Now, ‘Ye’s got a new favorite person, and it’s not in the same political stratosphere as the 45th President.
Last night (April 28), West tweeted a photo of Parkland shooting survivor and activist Emma Gonzalez and the caption “My hero Emma Gonzalez.”
my hero Emma Gonzalez pic.twitter.com/aSdFmraenU— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 29, 2018
Naturally, this made people scratch their heads. Kanye’s been on this “free thinkers” theme, and Gonzalez is certainly is a free thinker, but why anoint a champion of gun control after endorsing Trump and right wing YouTube personality Candace Owens?
Oh yeah, and he made this follow-up tweet, just in-case anyone thought he was joking.
inspired by Emma pic.twitter.com/TiZMthLK92— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 29, 2018
Of course, Emma responded. And she did it with the utmost tact.
my hero James Shaw Jr. pic.twitter.com/BRnuYEURdv— Emma González (@Emma4Change) April 29, 2018
James Shaw Jr. was the man who wrestled an AR-15 away from the Nashville Waffle House shooter. Since the shooting, he’s been able to help raise over $140,000 for the victims affected during the incident.
Sheesh. Emma Gonzalez is really out here living way beyond her years. We love her so much!
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