12:02, April 26 111 0

2018-04-26 12:02:04

 

Kanye West tweeted his support for Trump. So Twitter is unfollowing him.

Kanye West tweeted support for Donald Trump yesterday, saying that he is Trump’s “brother” because they both have “dragon energy.”

Kanye also claimed a right to “independent thought,” as if expressing support for a political leader is a revolutionary act.

He also expressed some support for Hillary Clinton…

But he was more excited about his signed MAGA hat.

Donald Trump appreciated the support.

Many celebrities immediately unfollowed Kanye, including Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Harry Styles, and Nicki Minaj.

In a radio interview, Janelle Monae said, “I don’t agree with [Kanye] at all. I believe in free thinking, but I don’t believe in free thinking at the expense of the oppressed. If your free thinking is used as fuel by oppressors to continue to oppress black people or minorities, I think it’s bullshit and it’s not okay.”

Stephen Colbert responded on his show and posted the video to Twitter. “We have the right to independent thought but I independently think Kanye has lost his mind,” he said.

John Legend had a longer message about celebrities being “blind to the truth” of how racism and xenophobia affect everyday people, which he posted without referencing Kanye a little after Kanye tweeted.

Rosie O’Donnell was more succinct.

In the evening, Kanye tweeted that he doesn’t entirely agree with everything Trump does, but didn’t specify any issue in particular. And it took Kim Kardashian’s interference to choke that much out of him.

And then he spent the rest of the day sending out shorter tweets of love for Trump.

Kanye’s political opinions seem to have changed since he famously said in 2006 that George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people.”

At least some of Kanye’s fans agreed with him.


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