Prominent MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporter Kanye West has designed a line of “Blexit” t-shirts to urge black Americans to leave the Democratic Party.
Candace Owens, the spokeswoman for the conservative group Turning Point USA, announced the “Blexit” campaign at its Young Black Leadership Summit and revealed that West created the design for the shirts.
“Blexit is a renaissance and I am blessed to say that this logo, these colors, were created by my dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West,” Owens told The New York Post, referring to West's claim in an Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump that the MAGA hat makes him “feel like Superman.”
“BLEXIT is a frequency for those who have released themselves from the political orthodoxy,” the campaign's website says. “It is a rebellion led by Americans wishing to disrupt the simulation of fear.”
“We Free,” one of the shirts says.
Progressives slam Kanye's 'brainwashing':
“Kanye West is making 'Blexit' merch to encourage a black exit from the Democratic Party,” wrote “The Left” podcast host Adam Best. “What he actually seems to be encouraging is acceptance of the Republican Party's decades-long racist effort to silence black voices via mass incarceration, voter suppression & gerrymandering.”
Conservatives accuse Dems of “abusing” black voters, “vitriol”:
“There is no group in America that has been more lied to, more abused, or more taken advantage of by the Democrats than black people,” Owens wrote on Twitter. “At long last, we can return the favor by ENDING their stranglehold on our votes.”
Former Trump White House adviser Sebastian Gorka added, “our Black brothers and sisters are breaking the Democrat chains of Identity Politics. What an amazing time to be alive!”
Nick Fitzgerald questioned on the conservative news site The Daily Caller, "What has West done to merit such vitriol?"
"The answer is frightening and simple: He is thinking for himself. He’s wearing a MAGA hat. And he has influence,” he wrote.
Kardashian clan nervous:
West's mother-in-law Kris Jenner said she was taken aback by West's appearance in the Oval Office and said she wished he would keep some of his opinions to himself.
“The stuff that they were talking about, when they got to the airplane, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s so Kanye,'" she told Ellen DeGeneres Friday. "He was sharing thoughts and things on himself. But I would rather he share some of that stuff privately. Obviously, that would be great."