” T-shirt’s down a runway. Please understand: it wasn’t. the tshirts this man conceived, produced, and shared with the world are pure violence. There is no excuse, there is no art here. I’m sorry I failed to make that clear. thought I did. I do think if you asked Kanye, he’d say there was art, and revolution, and all of the things in that t shirt. There isn’t AS we all work through the trauma of this moment, especially those of us who suffered in that room, let’s have some grace for one another.

The father of four called out the fashion editor after sharing a screenshot of her Instagram profile while captioning it:

“Broke the processor When the computer can’t read the code This is a droid.”

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill