Kanye West Designs ‘Blexit’ T-Shirts Encouraging Black Democrats To Abandon Party
On Saturday, the outspoken 41-year-old rapper revealed he has designed t-shirts that read “Blexit” and strive to convince African-American Democrats to abandon the party.
The shirts were reportedly unveiled Saturday at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit, a conference of young, African-American conservatives in Washington, D.C.
“Blexit is a renaissance and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West,” said the group’s spokeswoman Candace Owens, according to Page Six.
Another version of the shirts — which come in three different colors and cost between $25 and $28 — reportedly includes the phrase “We Free.”
“BLEXIT is a frequency for those who have released themselves from the political orthodoxy,” reads a post about the shirts on their website. “It is a rebellion led by Americans wishing to disrupt the simulation of fear.”
Retweet if you’re with us and think it’s time for Black Americans to leave the Democratic Party FOR GOOD! pic.twitter.com/jWQdmO9LKT
— Rob Smith 🇺🇸 (@robsmithonline) October 27, 2018
Earlier this month, West famously met with Trump in the Oval Office in an encounter that was highly publicized and mocked by many late-night comedy shows. West wore his red “Make America Great Again” hat for the meeting, something he said made him feel “like Superman.”
West also criticized Democrats in an off-the-air rant on Saturday Night Live last month after serving as the musical guest for the show’s season premiere.
There was a wide range of reactions on social media to West’s new fashion venture:
I now Officially declare this a Movement.
Our Black brothers and sisters are breaking the Democrat chains of Identity Politics.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) October 28, 2018
Did you know:
The first seven black Americans elected to Congress were ALL Republicans
Democrats try to erase the truth from our history books
This is why it is time for a #BLEXIT from the Democrat party
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 28, 2018
You don’t know what you’re talking about here on your new Blexit site: https://t.co/imNN7GeKoH
Every one of these is pretty much a lie. pic.twitter.com/ZE5WRK6SVr
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 29, 2018
— Antonia Okafor (@antonia_okafor) October 29, 2018