Kanye West’s Infamous ‘White Lives Matter’ Shirts Donated To Individuals On Skid Row, Local Community Concerned Homeless People Could Be Harmed For Wearing The Controversial Clothing
Kanye West recently had his infamous “white lives matter” shirts distributed to homeless people in California.
Reports state that someone from Kanye West’s team handed out the controversial “white lives matter” shirts — previously worn by the Yeezy designer and Candace Owens — to individuals on Skid Row.
Stephanie Arnold-Williams, a resident of Skid Row said to a local news station:
“They dropped off a big box here and told everybody to come here to pick them up. I was like this is not a good spot. I don’t think you should bring them here.”
They continued and shared they hate that the Grammy-Award winner donated the shirts, claiming that it’s an abomination to Black people:
“I would say (expletive) Kanye West for doing this. He should have never done this… The majority of people that have been getting killed are Black people. So, that’s what we’re talking about. So, don’t change the subject. It’s still Black Lives Matter here.”
Reportedly, the donations are already causing trouble. Damon Willis, also a resident of Skid Row, revealed:
“Him having that shirt, coming out with that shirt could get people hurt and then he’s going to be pretty much to blame.”
“Ever since my girl got the shirt she has been getting threats telling her not to wear the shirt or she’s gonna get beat up, stuff like that.”
As previously reported, Kanye West faced backlash after he debuted the t-shirts at Paris Fashion Week earlier this month. According to reports, many living on Skid Row wonder why the famous entertainer would drop the shirts off there. The Director of the Union Rescue Mission spoke on the issue and said:
“So far kind of puzzled.”
After his t-shirt debut, the “All Falls Down” rapper said in an interview that he thought the shirt’s message was “funny” and “obvious.” Rev. Andy Bales shared that he wants to give West the benefit of the doubt. He added:
“Black lives haven’t mattered enough to our world.”
Bales then said:
“We need peace brought to Skid Row more than we need controversy or tumult.”
Someone was in Downtown LA on skid row passing out “White Lives Matter” shirts made famous by Kanye West and Candace Owens ?pic.twitter.com/WjS7ozZU22
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