Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour Merchandise Gets Political (racist)

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Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour has just kicked off and with that came the release of some new merchandise produced specifically for the tour. West was apparently inspired by  ’80s heavy metal albums. Some notable t-shirts are the skeleton donning a Native American headdress and “traditional” (stereotypical) garments with the caption “God Wants You” (below) and one with the grim reaper sporting the confederate flag (above), though both are arguably more shocking than insightful.

T-shirts cost $35, ($40 for XXL, sorry) ,you can get a sweatshirt for  $80, tote bags  for $20 and a trucker hats for $35. Let us know which ones you’ll be copping and which ones you’ll be avoiding, especially the latter. Not all politics are good politics, after all.

Editor’s note: Those headdress t-shirts are pretty racist, honestly. Read our specific take here. – SK.

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Written by Julia Schur

Julia is a writer and photographer from Paris, France. She moved to New York City to study in 2012. If you’re into art, concerts, hip-hop, and documentaries about ex-cons, feel free to contact her!

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3 Responses to “Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour Merchandise Gets Political (racist)”
  1. ami@hotmail.com' mia says:

    Kanye’s best friend Fashion designer Marc Jacobs is a cruel manipulator who wants to control the entire fashion world. He`s been cruelly torturing a talented young girl named Angel Barta for 5 years. He stole her ideas and keeps her in psycho terror. Read the details and spread the truth! Please help! check: styleangelique blogspot com

  2. xdanidarkox@gmail.com' Danielle Miller says:

    For an “activist” and advocate against racism he sure does a great job at showing racism towards natives and exploiting them. I wrote an article specifically addressing the problematic headdress images. http://lastrealindians.com/kanye-wests-yeezus-album-art-is-racist-by-danielle-miller/

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