Kanye West Thinks He Faces Discrimination in the Fashion Industry for Not Being Gay
Kanye West is no stranger to controversies. Some of the questionable things he has done include interrupting Country music singer, Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards; he also posed for the cover of “Rolling Stone” magazine by displaying a debatable image on the front cover; he’s been mocked by the public for his posts on popular social media sites due to his constant use of all caps and distinct choice of words.
Now West is saying that he has faced discrimination as a designer in the world of fashion, not for being African American but instead for being straight.
Kanye said “I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay. In music, you definitely get discriminated in music if you are gay. It takes amazing talents to break down barriers. Everyone thought that when Frank Ocean dropped that it was going to be bad for his career. I feel like its so cliché to speak about him as it relates to this subject, but there are people who broke the ground and he broke the ground. The people that break the stereotypes make history.”
To add to this discussion, he spoke candidly of Caitlyn Jenner whom he has fully supported throughout her transition period. In closing he said “I feel proud to be in a family that has so many people breaking ground for generations to come. I’m still getting acquainted to what’s politically correct [to say].”
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