Kanye West faces backlash after asking for 'multi-racial' models only

Kanye West faces backlash after asking for 'multi-racial' models only
Published: 2016 September 05 22:14:30 (6924 Views)
Kanye West has come under fire for putting out a casting call for 'multiracial' models only ahead of the release of his latest fashion line.

The controversial rapper tweeted the call on Friday afternoon ahead of auditions on West 26th Street in New York City on Sunday.

The tweet also asked for those trying out for a coveted spot as a model for his Yeezy Season 4 line to not wear makeup,  and 'come as (they) are'.

The line is set to debut on September 7 - the opening day of New York Fashion Week.

However, some on social media were quick to latch onto Kanye's request for multiracial women only.

The call-out led some people to say Kanye was trying to stop black women from being part of his show, while others said the request excluded white models.

'Imagine if a white singer said "WHITE WOMEN ONLY"?' one person furiously tweeted.



'Hmm @ multiracial women only. Does that include the dark skinned multiracial women or just the light skinned ones?' another wrote.

'This is a major issue. In an industry that consistently cuts Black models out, you do this?! You are the absolute worst. Truly,' a furious tweeter unleashed on Kanye.

Despite the anger on social media, massive crowds were seen outside the studio where auditions were held.

'I don't see anything wrong with it because it's his vision,' 24-year-old Jordan Rolling told the New York Daily News.

'As an artist, if you have a vision, people shouldn't be able to say anything about that vision.'

'Multiracial doesn't mean light skinned,' another attendee, Imogen Cooper, told the newspaper.

'You can be multiracial and have dark skin tones or pale skin tones. It doesn't really matter. If you look at people in line, there are people of all skin colours.' 



Source - Dailymail

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