Kanye West responds to backlash for selling Yeezy Gap Clothing in ‘Construction Bags’
Kanye West addresses Yeezy Gap backlash clothes are being displayed in giant ‘Construction Bags.’
Kanye West's Talks ‘Trash Bag’ Criticism on Fox News: “This is not a joke; this is not a game”
Kanye West goes on Fox News to defend himself for selling clothes from his Yeezy Gap line in hefty black construction bags that some mistook to be garbage sacks. The fashion line was inspired by “the children” and “the homeless,” according to a recent Instagram post by West, which the Los Angeles Times reported. Following ridicule of its perceived insensitivity, West agreed to a media appearance, which has, of late, been a rarity for him.
Ye spoke to Fox News correspondent Eric Shawn, saying it was “God’s plan” for him to correct the record on the network, according to quotes summarized by Shawn.
In newly interview with Fox News’ reporter Eric Shawn, Ye has now addressed the criticism. He’s confirmed that these bags, as those who have seen the presentation in person have already noted, are not “trash bags” as some had posited.
Ye told Fox News correspondent Eric Shawn, saying it was “God’s plan” for him to correct the record on the network, according to quotes summarized by Shawn.
“I’m fighting for a position to be able to change clothing and bring the best design to the people,” Ye said in response to claims of insensitivity to the unhoused.
He added. “This is, like, not a joke,” Ye said “This is not a game. This is not just some celebrity collaboration. This is my life, you know? I’m fighting for a position to be able to change clothing and bring the best design to the people.”
You can watch the full discussion below.
In a deleted message posted to Instagram earlier this month, Ye named what he believes should be the “biggest inspiration for all design.” In the post, which was posted on the same day as his Game collab “Fortunate,” Ye said artists should look to children and people without housing for such inspiration. Balenciaga composer BFRND, as previously reported, later connected these remarks to a widely utilized quote from Pablo Picasso about how difficult it is for artists to re-learn how to “paint like a child.”
The Los Angeles Times noted that Yeezy Gap items range from a $40 keychain to a $340 parka. Before its launch last year, it had been marketed as an affordable clothing line.