Kanye West Catching Heat for Supporting Right-Wing YouTuber Candace Owens
For the past couple of days, Kanye West’s Twitter account has been buzzing with activity much to the fans’ delight. From his day-to-day philosophies to announcing his next music projects, his 12.5 million followers have been enjoying his random tweets. But that all changed on Saturday morning (April 21).
West used his twitter thumbs to tweet out that he supports conservative firebrand Candace Owens. If you don’t know who Ms. Owens is, just think of her as the black Tomi Lahren. Oh, and she thinks that President Donald Trump is a savior.
"I love the way Candace Owens thinks," Yeezy tweeted, much to the chagrin of his fans.
Ms. Owens was overjoyed by his tweet. She replied back, "I’m freaking out. @kanyewest ....please take a meeting with me. 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."
However, fans were not so happy to learn that West supports the ring-wing commenter whose opinionated (and often controversial) videos garner thousands of views on YouTube.
"Candace Owens has proven to be anti-Black, anti-LGBTQ and fact-hating. (Honestly, there are so many more descriptors.) For Kanye to align himself with her is messy and dangerous," tweeted writer/activist Raquel Willis.
Another person wrote, "I’m not gunna defend Candace Owens - anti-black Black people are indefensible. I am just shocked that the world is actually suprised that “Kanye” watches crazy ass news media sources."
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