Kendall Jenner Backs Jaden Smith Following His Departure from Kanye West's Controversial Yeezy Show
2024/01/14

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Kendall Jenner appears to have expressed her disapproval of Kanye West's recent Yeezy show at Paris Fashion Week. The model, who is the sister-in-law of West, "liked" several tweets that criticized the controversial show. One tweet from Jaden Smith stood out, as he tweeted, "I Had To Dip Lol," suggesting that he disagreed with the message of West's collection. Smith later tweeted, "I Don't Care Who's It Is If I Don't Feel The Message I'm Out," and added, "Black Lives Matter." Jenner "liked" all three of these tweets, subtly showing her support for Smith's decision to walk out of the show.

Smith, the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, has been vocal about his support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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His Twitter account features a pinned tweet showing him, his mother, and others participating in a rally for justice for Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by police in 2020.

West's Yeezy show at Paris Fashion Week caused significant controversy due to the inclusion of "White Lives Matter" shirts, which are considered a "hate slogan" by the Anti-Defamation League. During the show, West wore one of these shirts while delivering a speech that touched on various topics, including classism in fashion and criticisms he has faced. The controversial shirts were also highlighted in a tweet by conservative commentator Candace Owens, who wore a similar shirt in white.

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Following the show, West engaged in a public dispute with Vogue contributing editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, who had criticized his show on Instagram Stories. Gigi Hadid, a close friend of Karefa-Johnson, called out West on Instagram for his behavior. West responded by posting derogatory comments and pictures of Karefa-Johnson on his account, which have since been deleted. Hadid defended Karefa-Johnson, calling West a bully and a joke. She emphasized Karefa-Johnson's expertise in the fashion industry and suggested that she could educate West.

In response to the backlash, West revealed on Instagram that he and Karefa-Johnson had met in person to discuss their opinions. He referred to her as his "sister" and stated that they had a two-hour meeting, which was supposedly filmed. Vogue also issued a statement supporting Karefa-Johnson and confirming her meeting with West.

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