What do you think?
I see this as the latest sign that White advocacy is becoming mainstream and normalized as the edge of conservatism. It has been about a year since the term anti-White went mainstream.
“PARIS — Yeezy is dead. Long live YZY. Stage three of the ambitions of Ye — the artist formerly known as Kanye West — to dress the world has begun.
Presumably that was supposed to be the takeaway from the surprise show of Paris Fashion Week, held off-schedule in an empty office tower just down the road from the Arc de Triomphe.
Though it turned out to be only nominally a fashion show and more like “The YZY Experience”: a chaotic mess of self-justification, confessional, bone-picking and messianic ambition, with a “White Lives Matter” shot of shock and provocation that overshadowed the clothes on the runway. …
Besides, Candace Owens, the conservative commentator, was in the audience and wearing one, too. Later the shirt appeared as part of the collection, modeled by Selah Marley, the daughter of Lauryn Hill and granddaughter of Bob Marley. (Matthew M. Williams, the Givenchy designer who worked with Mr. West earlier in his career; Michéle Lamy, Rick Owen’s wife; and Naomi Campbell also walked in the show.) …
“Indefensible behavior,” wrote Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, the Vogue editor, on Instagram. Later adding, “there is no excuse, there is no art here.” Jaden Smith, in the audience, walked out. So did Lynette Nylander, the Dazed writer and editor. …”
I can’t really argue with what Kanye is saying here.
“Music icon Kanye West called the Black Lives Matter movement “a scam” on Tuesday, just one day after wearing a “White Lives Matter” shirt to a Paris Fashion Week presentation alongside commentator Candace Owens. …”
I’m a strong believer in subverting taboos.
It always helps when prominent people with large public platforms bust taboos.