Kanye West returns to Instagram to ROAST Vogue editor who slammed his ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirts for being ‘violent’
- Kanye ‘Ye’ West, 43, targeted Vogue contributing editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson in a number of posts about her apparel and ability to judge fashion
- Karefa-Johnson had been at West’s YZY season 9 fashion show in Paris and excoriated the rapper’s ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirts calling the show ‘violent’
- West previously declared that Black Lives Matter ‘was a scam’ and is now ‘over’
- West has used Instagram in recent weeks to conduct targeted attacks against those he believes have wronged him in some way
Kanye ‘Ye’ West has roasted stylist and contributing Vogue fashion editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson after she branded the the ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirts he featured in his most recent YZY fashion show ‘dangerous’ and ‘violent.’
West, 43, posted a picture of Karefa-Johnson wearing a colorful mish-mash of an outfit on his Instagram and wrote, ‘This is not a fashion person You speak on Ye Ima speak on you Ask Trevor Noah.’
The jab was apparently making reference to Noah speaking out about West’s public behavior that targeted his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her then-boyfriend Pete Davidson, calling it ‘terrifying to watch.’ West subsequently called Noah a racial slur.
It was recently announced that 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 appear to be Women’s Black Veneda Carter Edition Boots by Timberland. West wrote, ‘I KNOOOOOOW ANNA HAAAATES THESE BOOTS.’
Karefa-Johnson had posted to her Instagram a screed about the ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirts modeled on West’s runway that included calling the collection ‘deeply offensive, violent, and dangerous.’
‘I’m fuming … collecting my thoughts,’ she wrote before labeling West’s actions ‘indefensible behavior.’
She later wrote that she was among those who ‘suffered in that room’ and was working through the ‘trauma’ of the experience.
West hits out at Vogue contributing editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson who called his season 9 collection of YZY ‘offensive’ and ‘violent’
In a mocking tone, West specifically targets Karefa-Johnson’s Timberland boots, which he says Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour ‘HAAAATES’
Previously: The rapper and designer slammed the global cause on Instagram after wearing a provocative ‘White Lives Matter’ sweater at his surprise Yeezy fashion show in Paris on Monday
Karefa-Johnson shared some of her musings of disgust at 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 ‘deeply offensive, violent, and dangerous’ display
The Vogue contributing editor later explained that claiming to understand what West ‘tried to do’ with the collection did not mean she was excusing his behavior
Karefa-Johnson posted a snap of Selah Marley, 23, the daughter of Lauryn Hill and granddaughter of Bob Marley who modeled a shirt with a picture of Pope John Paul II on it that read, ‘Juan Pablo II’
Ye’s final message following a series of targeted attacks at Karefa-Johnson
The Grammy-winning musician shared a screenshot of Karefa-Johnson’s Instagram profile that he captioned: ‘Broke the processor When the computer can’t read the code This is a droid.’
He concluded his posts by sharing the text ‘This means war’ across a black post.
Since the YZY Season 9 show in Paris on Monday, West has posted and deleted a number of messages to his Instagram, including one that read in all capital letters, ‘EVERYONE KNOWS THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER WAS A SCAM NOW ITS OVER YOU’RE WELCOME’ [sic].
The outspoken star appeared to be reinforcing a lack of faith in the cause, which has developed a reputation for staging mass street protests regarding the perceived mistreatment of minorities around the world, in addition to having leaders that misuse funds.
Among those also in attendance at the controversial YZY season 9 show was right-wing personality Candace Owens, with whom West has a mostly-friendly relationship.
West’s appearance 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 she and her mother Kris Jenner had released their sex tape in a calculated manner, ‘like an album.’
Provocation: Kanye West sparked outrage on Tuesday after dismissing Black Lives Matter, the social movement created to protest social and racial injustices aimed at his own community
Palling around: Also posing with West was the 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 u had a percentage of her intellect [sic].’
‘You have no idea haha…. If there’s actually a point to any of your sh*t she might be the only person that could save u. As if the ‘honot’ of being invited to your show should keep someone from giving their opinion ..? Lol. You’re a bully and a joke,’ she added.
Hadid and Karefa-Johnson have worked together in the past, with the stylist telling ELLE earlier this year that she shares a ‘true friendship’ with the model and there is ‘deep respect and trust’ between them.
Actress Jodie Turner-Smith also hit out at Kanye’s latest tirade, sharing on her Instagram Story: ‘I thought he said he was trying to bring people together??? Fake and disgusting and embarrassing please go touch some grass and stop sharing your toxic thoughts.’
Karefa-Johnson and Gigi Hadid have worked together a number of times. Karefa-Johnson earlier this year told ELLE that they share a ‘true friendship’
Vogue parent company Condé Nast and Karefa-Johnson have been approached by the Daily Mail for comment.
Regarding 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 perform oral sex on his son, then 12, and nephew, then, 13, called out West
Boosie said: ‘After all we been through as a race you put this disrespectful s**t on? U give no f**ks about how blacks have died n suffered to the hands of the white man n u say Bush don’t like black people… really n****a.’
While extremely left-wing Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill tweeted the picture of West together with Owen and wrote: ‘Kanye West decision to wear a “White Lives Matter” shirt is disgusting, dangerous, and irresponsible. Some of y’all will rush to defend him. You should ask yourselves why…’
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