Jemele Hill Says “White Lives Matter” Is “Dangerously Dumb Message” After Kanye West Wears Shirt With Slogan Alongside Candace Owens
Contributing writer for The Atlantic Jemele Hill recently claimed that "white lives matter" is a "dangerously dumb message" after Kanye West wore a piece of clothing with the message.
Contributing writer for The Atlantic Jemele Hill recently claimed that “white lives matter” is a “dangerously dumb message” after Kanye West wore a piece of clothing with the message.
Blexit Foundation founder Candace Owens shared a photo of her and Kanye wearing White Lives Matter apparel during the YZY SZN 9 fashion show in Paris.
The front of the shirt shows St. Pope John Paul II.
Jemele Hill took to Twitter to share her thoughts about the fashion attire and the “white lives matter” slogan writing, “So many folks are trying to excuse Kanye wearing a white lives matter t-shirt as just a troll move or marketing. Maybe it is.”
She then added, “But it’s a dangerously dumb message to send for someone with his massive platform. I been off dude. But y’all go ahead labeling his foolishness as genius.”
Cultural pundit Matt Walsh responded to Hill writing, “Yes it’s so incredibly dangerous to say that a white person’s life matters. We know you would never make such a claim, Jemele. You despise white people, which is why you are morally superior. Thank you for enlightening us once again.”
Hill then responded by proving Walsh’s point as she refused to say white lives matter, but attempted to dance around it instead, “You truly don’t have the range for this. The REASON we don’t have to say white lives matter is because white lives have never NOT mattered.”
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“The default position in this country is white = worthiness. The same has never been true for Black people. You’re welcome,” she claimed.
Hill wasn’t the only to claim the slogan is dangerous. Pop culture website Consequence declared wearing the shirt as part of Kanye West’s “long slide into fascism.”
Twitter user Blu_Alexia claimed wearing the shirt “is a culmination of his anti-blackness and his immersion in white supremacy ideologies and methods. Disgusting.”
Twitter user shaTIRED tweeted, “kanye west going from ‘george bush doesn’t care about Black people’ to kanye west not caring about Black people is wild. wishing him nothing but the worst.”
What do you make of Hill’s response to Kanye’s slogan on his fashion attire? What do you make of the slogan on Kanye’s apparel?