News: Kanye West Addresses PETA & Other Critics, "Since Barack Is President Blacks Don't Like Fur Coats, Red Leather & Fried Chicken Any More?!"
Friday, Jan 29, 2010 5:45PM
Kanye West has responded to the recent criticism he has faced for being photographed wearing fur coats and other daring ensembles.
Writing in his blog, Yeezy detailed his stance on life and being placed under heat as of late.
"I'M BRIEFLY SADDENED BY NEGATIVE COMMENTS, BUT I HAVE TO REMEMBER THOSE PEOPLE ARE SCARED, INCAPABLE OR JUST PLAIN IDIOTS. WE ARE THE F*CKING ROCK STARS BABY. NO COCAINE, JUST LIFE MY N*GGAS!! WE LIVE IT MAN. F*CK THAT, WE LIVE IT!!! WE LIVE IT SO HARD PEOPLE LIVE THROUGH US! WE REPRESENT YOUR INNER SPIRIT!! IMAGINE THE PRESSURE OF BEING A TRUE ICON. VERY FEW HUMAN BEINGS ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE CONSTANT HATE!!! I CAN HEAR YOU SCREAMING 'COLOR INSIDE THE LINES!!!' WELL F*CK YOUR COLORING BOOK, COLOR BY NUMBERS APPROACH TO LIFE. AT THE END OF THE DAY WHO ARE WE HURTING??? OH "THE NEW BLACK???" SINCE BARACK IS PRESIDENT BLACKS DON'T LIKE FUR COATS, RED LEATHER, AND FRIED CHICKEN ANY MORE?! LET THE BALL PLAYERS DANCE AFTER THEY SCORE! IT'S LIFE MY N*GGAS, IT'S LIFE! REMEMBER CLOTHING IS A CHOICE. WE WERE BORN NAKED!!! FRESH IS AN OPINION, LOVE IS OBJECTIVE, TASTE IS SELECTIVE, AND EXPRESSION IS MY FAVORITE ELECTIVE. NO MORE POLITICS OR APOLOGIES!!!" (Kanye West's Blog)
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) addressed Ye and Amber Rose's recent usage of fur clothing.
West apparently lives by his lyrics. The ethical dropout--who horrified voters in PETA's Worst-Dressed Celebrity competition last year--and his sleazy sidekick, Amber Rose, were snapped by paparazzi strutting around Paris in "the ugliest things," indeed. Both were wearing head-to-toe fur, and Amber refused to remove her full-length lynx coat during a show at Paris Men's Fashion Week. As PETA V.P. Dan Mathews so eloquently put it, "Kanye can't help making himself look like an idiot, whether at an award's show or a fashion show. He and his girlfriend look like pathetic creatures from a shabby roadside zoo." (PETA)
Their photos were scattered online throughout last week.
At the Louis Vuitton Menswear Fall 2010 fashion show in Paris, Kanye West and girlfriend Amber Rose arrived wearing beautiful fur coats. Strolling through Paris, I'm sure Kanye and Amber turned a lot of heads with those elegant fur coats. They're probably glad the animal rights activists weren't there to throw blood on them. PETA is somewhere possibly not happy about this. (Hip Hop RX)
R&B singer Kelis recently went after PETA over her decision to wear fur clothing.
"Ok, so you're gonna love this," she wrote on a MySpace message. "The other day I got a personalized letter from PETA! Lol so after some thought I've decided to write one back. Goes a little something like this:There is no humane way to kill anything, let me start there. It's unfortunate but it's part of life. With that being said, I would eat pterodactyl if you found some and you told me it was meaty and delicious. And after doing a very minimal amount of research....... I found out that the founder Ingrid Newkirk is completely batty. I had a feeling but she far exceeded my expectations. I mean certifiably insane! Lol this chicks will is nuts, google it - it's a riot! ...Find a worthwhile cause like the women being maimed in these Middle Eastern countries. Or female circumcision. Or women's rights here in America, we still get paid less for doing the same jobs as men. Quite honestly if you hate the world so much go live in the forest where no one else has to hear you complain about the perfectly good food chain the good Lord created. Everyone has the right to an opinion, and that's mine on that!" (Kelis' MySpace)
Check out a recent Amber Rose photo shoot below: