Gigi Hadid calls Kanye West a ‘joke’ amidst ‘White Lives Matter’ criticism

US model Gigi Hadid walks the runway at the Ralph Lauren Fall 2022 Collection show at the Museum of Modern Art on March 22, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

After Kanye attempts to humiliate fashion editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, model Gigi Hadid comes to her defense.

Gabriella Karefa-Johnson is a well-known Vogue Fashion Editor and Gigi Hadid’s longtime friend. Following Kanye’s Yeezy Season 9 collection’s controversial release in a surprise Paris Fashion Week show, which Gabriella had initially criticized. This does not sit well with the “Yeezy” founder, so he did what he does best: he went on Instagram and started a feud.

Kanye West posted a screenshot of a text message from Mowalola, one of the fashion designers Ye chose to lead “Yeezy Gap,” in a series of Instagram photos. Mowalola had warned Kanye to avoid insulting Karefa-Johnson, as the latter could have provided constructive criticism to Kanye’s fashion line.

Gigi Hadid was not pleased with Kanye’s post about the Vogue fashion editor. The 27-year-old model commented on West’s Instagram post, calling the 45-year-old rapper a “joke” and a “bully.”

Gigi commented on West’s Instagram post:

“You wish u had a percentage of her intellect. You have no idea haha…. If there’s actually a point to any of your s–t. She might be the only person that could save u. As if the ‘honor’ of being invited to your show should keep someone from giving their opinion? Lol. You’re a bully and a joke.”

Ye sparked outrage with his latest fashion line, which featured “White Lives Matter” in bold text on the back of a shirt. The rapper and other models then posed in the matching controversial shirts with conservative commentator Candace Owens. In contrast to the “Black Lives Matter” movement, white supremacist groups widely adopted the racist phrase.

In a recent Instagram story, stylist Gabriella Karefa-Johnson discussed Kanye’s contentious fashion line.

Gabriella Karefa-Johnson wrote on her Instagram snap:

“The t-shrits this man conceived, produced, and shared with the world are pure violence. There is no excuse, there is no art here. I’m sorry I failed to make that clear – I thought I did. I do think if you asked Kanye, he’d say there was art, and revolution, and all of the things in that t-shirt.”

During Kanye’s most recent fashion show, the rapper stated that his new line was the start of a “new frontier.” It’s unclear what prompted West to make a “White Lives Matter” statement on his shirts.