When shopping at the Salvation Army, you can find some fabulous designer fashions at an affordable price, but imagine the surprise a Twitter user felt when they reportedly spotted Kanye West’s “Yeezus Tour” bomber jacket on sale for $6.
“Found this today at Salvation Army for $6 lmao,” the user tweeted on Tuesday (Sept. 3), along with photos of the tour gear sporting the Confederate flag.
The user went on to follow up the tweet saying, “Fake or not this s*** going on eBay tonight for $50 starting bid so this better sell, I want my $7 back.”
Whelp, that is awkward.
In case you are not aware, Kayne received a boatload of criticism after he featured the Confederate flag — often used as symbolism of racism and hate — on his 2013 Yeezus Tour merchandise.
Sick of the backlash, the “New Slaves” rapper responded to the critics after he was spotted wearing a similar limited-edition MA1 Flight bomber jacket in 2013.
“React how you want,” Kanye said in an interview with Los Angeles radio station 97.1 AMP. “Any energy is good energy. You know the Confederate flag represented slavery in a way – that’s my abstract take on what I know about it. So I made the song ‘New Slaves.’ So I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It’s my flag. Now, what are you going to do?”
He went on to add, “I just think people look cool in it. They look nice. And it’s colorless also,” before concluding, “It’s super hood and super white boy approved at the same time. That’s really what my style has always been.”
Well, going off the fact that the jacket was spotted on the resale rack, the controversial merchandise has no place in this racially charged era (nor has it ever).