Here’s What Twitter Thinks Of Kanye West’s Cosign Of Candace Owen
Kanye West’s stream-of-consciousness return to Twitter amassed 4.2 million tweets, but it is his cosign of controversial YouTuber Candace Owens that has people in an uproar.
Kanye West’s return to Twitter has made his fans and fiends all excited. With word that he was writing his philosophy book in “real-time,” plus the news of four new G.O.O.D. Music albums, including one with Yeezy and Kid Cudi album, an album from Teyana Taylor, and one solo project that contains only seven songs — Kanye Tudda tweeted one of his most controversial opinions of all time.
Yes, of ALL TIME!
I love the way Candace Owens thinks
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 21, 2018
If you’re unfamiliar with the Conservative YouTube pundit, consider this: She’s been hailed as the next Tomi Lahren, has appeared on Alex Jones’ InfoWars, and her clip of berating #BlackLivesMatter has recently gone viral. Originally rising to fame as the creator of YouTube channel “Red Black Pill,” Owens has also appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference due to her online success.
West’s tweet in support of Owens has been hailed by many as a dangerous move. Considering how many people follow and adore Kanye, his tweet may embolden others with questionable rhetoric to double down and make life even harder for black-and-brown.
Add to the mix that a lot of people reacted to the tweet (Donald Trump, Roseanne Barr) and Owens herself retweeted the tweet, and things are looking pretty odd-world for the Chicago rapper-producer. “Please take a meeting with me,” Owens requested of Kanye. “I tell every single person that everything that I have been inspired to do, was written in your music. I am my own biggest fan, because you made it okay. I need you to help wake up the black community.”
To understand just how problematic this is, we found some real talk reactions from people on Twitter. Check them out below.
White people like Candace Owens because she makes them feel nice and cozy about their racism. Kanye aligning himself with her is really sad. #candaceowens
— Kayadoesnotspeak4me (@alwaysresist45) April 21, 2018
And #CandaceOwens can join Stacey Dash, Clarance Thomas, Ben Carson, and Peach and Cream or who ever the two Trump supporting sisters are. And so can Kanye.
— Sαιηт Hσωιє✨ (@Saint_Howie) April 21, 2018
1. It appears @KanyeWest & @RealCandaceO believe that the #BlackLivesMatter Movement is not based on the facts of racism, but a peculiar need to focus on the past, and, in their words “whine & get attention.”
What follows is a fact based THREAD on #WhyWeSayBlackLivesMatter
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 21, 2018
Alright so Kanye West not only endorsed Trump, but he just publicly endorsed Candace Owens’ thinking. This woman is anti-black, anti-reform, conservative and anti-LGBT😂😂. What y’all gotta say now? What else does he have to do Kanye stans?? I’ll wait pic.twitter.com/HhK8mvACLs
— A.❣ (@AT_Tunechi) April 21, 2018
“I love the way Candace Owens thinks.”
At the time, few people understood how prescient Obama was when he referred to Kanye West as a “jackass”.
Kanye West is the black Donald Trump. https://t.co/IAdYrJPGXE
— Bill Madden (@activist360) April 21, 2018
Candace Owens: “Black men getting shot by police isn’t about racism”
Also Candace Owens: “I truly believe that @realDonaldTrump is the savior of free world”
Kanye West: “I love the way Candace Owens thinks”
Uh oh, Kanye.
— Kanisha J (@KaniJJackson) April 21, 2018
Kanye West really went from “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” to.. this. I’ve defended him through and through but Candace Owens, really? I’m actually heartbroken. He been gone. https://t.co/NsHAwrulvh
— yoruba demoness (@oluwablk) April 21, 2018
Candace Owens mocks teenagers at Parkland, called Jay-Z a “slave,” and called undocumented citizens “illegals.”
Then, Kanye West endorsed her insane comments! Never forget, “new Kanye” is a Trump supporter & against what we are working so hard for. He reminded us yesterday. pic.twitter.com/oyTZqN3ZZO
— Jason Pollock (@Jason_Pollock) April 22, 2018
I don’t know how anyone is shocked that Kanye West likes how Candace Owens thinks. He has rapped multiple times on his songs how he can care less for dark skinned black women and degrades them in general…🤔 pic.twitter.com/lSO2Yaqv8C
— Susan Hunt (@StSusanHunt) April 21, 2018
All week Kanye been tweeting ‘chicken soup for the niggas who steal ideas and don’t pay creatives’ and y’all been eating it up lol
— INFINITY WAR 4/27 type beat (@eleven8) April 21, 2018
*searches Candace Owens* pic.twitter.com/swHXk3zk7C
— jaVe. (@javeauriel) April 21, 2018
Kanye hasn’t tweeted a gotdamn thing about the unarmed black men who have been gunned down by police but now he has time to tweet that he likes how Candace Owens thinks? GTFOHWTBS pic.twitter.com/8eTZdRfIwr
— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) April 21, 2018
Kanye West out here banking on blind loyalty from people of color. Endorsing Candace Owens, ranting about building the border wall & meeting with Donald Trump all in the name of crossover appeal economically. He really thinks he can insult our intelligence like that at no cost? pic.twitter.com/IhUwKAUIeg
— B ł L ï A ö C ñ K (@pramey_2) April 21, 2018