Kanye West inspired more outrage on social media after he showed up at a surprise fashion show wearing a design that reads "White Lives Matter."
West, who has changed his name legally to "Ye," was revealing his latest fashion line for his "Yeezy" brand in Paris, France.
“I am Ye, and everyone here knows that I am the leader,” he reportedly said at the event. “You can’t manage me.”
Many people on social media rushed to condemn West for what they took to be an affront to the "Black Lives Matter" movement. The shirt also had a photograph of Pope John Paul II on the front.
"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…," tweeted BET host Marc Lamont Hill.
"Kanye west making Black models wear ' white lives matter' shirts is a culmination of his anti blackness and his immersion in white supremacy ideologies and methods. Disgusting," replied one detractor.
"You can stop blaming Kanye West's actions on mental illness. He's a grown man with billions of dollars pandering to his audience to sell overpriced shoes," responded another critic.
"What #KanyeWest is doing is not only intellectually dishonest it’s irresponsible and borderline dangerous," tweeted Dr. Wendy Osefo, of "The Real Housewives of the Potomac."
West said in September that he was going to manufacture his own clothing after ending a deal with Gap. He claimed that it would allow him to make his clothing in the U.S. instead of outsourcing to places like China.
"There's a lot of stuff where they have a lot of commitments to China. We wanted to do localized manufacturing which is completely possible with some of the factories that I'm buying here in California," he said to CNBC.
"We can actually bring industry back to America," West added.
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