Uh-oh! Kanye West is in under fire after he announced his Yeezy Season 4 casting call for “multiracial women only” on Twitter on Sept. 3. A few fans think his new request is racist and totally blasted him for it! See the angry tweets here!
Yikes! The people are not happy! “If you’re a fan & you can’t recognize when your fave is problematic, thats an issue. Ye’s model casting is that. Let’s not act otherwise,” one fan tweeted in response to Kanye’s, 39, casting announcement. Another pointed out why asking for “multiracial women only” was problematic. “We know ‘multiracial’ in this context means ‘ethnically ambiguous’ & ‘exotic’ regardless of your actual background,” another fan added. Some people even brought his daughter, North West, 3, whom is multiracial also, into the conversation! “Casting multiracial women only for Yeezy season 4 might be counterintuitive but, Ye’s daughter is multiracial,” the fan tweeted. Geez!
There were also reportedly protesters who disrupted the casting call on Sept. 4. One female protester in particular, went viral on Twitter after she showed up to the casting with no top on and holding a sign bashing the event. “multiracial = light skin only… you ain’t slick ye,” the poster read. And according to many others on Twitter who attended the event, she was not the only protester. Many others shared their views about the allegedly racist nature of asking for women only of a multiracial background.
While many people have created their own assumptions of Kanye’s motives and intentions for his Yeezy Season 4 casting, the rapper’s actual model request isn’t detailed. The formal casting call states that he wants multiracial women only and wants women to wear “no make up come as you are.” Many people also seemed to be upset about the no make-up rule.
But the show must go on! Despite a few angry fans and protesters, many Yeezy hopefuls of all shades and sizes filled the streets of New York for a chance to win a slot in Kanye’s upcoming NYFW show. And this year might be the brand’s biggest year yet! Yeezy Season 4 is reportedly going to air live on television, according to Bustle. So you’ll be able to catch all of the action at Madison Square Garden from the comforts of your home on Sept. 7. Stay tuned! With all the controversy surrounding this show, you don’t want to miss it!
Casting multiracial women only for Yeezy season 4 might be counterintuitive but, Ye's daughter is multiracial.
— Sivethina (@SiveMayiya) September 5, 2016
Yeezy Season 4 casting
"they want black features not black girls"😒
Quand j'ai vu le Yeezy season 3 ✊🏾✊🏿
— Lady James (@Nellaouw971) September 5, 2016
Today at the Yeezy Season 4 casting pic.twitter.com/jVu2FdFwNc
— Styled Fashion (@highfashionxx) September 5, 2016
We know "multiracial" in this context means "ethnically ambiguous" & "exotic" regardless of your actual background.
— Vanessa Veasley (@VanessaVeasley) September 3, 2016
If you're a fan & you can't recognize when your fave is problematic, thats an issue. Ye's model casting is that. Let's not act otherwise.
— sunday candy (@KatchKenda) September 3, 2016
very proud of everyone who didn't meet the "requirements" but still went to the Yeezy Season 4 casting call to protest/speak their mind
— anal girl (@benadryI) September 5, 2016
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Kanye’s “multiracial women only” casting call?