Kanye West‘s rhetoric is now going beyond making ridiculous comments: He is encouraging people to vote for Republican, which is especially disgusting considering a record number of people of color are running as Democrats during the midterm election. He designed a “Blexit” shirt, which debuted Saturday at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit.
TPUSA’s Communications Director Candace Owens said, “Blexit is a renaissance and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West.” See the shirt below:
What’s bizarre is that Kanye West is an admitted non-reader of books and has said he has never voted a day in his life. In addition, he donated $73,000 to Amara Enyia, a Black woman and Democrat who is running for mayor of Chicago. She was recently endorsed by Chance The Rapper.
Twitter has rightfully dragged Kanye, see below:
Kanye West is making "Blexit" merch to encourage a black exit from the Democratic Party. What he actually seems to be encouraging is acceptance of the Republican Party's decades-long racist effort to silence black voices via mass incarceration, voter suppression & gerrymandering.— Adam Best (@adamcbest) October 28, 2018
I wrote this ass clown off yrs ago,but he just can't stop shuckin' & jivin'.Now he's pushing #Blexit clothing?Kanye's a walking,talking minstrel show who jumps at every opporcoonity he gets to tap dance for ppl who don't give a shit about him.He's so lost. https://t.co/r4ilYRjm8y— Neale (@AbeFroman) October 29, 2018
Kanye West designed "Blexit" t-shirts urging black people to abandon Democrats - the website for Blexit is currently being shared by Russian accounts. 1100% increase in the past 48 hours according to Hamilton 68. pic.twitter.com/XYtRGpbtP6— Adrienne Cobb (@ImagineWorldas1) October 28, 2018
“Blexit” is just a joint money making venture between Kanye and @RealCandaceO. There is no substance to it.— Athénaïs (@Athenais_Regina) October 28, 2018
Kanye’s ass can blexit stage right 🙄 pic.twitter.com/y5JozQjLmn— 👩🏽🦱 Lucille 👩🏽🦱 (@BigBadLucille) October 28, 2018