Kanye West and The Daily Wire’s Candace Owens struck provocative poses at a Paris fashion show Monday, donning shirts inscribed with the phrase “White Lives Matter” emblazoned on their backs.
Owens and the rapper and fashion designer rocked the T-shirts, each of which also included a picture of the Pope’s face on the front, while flanked by models in matching tops. The phrase, a twist on Black Lives Matter, elicited the expected outrage on social media, but West and Owens were all smiles at the show.
“I am Ye, and everyone here knows that I am the leader,” West said at the event, according to Page Six. “You can’t manage me.”
Owens is a fierce critic of Black Lives Matter, which she has accused of cynically profiting off of the death of George Floyd while also helping to spur riots across America during the summer of 2020.
Black celebrities took to Twitter to blast the pair, with former ESPN personality Jemele Hill calling it “a dangerously dumb message to send for someone with [West’s] massive platform.”
Owens posted the picture of the duo on her Twitter page.
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