Kanye ‘Ye’ West has sparked another outcry on social media after targeting stylist and contributing Vogue fashion editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, who wore the ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirts Kanye wore in his most recent YZY fashion show. dangerous’, and ‘violent.’
West, 43, posted a photo of Karefa-Johnson wearing a colorful mishmash of an outfit to his Instagram, writing: “This is not a fashion person you talk to on Ye Ima, ask Trevor Noah.”
The jab apparently referred to Noah speaking out about West’s public behavior targeting his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her then-boyfriend Pete Davidson, calling it “terrifying to watch.” West then called Noah a racist slur.
It was recently announced that Noah will be leaving the Daily Show after seven years of declining ratings.
In a separate post, Ye zoomed in on Karefa-Johnson’s boots, which resemble Timberland’s Black Veneda Carter Edition boots for women. West wrote: ‘I KNOOOOOW ANNA HATE THESE BOOTS.’
Karefa-Johnson had posted on her Instagram a screed over the “White Lives Matter” t-shirts modeled on West’s runway, calling the collection “deeply offensive, violent and dangerous.”
“I’m smoking… collecting my thoughts,” she wrote before labeling West’s actions as “indefensible behavior.”
She later wrote that she was one of those who “suffered in that room” and worked through the “trauma” of the experience.
West lashes out at Vogue editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson for calling his YZY season 9 collection ‘offensive’ and ‘violent’
In a mocking tone, West specifically targets Karefa-Johnson’s Timberland boots, which he says is “HAAAATES” editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
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Karefa-Johnson shared some of her musings of disgust on the YZY season 9 show
She says she understands what West “tried” to do with his most recent collection, but adds that it failed spectacularly and was instead a “very insulting, violent and dangerous” display
The contributing editor of Vogue later explained that claiming to understand what West was “trying” to do with the collection did not mean she was apologizing for his behavior.
Karefa-Johnson posted a photo of Selah Marley, 23, daughter of Lauryn Hill and granddaughter of Bob Marley who modeled a shirt with a photo of Pope John Paul II on it that reads ‘Juan Pablo II’
Since the YZY Season 9 show in Paris on Monday, West has posted and deleted a number of messages on his Instagram, including one that read in all caps: “EVERYONE KNOW BLACK LIVES MATTER WAS A SCAM NOW ITS ABOUT YOU’RE WELCOME” [sic].
The outspoken star seemed to reinforce a lack of faith in the cause, which has developed a reputation for staging mass street protests over the alleged mistreatment of minorities around the world, alongside leaders who misuse money.
Among those who also attended the controversial YZY season 9 show was right-wing personality Candace Owens, with whom West has a mostly amicable relationship.
West’s performance with Owens is somewhat surprising, as she recently called his ex Kim a “prostitute” on her Daily Wire show after Kardashian’s ex Ray-J claimed that she and her mom Kris Jenner released their sex tape in a calculated fashion, ‘like an album.’
Provocation: Kanye West sparked outrage on Tuesday after rejecting Black Lives Matter, the social movement founded to protest social and racial injustices against his own community
Palling around: Also posed with West’s right-wing commentator Candace Owens, who beamed while wearing a complementary version of the ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt
Supermodel Gigi Hadid was quick to defend Karefa-Johnson against West’s online attacks, writing: ‘You wish you had a percentage of her intellect [sic].’
“You have no idea haha…. If there really is a point to one of your sh*ts, she might be the only person who can save you. As if the ‘honot’ of an invitation to your show should stop someone from speaking up..? LOL. You’re a bully and a joke,” she added.
Actress Jodie Turner-Smith also responded to Kanye’s latest rant, sharing on her Instagram story: “I thought he said he was trying to bring people together??? Fake and disgusting and embarrassing, please go and touch some grass and stop sharing your toxic thoughts.”
Vogue parent company Condé Nast and Karefa-Johnson have been approached by the Daily Mail for comment.
As for the show itself and the “White Lives Matter” t-shirts, several members of the music and academic community have spoken out against Kanye’s show.
In the hip-hop community, outspoken rapper Boosie Badazz, who famously bragged about paying prostitutes to have oral sex with his son, then 12, and cousin, then, 13, called out West
Boosie said, ‘After all we’ve been through as a race, did you put this disrespectful s**t on? You don’t care how blacks have died and suffered at the hands of the white man, now you say Bush doesn’t like black people… really n****a.’
While far-left Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill tweeted the photo of West along with Owen, writing: “Kanye West’s decision to wear a ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt is disgusting, dangerous and irresponsible. Some of you will hasten to defend him. You have to wonder why…’