Over the weekend, Kanye West tweeted a photo of himself sporting a MAGA hat with a caption that is more than questionable.
Check out the Tweet in question.
this represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love pic.twitter.com/a15WqI8zgu
— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018
In the Tweet, Kanye referred to his “Make America Great Again” hat and stated,
“this represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love”
But Captain America himself (Chris Evans) was having none of Ye’s words.
The MCU star responded to Kanye’s tweet.
There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue. The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying. https://t.co/4jCFwB4T5U
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 30, 2018
Evans’ rebuttal stated,
“There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue. The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying.”
In his Tweet, Evans alluded to Kanye’s statement about “abolish[ing] the 13th amendment”.
For those racking their brains for any remnants of Civics class, the 13th amendment states,
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Yep, apparently Kanye in favor of abolishing the amendment that abolished slavery.
Kanye is famous for his support for President Trump.
In his recent Saturday Night Live appearance, Kanye was even caught wearing his MAGA hat and rambling about his support of Trump.
His unexpected rant was cut from the show for time, but part of it aired live:
kanye west ranted about donald trump and more during snl’s credits and it was cut for time pic.twitter.com/19rs3SHz6i
— KENNY (@phillycustoms) September 30, 2018
More was shared by Chris Rock:
— 2cool2blog (@2Cool2Bloggg) September 30, 2018
Kanye said many things including his take on “the Democratic plan”.
“It’s like a plan they did to take the fathers out the homes and promote welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s the Democratic plan.”
He also touched upon Trump’s racism.
“It’s so many times that I talk to a white person about this, and they say, ‘How could you support Trump? He’s racist.’ Well if I was concerned about racism, I would have moved out of America a long time ago. We don’t just make our decisions off of racism. I’ma break it down to you right now: If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all they policies.”
Kanye’s behavior has people shaking their heads.
LITERALLY nothing more maddening. With ZERO understanding of how it works, just puking out false perceptions. I couldn't help but wonder how his backup dancers and singers feel. I get it that people need work, but c'mon.
— Willie Garson (@WillieGarson) September 30, 2018
Why would we want to abolish the 13th amendment? Are you hoping for a chance to own humans?
— Trump's Anal Beads (@trumpsanalbeads) October 1, 2018
— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) October 1, 2018
Ok…so I think it’s time that we all should just head down to our local precincts and file a restraining order on this…this…help me Lord…uh this troubled individual. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want this fool anywhere near me. https://t.co/k2WtgRW5x8
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) September 30, 2018
Say what now?!… https://t.co/8rDUusL8Rl
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) October 1, 2018
ICYMI: Kanye West wants to abolish the 13th Amendment
ICYMI: The 13 amendment abolished slavery
ICYMI: Kanye West is on a private jet, wearing a MAGA hat, made in China, where folks make $1/hour
ICYMI: Kanye West is an idiot.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 1, 2018
Apparently Kanye is pro-slavery. https://t.co/VvprnJ3Tr7
— ♱⚜Uriel Mahdi⚜♱ (@UrielMahdi) October 1, 2018
You off the meds again ♀️ ♀️ https://t.co/W8HJzCMiVV
— J.ADS (@Jourdynadams) October 1, 2018
Hey Kanye, the 13th Amendment abolished slavery; we kinda really want that one.
Also, your buddy @realdonaldtrump outsources production of his licensed products to other countries, using their labor.
Maybe slow down and think this one over. https://t.co/RISOKuz8P0
— Charlotte Clymer ️ (@cmclymer) October 1, 2018
The black community want to make a trade. Give us justin Bieber https://t.co/eMc0mftgKx
— Dibby aka Amiyah’s Dad (@sirdibbydukes) October 1, 2018
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction”
This ignant sunken place simpleton wants 2 get rid of the amendment that abolished slavery.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) October 1, 2018
Aren’t your Yeezys made in China? https://t.co/9n0lXuFuut
— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) October 1, 2018
If his political views aren’t a reflection of Kanye’s questionable judgment, his Perrier bottle costume certainly was.