Kanye West took a sharp turn after receiving criticism for his snide remarks directed at Fashion Editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, bringing his unrelated custody issues with his children into the mix.
Kanye West made headlines earlier this week when he wore a “White Lives Matter” statement shirt during his Yeezy presentation at Paris Fashion Week. West was not alone in the act, as she enlisted the help of a prominent conservative and close friend, Candace Owens, for the gig.
On the other hand, this display did not sit well with Vogue Fashion Editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, who was present at the time. She took her comments to Instagram and expressed her concerns, which irritated the “Donda” rapper.
In response, Kanye mocked Johnson’s outfit, joking that Anna Wintour, Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, would not approve of her boots.
With Kanye’s distasteful remarks against Johnson, model Gigi Hadid took notice and chimed in on the issue, dropping some truth bombs on Kanye and describing him as a “bully and a joke.”
Notable fashion institutions defended Kareefa-Johnson’s honors. Yesterday, Vogue issued a statement.
The publication said in a statement:
“Vogue stands with Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, our global fashion editor at large and longtime contributor. She was personally targeted and bullied. It is unacceptable.”
Tremaine Emory, the creative director of Supreme, also sided with Johnson, criticizing Kanye West for repeatedly mentioning the late Virgil Abloh’s name as part of his “victim campaign.”
Emory cracked a joke:
“YOU ARE SO BROKEN. KEEP VIRGIL NAME OUT YOUR MOUTH…KEEP @gabriellak_j NAME OUT YOUR MOUTH…Your not a victim your just an insecure narcissist that’s dying for validation from the fashion world…take care.”
Meanwhile, things have gotten worse. According to Kanye West’s recent Instagram posts, he revealed that he had already met with Gabriella Kareefa-Johnson and had already gotten to the point where they both apologized to each other.
Ye appeared to be still hurt by Gigi Hadid’s comments in his most recent statement, as he publicly asked what the supermodel thought of when he was allegedly kept away from his children. Netizens flocked to the comments section, perplexed as to why Kanye brought up his children in the conversation.
A user said:
“Kanye shut up cuz you pissing me off now them f—king shirts were disrespectful and you were brought up better than that what would Ms Donda say if she seen the sh–t you on now. Don’t try to deflect from what you just did!!!!”
Meanwhile, Ye’s estranged sister-in-law, Khloe Kardashian, interjected and called him out for bringing his children into the conversation to gain sympathy and reinforce the pity narrative.