EDITOR’S NOTE: There is an update on this post and we would like to correct the record. Both Kanye West and Candace Owens say that Owens’ statement about West designing the shirts was a misunderstanding. West did not design the logo on the shirts, but his name was associated with them due to a miscommunication.
Kanye West is putting fashion behind his call for black people to leave the Democratic Party.
The rap star reportedly launched a T-shirt design declaring an exit — or “Blexit” – from the Democratic Party which was unveiled at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit.
— Khaliq Rodriquez?? (@RodriquezKhaliq) October 27, 2018
Though West was not on hand at the Washington, D.C. conference on Saturday, Turning Point USA Communications Director Candace Owens said he was there “in spirit,” according to the New York Post’s Page Six.
“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,” Owens said at the event in which she formally launched the movement.
She added that the singer “has taken one of the boldest steps in America to open a conversation we have needed to have.”
The statement shirts come in orange, teal and lavender with designs that say “Blexit” or “We Free.” They are also part of the launch of Blexit.com, which features black Americans who have left the Democratic Party giving their stories. A multi-city tour is also in the works for next year.
— Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) October 27, 2018
“The Blexit movement will spend 2019 holding rallies in every major city in America that the Democrats have destroyed,” Owens said.
West, who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, visited the White House earlier this month, speaking to President Donald Trump on a variety of issues while in the Oval Office. West has been a vocal supporter of Trump, which has earned him plenty of backlash from the left but has not stopped him from speaking out, as he did in an appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”
The event at the White House was predictably slammed by the left who refuse to acknowledge that young black Americans could actually support the president. The Rev. Al Sharpton even seemed to suggest Trump was being racist in hosting the group.
If you meet every day with optimism – if you confront every obstacle with determination – if you refuse to give up, if you never quit, if you face every challenge with confidence and pride – then there is no goal you cannot achieve, and no dream beyond your reach! #YBLS2018 pic.twitter.com/Uqmw5fLmxW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2018
West’s T-shirt design got not-so-surprising criticism from the haters on the left, but was praised by many others on Twitter.
Never, ever thought these words would leave my lips, but… Gotta Luv Kanye! Bless him. https://t.co/PcJfGkhxKH
— Dr. Everett Piper (@dreverettpiper) October 29, 2018
LOVE THIS! ?
— Bonnie Hottinger (@HottingerBonnie) October 29, 2018
He should be in history books some day for his bravery.
— Sue (@Sue85162237) October 29, 2018
Good for you Kanye. I never understood why minorities think that the Democratic Party is for them. Democrat’s care about minorities and African Americans during election cycles. That’s it! President Trump isn’t all talk. Black. Hispanic, Asian unemployment is at an all time low
— Brandon Gatdula (@brandon_gatdula) October 29, 2018
Calling for them to free their minds.
— Goldylocks (@BustaBrown8) October 29, 2018
thanks ye very cool
— not a safe place (@opinionjess) October 29, 2018
.@RealCandaceO what a great idea and what a great design. I loved so much I had to order a shirt and a hat. I had to contribute to this movement and hope it grows for the free thinkers of your community and all Americans. #BLEXIT
— Drew Lawson ?️ (@Drew1Lawson) October 27, 2018
— jerZboyMediaUSA (@jerZboyUSA) October 28, 2018
“Liberal heads are exploding”, just check the comments…. ???
— Didi (@IdahoAmerican) October 29, 2018
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