Kanye West criticized for supporting Black Trump defender Candace Owens

Candace Owens. Photo: [email protected]

Kanye West fans were really supporting his comeback from his mental health scare and breakdown a few years ago, and were ready to embrace his venture back to making brilliant music.

Today, however, throngs of Kanye critics are dragging the rapper out of his Beverly Hills home and all the way back to his Chicago hometown after he gave his endorsement of right-wing Donald Trump-lover Candace Owens. This is the arch-conservative Owens who proclaimed to her predominantly white fan base that “Black men getting shot by police isn’t racism,” among many other inflammatory statements.

Social media erupted Saturday after Kanye posted a tweet exalting Owens, one of Trumps’ most loyal fans.

Owens is a frequent guest on Fox News and is the founder of Red Pill Black, a website and YouTube channel that targets right-wing Blacks. Owens is also communications director of Turning Point U.S.A, a non-profit right-wing organization.

“I love the way Candace Owens thinks,” Kanye said of Owens on Twitter. “Only free thinkers.”

Candace Owens, 2nd from right. Photo: [email protected]

Upon learning that Kanye complimented her, Owens lost her mind.

Another celebrity Blacks used to embrace and who has endorsed Owens is comedian Roseanne Barr, the star of her eponymous sitcom “Roseanne.”

“Bingo” is how Barr replied to Kanye’s tweet lauding Owens.

One fellow actor who is repulsed by Owens is Academy Award-nominated Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda). Owens posted her event for Turning Point USA at UCLA, where she blasted Blacks for playing up their victim-hood, claimed African-Americans cannot call themselves oppressed in America, and called the protesters “toddlers,” prompting Cheadle to tongue-lash Owens on Twitter:

It was the many confused Kanye fans, however, who had the most to say about this matter of throwing his support behind Owens. Many have renounced and disowned Kanye and vowed never to financially support Kanye’s work again.

I’ve always defended Kanye, but promoting someone like Candace Owen? Take one look at the people happy about it and that tells you all you need to know.

As you might expect, and right on cue, there are many folks who were giddy that Kanye supported Owens and her pro-Trump, right-wing agenda.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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