Kanye West compares anti-fur activists to racists in another all caps rant

Celebs attend Dior Men's fashion fall winter 2010-11 - Paris
Kanye West and his barely and/or poorly dressed paramour, Amber Rose, have been hitting up Paris fashion week in various outrageous outfits, many featuring animal fur. As many of you know, the fur industry uses barbaric practices and videos have come out that show extremely inhumane treatment of animals skinned for fur. (Here’s a link to Wikipedia’s description of the controversy of fur farming, which is less disturbing that some of the videos made of these poor creatures. I don’t even want to describe what happens to the animals it’s so bad.)

The animal rights activists rightfully trashed arrogant Kanye online due to all of the overpriced tributes to animal cruelty that he and his girlfriend were wearing. In response, Kanye penned a long all caps rant on his blog comparing wearing fur to personal freedom, civil rights, and creativity. GMAFB! I believe that Kanye has already deleted this regrettable post from his blog as I couldn’t find it there. Plenty of other outlets have preserved it for posterity and for poking fun at Kanye, though:

WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, REMEMBER THE FEARLESS, REMEMBER THE DREAMERS, EMEMBER THOSE WHO REPRESENT THE GHETTO…THE FAIRY TALE OF NOTHING TO SOMETHING. I’M BRIEFLY SADDENED BY NEGATIVE COMMENTS, BUT I HAVE TO REMEMBER THOSE PEOPLE ARE SCARED, INCAPABLE OR JUST PLAIN IDIOTS. WE ARE THE F*CKING ROCK STARS BABY. NO COCAINE, JUST LIFE MY NIGGAS!! NO COCAINE, JUST LIFE! IT’S FUNNY TO ME WHEN FASHION BLOGGERS DOWN OUR OUFITS AND THEN SUPER JOCK OUTLANDISH SHIT ON THE RUNWAY BUT THEN THEY DRESS MAD PRUDE AND DON’T LIVE FASHION. WE LIVE IT MAN. F*CK THAT, WE LIVE IT!!! WE LIVE IT SO HARD PEOPLE LIVE THROUGH US! WE REPRESENT YOUR INNER SPIRIT!! THE CHILD IN US ALL, THE BRUTAL HONESTY, THE NAIVETY, THE BRAVE WARRIOR, THE ADRENALINE THAT ALLOWS A MOTHER TO LIFT A CAR IF HER CHILD WAS TRAPPED UNDER IT! REMEMBER, THERE WAS A TIME WHEN EVERYBODY DISSED MICHAEL JACKSON EVERY CHANCE THEY COULD. IMAGINE THE PRESSURE OF BEING A TRUE ICON. VERY FEW HUMAN BEINGS ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE CONSTANT HATE!!! IF WE DON’T DO WHAT YOU FEEL IS THE SHIT, YOU BEAT US UP VERBALLY AND MENTALLY, LIKE A CATHOLIC SCHOOL TEACHER BEATING A CREATIVE STUDENT INTO SUBMISSION. I CAN HEAR YOU SCREAMING ‘COLOR INSIDE THE LINES!!!’ WELL F*CK YOUR COLORING BOOK, COLOR BY NUMBERS APPROACH TO LIFE. AT THE END OF THE DAY WHO ARE WE HURTING??? OH “THE NEW BLACK???” SINCE BARACK IS PRESIDENT BLACKS DON’T LIKE FUR COATS, RED LEATHER, AND FRIED CHICKEN ANY MORE?! WHEN YOU TRULY UNDERSTAND CULTURAL SETTINGS, BOUNDARIES, AND OUR MODERN DAY CASTE SYSTEMS, THEN YOU CAN FEEL THE GLORY AND PAIN FROM THE DAYS OF KINGS IN AFRICA TO THE NEW KINGS OF THE MEDIA. LET THE BALL PLAYERS DANCE AFTER THEY SCORE! IT’S LIFE MY NIGGAS, IT’S LIFE! REMEMBER CLOTHING IS A CHOICE. WE WERE BORN NAKED!!! FRESH IS AN OPINION, LOVE IS OBJECTIVE, TASTE IS SELECTIVE, AND EXPRESSION IS MY FAVORITE ELECTIVE. NO MORE POLITICS OR APOLOGIES!!!

[From Kanye West's Blog via D-Listed]

Imma let you finish, but I have to say that Rip Torn had the greatest meltdown of the entire weekend.

If Kanye isn’t apologizing then why he didn’t leave this nonsensical rant up? There are more logical leaps in that paragraph than your average Fox News pundit makes in a day. (Ok, an hour.) In Kanye’s mind, there’s somehow a connection between slavery and calling people cruel for choosing to wear fur. It’s soooo oppressive when people make fun of the luxury coat you were comped while you get paid to sit your privileged ass in a chair watching a fashion show and getting your picture taken. Poor, poor Kanye. He just needs to express himself through fashion and never hear a peep of discouragement or he’ll get out the caps lock and the Hennessy. It’s ok, though, when he crashes the stage at an awards ceremony and interrupts a 19 year-old girl’s acceptance speech.

Kanye West And Amber Rose Attend The Louis Vuitton Fashion Show

Kanye West And Amber Rose Attend The Louis Vuitton Fashion Show

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  1. LolaBella says:

    Poor Kanye! He wasn’t invited to the Help Haiti Telethon or the Grammy Awards, so he had to find a way to reaffirm his relevancy somehow; hence a nonsensical, finger-pointing, blame-everyone-else, CAPS-LOCK rant. Ugh :roll:

    That said, they both look ridiculous and I can’t begin to think of how many animals died to make him look like an even bigger douchebag and for his ‘poorly dressed paramour’ to look like the Abominable Snowman!

    Begone, both of you!

  2. CiCi says:

    seriously, what is his problem. he will just do anything to get the least bit of attn. he knows even his stupid CAPS get attn. sigh.

  3. Sumodo says:

    I just looked up douchebag. His picture was right there!

  4. Just a Poster says:

    I just get a very serious gay vibe from him (not that there is anything wrong with that)

    Well I guess he had to do something (aka throw a temper tantrum like a 3 year old) since he has been 8 balled.

  5. kermit says:

    He seems to be saying live who you are and other people’s comments are their opinion and don’t really matter. I don’t know what this has to do with fur. Certainly, his style and Amber’s are distinctive, and in a way interesting opposed to the trend-following look-alikes out there. Some produce fashion but don’t wear it. Point taken. However, his place of the statement, the screaming caps, the jumping around in thought, feels to me like someone very angry, possibly impaired through some sort of substance, and crying out to be heard. He’s hurting, but he’s also hurting others. He’s not close to being ready for accepting boundaries in the entertainment world though he’s a vibrant part of it.

  6. Lady D says:

    Kanye West is living proof of the old adage: It takes 50 dumb animals to make a fur coat, but only one to wear it.

  7. Jaded says:

    Wearing fur is cruel and unacceptable on anyone other than Eskimos and Inuits, and these two are so far beyond unacceptable douchebaggery it boggles my mind. You’re in L.A. a$$holes, it’s NOT THAT COLD. It’s not your culture you piece of sh*t, unless your culture involves shoving your wealth in others’ faces. Whatta dickhead…

  8. ien says:

    i don’t mean to defend him, but if he wants to wear fur he can wear fur. it’s a personal choice, just like eating meat, wearing leather shoes, buying a leather purse, etc. you never see animal rights activists shouting at celebs when there’s pictures of them eating meat or carrying leather LV bags, or crocodile birkins. i don’t get it.

    btw taylor swift was not a 17 yr old girl when that happend, she was 19 yrs old. and she’s now 20. not really a “girl”. stop making it sound like he killed her puppy. it was a COMPLETE asshole thing to do, but she’s moved on. move on.

  9. grace says:

    This is guy is not only disgusting, but he is also very dumb. you must be of poor intelligence to write a statement like that, in your own language, that has no coherence at all.
    I can guarantee that any of the animals killed to dress them are worthier than the two together.
    I hope one day using fur will be not only an unnacceptable practice but a crime attributed to ignorance and cruelty.
    I don’t get why people like this db have fans.

  10. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “you never see animal rights activists shouting at celebs when there’s pictures of them eating meat or carrying leather LV bags, or crocodile birkins. i don’t get it.”

    don’t know for sure, but I believe that it has to do with the WAY the fur is taken from the animals. simply killing an animal is not the issue for most anti-fur people, it the fact they’re beaten and skinned while still alive. I understand what you’re saying, though.

    now, regarding the picture at the top…that furry LV fanny pack is a perfect example of the celeb idiocy. it proves that some celebs will wear something that is completely heinous just because it’s from a shi-shi designer.

  11. masonwasp says:

    I agree with ien. I personally won’t wear fur, but I think organizations that promote this kind of hazing of celebrities should be illegal. PETA, in particular, which is essentially a terrorist organization masquerading as a non-profit.

  12. Mairead says:

    Did this fool just say that he represents the “ghetto”? That clod is about as ghetto as I am!
    I remember seeing him on The Friday Night Project on UK tv a couple of years back and he was much more likeable, less reactionary and frankly better dressed than he is now.

    He’s either doing this for record sales or he really hasn’t gotten over his mother’s death.

    That said, I wish whatever they are wearing still had the ability to bite them!

  13. Seer says:

    I think wearing fur is primitive. They look like cave people with YSL stamped on it. And she looks like some half-a$$ed bird in the second picture.

    I also think flaunting wealth is vulgar and cheap. The very wealthy (people who are truly classy) don’t dress like that. What’s next, a solid gold Cadillac? There is elegance in simplicity.

  14. Lisa says:

    I think what he’s trying to say, is that he’s entitled to wear fur, because he’s ghetto and that’s a black cultural statement. Nevermind that the animals are tortured to make fur coats, he feels entitled. The fact that it’s vulgar, ignorant, and that he’s a pretentious a–hole to wear fur escapes him.
    By the way my Great Grandfather in Russia was a supplier of fur pelts, and I would never wear fur, I think it looks disgusting, my mother threw all the fur coats she inherited from her mother out , because it does not take a genius to figuire out how much animals have to suffer to be skinned for their fur.

  15. kris says:

    thats murder

  16. Danielle says:

    Someone should skin him and wear him as a fashion accessory. At least then he’d know how it feels. PETA needs to do some undercover Beyonce style work with Kanye. It would be funny to see the look on his face.

  17. Bete says:

    Unfortunately, this type of African American, the tacky arrogant and often illiterate, are food for actual racists. Whatever happened to the eloquent and actually talented African-Americans in the music industry?
    Kanye and his ilk are untalented, boring and vulgar. They get a large chunk of money and they behave like they haven’t seen money before.
    What makes his choice even more moronic, and is proven by the equally tacky woman next to him, is the fact that it isn’t even cold enough to wear fur where he is, but he wears it just to show how much money he has.
    He may as well walk around with multiple printouts of his bank statement plastered all over him.
    Kanye, people don’t hate you because you’re black. They just can’t stand your idiocy, uneducated views (that have no logical bearing) and the fact that you’re vulgar beyond belief, not to mention rude!

  18. lizzie says:

    Oh Kanye, let me lame it down for you, racists kill people based on their color, people who wear fur contribute in the killing of animals because of their fur. It is just that simple!

  19. Jules says:

    HAHAHA now the animal rights liberals are “racists” too. How does it feel? Maybe now you get how stupid you look yourselves for calling people racist based on where they live or what they drive or what political party they belong too. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. When someone is called out on bad behavior, the person pointing it out becomes a racist. Get it now????

  20. loldongs says:

    Kanye West has this uncanny ability to make his face seem very punchable.

    How ever does he do it!?

  21. bambooJim says:

    You know Kanje, after all those bullshit CAPS, you are still just another greedy bastard using the suffering and struggle of your ancestors to rationalize your selfishness. You, like every other celebrity/athlete/musician could save, feed and inoculate thousands/millions with the wealth you have. That earring you wear; do you know how many lives you could save in Africa with that rock? Fuck all you celebrities/athletes that made it out of the slums and ghettos. You could be associated with some of the greatest names in history. Instead of helping those from which you came, you rub their noses in your lifestyle, only occasionally giving symbolic charity to use as a PR ploy.

  22. sneezy says:

    No one here is questioning his right to choose to wear fur.

    Kanye West does the opposite of everything he wrote. Fur is a symbol of capitalist wealth and success. Capitalism is a white institution and white people hold most of the wealth in this country. Therefore, Kanye is modeling his image from the long, sordid history of white wealth and the showcasing of mutilated animal bodies as clothing and status.

    He has no right to speak for the black community as if he is some sort of role model or leader.

  23. buenavissta says:

    I think the bigger issue is what Amber has done to that poor, undeserving jean jacket.

    I kid. They are like two douchy peas in a pod, no offense to all the peas out there.

  24. Robert says:

    Famous Black People who wear tons and tons of fur because they think it’s Glamorous, and are too stupid to realize how pathethic they look
    Mary J. Blige, Puff Daddy, Alicia Keys, Bitchoynce, Kelis, etc.

    You know I was at a bank in East Orange NJ two weeks ego, and a young black man came strutting in a floor length fur coat, I swear the fur was either cat or dog from China, because it looked scraggly and sewn from uneven patches.

  25. ViktoryGin says:

    And it’s because of non-sequitur, race-card exploitation BS like this that I have a dificult time explaining to those who don’t understand it, the different forms of racism.

    Kanye….NEWSFLASH: The repeated marginalization of an ethnic group in the name racial superiority or bias against a group because of ethnicity: RACISM. Wearing slaughtered animal then having the nerve to be a bitch about it: ASININE APATHY. If you wear the fur, be a man, own your actions for what they are: abedding inhumane destruction of animals so you and the Bald Beast can look like a couple of fools.

  26. lin234 says:

    I am so sick of people using the black card every time someone criticizes them or something doesn’t go their way.

    I took a history class about the history of the Chinese when they first came to the States and guess what? They were basically slaves and second citizens too. Countless were abused and died making the railroad and whatnot. They were regarded as monkeys.. etc. There were numerous cartoons making fun of them. Yet, in modern society you rarely hear some Asian pulling the race card when things aren’t going their way.

    Perhaps people feel like Asians don’t have the right to pull that card since many have gone on to becoming successful in careers as engineers, lawyers, doctors… But here’s the thing, in Asian culture, education is a top priority and not to mention they believe in saving money rather than blowing it on something that isn’t really needed. They are usually so focused on their studies that many of them don’t risk the chance of getting pregnant as a teen or else they come from highly conservative families. It’s why people in China have such a large reserve of savings that the Americans borrow from.

    Point is, plenty of Asians suffer daily and they don’t complain. There are hardly any breakout stars that are Asians unless it’s in a movie that portrays them in a stereotypical way much less in music.

    The black card is overused and overrated. I believe that Americans were ready for a black president before an Asian one. If say a Chinese American ran for presidency, I’m sure people would be paranoid that it’s some scheme from China to overtake the US.

    Kayne is such an idiot.

  27. Shakara says:

    *sigh* Oh Kanye…the hole just keeps getting deeper and deeper….-_-’

  28. Lia says:

    He’s such a fugly twit. What makes him think that anyone outside of his sycophant posse would care about any opinions he might have? He has money, but he is and always will be a loser, because his personality was carved in stone a long time ago, and as the saying goes, “you can put a gown on a pig and call it a prom queen if you want, but it’s still just a pig in a dress”. West is that pig. (apologies to pigs everywhere…)

  29. ogechi says:

    Kanye West – cute looking and outspoken dude but rants like an ant. Very uncoordinated guy(sorry Kanye) u are lost!!!

  30. Claire says:

    “AT THE END OF THE DAY WHO ARE WE HURTING???”

    Err… the animals?

  31. katyusha says:

    @ ien

    do you see the irony in your defending Kanye wearing fur, then in the same post (in a reference to Taylor Swift) you say, “stop making it sound like he killed her puppy” ?

    People who don’t know a thing about the fur industry are liable to say things like you just did. So please, before you show your ignorance, please look up the topic.

  32. Jules says:

    “Kanye West does the opposite of everything he wrote. Fur is a symbol of capitalist wealth and success. Capitalism is a white institution and white people hold most of the wealth in this country”

    Capitalism as opposed to what? Communism? Socialism? You are a fool.