On Tuesday, Kanye West made headlines for his outlandish, irresponsible comments on slavery, claiming the hundreds of years of captivity and resistance to be a choice.
Although West took to Twitter to clarify his statement, most were not convinced. As a result, many have banned together to get West all the way out of here. Not only has the rapper been “canceled” on social media, but several have signed a petition to convince Adidas to sever business ties with the Yeezy Brand boss.
“While Kanye can live safely in his multi million-dollar castle, the rest of black America is continually marginalized and subject to unjust laws and treatment. Some even die because this behavior is so ingrained in our society,” the Care2 petition read. “Kanye West has a right to free speech, and he has the right to spout lies and misinformation and misplaced opinions – but we as consumers have the right to fight back against this type of dangerous propaganda.”