Jodie Turner-Smith brands Kanye West 'disgusting' after White Lives Matter stunt
Jodie Turner-Smith has slated Kanye West, branding him ‘disgusting’ following his White Lives Matter stunt.
The Queen and Slim actress hit out at the ’embarrassing’ rapper after he caused controversy with his Yeezy fashion show in Paris on Monday (October 3) by wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ t-shirt.
Following outrage online after the fashion show, Kanye only doubled down on his stance and wrote on social media that the Black Lives Matter movement was a ‘scam.’
Multiple celebrities have spoken out against Kanye’s actions, with Jodie urging the 45-year-old star to stop sharing his ‘toxic’ opinions.
She wrote 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 [sic].’
Jodie shared her message over a screenshot of one of Kanye’s own posts, which read: ‘WHEN I SAID WAR I MEANT WAR. [sic]’
The 36-year-old star went on to share other people’s comments about Kanye’s show.
One was a tweet from Jaden Smith, who had walked out of the show early.
He posted: ‘I Don’t Care Who’s It Is. If I Don’t Feel The Message I’m Out. Black Lives Matter [sic]’
She then shared one from Vas J.Morgan, who slammed out at Kanye’s ‘horrendous’ decision.
‘As one of his fans and biggest cheerleaders, it is extremely disappointing that Kanye West used his incredibly large platform today to set us as Black people back centuries,’ he wrote.
He added that the issue was ‘far deeper’ than just a t-shirt.
The White Noise star also showed followers a comment from producer Van Lathan.
It read: ‘We don’t need a reminder of the worth of white lives. America is a shrine to the worth of white people. This message is reactionary to a message affirming the worth of Black lives, which have never been worth anything in America.’
The Black Lives Matter movement themselves have spoken out on the incident, which saw Black models walk the runway at the show wearing the ‘White Lives Matter’ slogan.
BLM wrote in their statement that phrases like ‘White Lives Matter’ and ‘All Lives Matter’ have ‘long served as violent retorts to the Black Lives Matter movement.’
They said they hope to ‘educate’ stars like Kanye, as well as Candace Owens, who attended and supported the show, who believe in the ‘White Lives Matter’ ideology.
His t-shirts aren’t the only reason why Kanye has come under fire once again, as model Gigi Hadid also blasted the Heartless rapper after he mocked Vogue editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson in response to her criticism of his show.
Commenting on one of Kanye’s Instagram posts, Gigi told Kanye that he ‘wishes’ he had ‘a percentage of her intellect,’ telling the American star that he ‘has no idea.’
Proceeding to brand Kanye ‘a bully and a joke,’ the model later added that Kanye is ‘immature’ and warned her followers of how ‘dangerous’ constantly giving him a platform to air his controversial views can be.
She wrote that she was ‘trying very hard not to give that man air time,’ but that ‘bullying someone who criticises your work on your massive platform is another level of ridiculousness.’
‘If you can’t take it, don’t dish it. If you can’t take criticism, especially the smart, nuanced, and kind criticism that GKJ provided [after] yesterday’s show, then don’t put work out for public consumption,’ she said.
‘This is immature bully behaviour. It’s behaviour that we have all enabled by continuing to engage with this work for the sake of vitality, web traffic, mere curiosity, or whatever it is. Enough. It’s not smart. It’s not interesting. It’s not nuanced. It’s dangerous.’
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