Kanye West has officially quit social media
After enduring a long string of unfortunate events, Kanye West has finally quit social media, deleting both his Instagram and Twitter accounts
It’s been a pretty crazy past couple of weeks for Kanye West, who now goes by the name “Ye.” West up and quit social media Sunday, deleting both his Instagram and Twitter accounts following a string of backlash resulting from what may seem like his average publicity stunts.
West was recently spotted wearing both a Trump “Make America Great Again” hat, along with a Colin Kaepernick sweatshirt, which to many came across as a complete oxymoron. It’s no secret that Trump and Kaepernick’s ideologies are at extreme ends and Kanye just happened to be right in the middle of the two.
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
This odd string of events and statements was then followed by a pro-Trump rant that occurred on Saturday Night Live after the show was finished. West told people that not only does he support President Trump but that if he was concerned about racism, that he “would've moved out of America a long time ago." According to People, West received a "smattering of boos" from the crowd. Even SNL’s Pete Davidson went on air, rocking a "Make Kanye 2006 Again" hat following West’s speech.
Even though these incidents were anything but good for West’s reputation, the backlash didn’t stop there. Fans of West’s music were also outraged when his latest album Yandhi was delayed nearly two months and is now set to release November 23 instead of September 29. But the incident that may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back occurred when West was again mocked on Twitter after hopping on a table at a school in Detroit, telling students to leave Elon Musk alone.
We for one feel for Ye. Even though a lot of what he says doesn’t make sense, no one should ever have to endure what seems like unlimited amounts of backlash from fans and critics around the world. Let us know what you think about West’s current situation in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more Kanye West updates and other entertaining reads.