A Saturday tweet from hip-hop star Kanye West in support of Candace Owens, a conservative African-American figure who appeared in InfoWars and ridiculed Black Lives Matter, sparked political controversy over the weekend.
Owens thanked West for The Sunday after his Twitter post which read: "I love the way Candace Owens thinks", which immediately provoked a violent reaction of the left figures in social networks, as well as other outstanding musicians. Owens' popular YouTube channel, Red Black Pill, which criticizes the name of a male rights subreddit inspired by "The Matrix", has systematically criticized liberal groups and promoted the presidency of Donald Trump. With videos with titles like "WTF, Black Lives Matter has a list of demands for white people", Owens has become a right-wing favorite and appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February 2018.
Talking to Fox & Friends On Sunday, Owens responded by saying: "Kanye West does not really want to retreat into the controversy." If you look at things historically, Kanye West has really represented the battering ram against political correctness.
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"Long before Donald Trump came down the escalator, Kanye West was public enemy number 1 simply for trying to tell people the truth about the things that were happening, so I'm not surprised that you support me and my ideas and I just think freely, "continued Owens in his discussion on Fox News. In December 2016, West made an impromptu visit to Trump Tower in New York City and silently posed next to then President Elect Trump.
Owens continued to criticize the liberals for turning black Americans into "victims," a theme that has featured in YouTube Videos, including one titled "How to escape the democratic plantation (an easy guide)" in August 2017 In Fox & Friends Sunday Owens offered his advice to the black community saying: "There is no real value in being a victim, it has no value being oppressed." Kanye West seemed to coincide with Owens' belief in victimization, tweeting Sunday afternoon, "self-victimization is a disease"
self-victimization is a disease
– KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 22, 2018
"I would like to thank you, it was a time when I will never forget that I was extremely emotional and that I was an Affirmation that needed to advance so simply thank Kanye West, "he added.
In an article published in July 2016 by Samford Advocate, Owens said that police shooting at black men in the US UU They are not about racism. "Racism exists, but it is much less common than ignorance, and ignorance can be cured through experience," Owens wrote. His blog series, "The Myth of the & Coca & # 39;", has featured YouTube videos like "I Do not Care About Charlottesville, KKK, or White Supremacy" following the neo-Nazi rally in Virginia in 2017.
Following West's tweet, Owens took Twitter to say he was "going crazy" because of the shout of the hip-hop icon. "I'm going crazy … @kanyewest … please join me in. I tell each person that everything that inspired me to do was written in their music, I'm my biggest fan, because you did it right. help awaken the black community. "
I'm going crazy. @kanyewest … please take a meeting with me. I tell each person that everything that inspired me to do was written in your music.
I'm my biggest fan, because you did it well. I need you to help awaken the black community. https://t.co/Uz1nB9K0Oz
– Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 21, 2018
A 2005 live telethon for the relief of Hurricane Katrina, West sparked perhaps his most famous political controversy after bluntly commenting: "George Bush does not care about black people." Responding years later in an interview with ] The Guardian Bush called it "the worst moment" of his presidency.