Kanye West has no time for people trolling him on social media.
Funny how he’s infamous for trolling people online and yet can’t take the heat.
Recently, the rapper came under fire for selling his Yeezy Gap line in gigantic black trash bags. The Gap location in Times Square, New York, was covering in oversized garbage bags with clothes pouring out the top.
Kanye West Hits Back To Yezzy Gap Backlash!
The Blast recently reported the “Donda” artist received an immense amount of backlash surrounding his profound idea of displaying clothes.
Fans’ reactions to West’s prior claim that homeless people served as the inspiration for his designs were varied. The father of four is now facing online criticism for how the outfits are being sold at the stores after a viral tweet showed the new collection lying haphazardly in trash-like bags.
Many were outraged by the selling process following a tweet that pictured Kanye West’s Yeezy Gap line carelessly packed in the bags.
“This is how they are selling Yeezy GAP. The sales associate said Ye got mad when he saw they had it on hangers and this is how he wanted it. They won’t help you find ur size too, you just have to just dig through everything,” one tweet read.
This Is What His Yeezy Display Looks Like At The Gap
This is how they are selling Yeezy GAP. The sales associate said Ye got mad when he saw they had it on hangers and this is how he wanted it. They won’t help you find ur size too, you just have to just dig through everything pic.twitter.com/GNd08Zv1zC
— little miss (@owen__lang) August 15, 2022
“It’s everything that is wrong with billionaires,” one person wrote.
“They no longer see the plight of people, they don’t see humans that are suffering, they see opportunities to be ‘edgy’ and profit from it… it’s disgusting,” another replied.
“It’s making the low-income bargain bin look upscale. I don’t get it some say it’s creative I say it’s making a mockery out of a life once lived for him and a life many still have to live,” someone else chimed in.
Kanye heard the cries and complaints of social media and decided to give a rare on-camera interview to FOX News.
Kanye Says He’s An ‘Innovator’ & Unapologetic
When asked about backlash surrounding him being insensitive to the homeless, the rapper responded, “Look man, I’m an innovator. I’m not here to sit up and apologize about my ideas.”
He continued to defend his stance saying, “That’s exactly what the media tries to do. Make us apologize for any idea that doesn’t fall under exactly the way the want us to think.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 18, 2022
Not stopping there, Kanye explained the clothes are not stored in trash or garbage bags, but rather large construction bags.
He feels this style of product display and shopping makes the experience “easier and informal” for the shopper.
“This is not a joke, this is not a game, this is not just a celebrity collaboration… this is my life,” he explained. “I’m fighting for a position to be able to change clothing and bring the best design to the people.”
To really stick it to the social media trolls, Kanye said, “I’m up here literally working on homeless shelters. There’s documentation of it where the city came and tore down my creations while I was doing it. So no one can tell me I’m insensitive when that stuff that I think about every single day and actually have put my mind and innovation to.”