On a global scale, gays are hugely discriminated against but now, we seem to have heterosexuals thinking they are being discriminated against for not being part of the minority—and Kanye West is the leader.
The rapper turned fashion designer says, he is being discriminated against for not being gay in the fashion industry. At least, he is not being lynched; the regular suffering of many gays in certain parts of the world.
In a nearly two -hour live interview with SHOWstudio on Tuesday for their “In Camera” series, Kanye West said he thinks he is discriminated against for not being gay.
He said; “I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay. In music, you definitely get discriminated in music if you are gay. It takes amazing talents to break down barriers. Everyone thought that when Frank Ocean dropped that it was going to be bad for his career. I feel like it’s so cliché to speak about him as it relates to this subject, but there are people who broke the ground and he broke the ground. The people that break the stereotypes make history.”
Kanye continued, making reference to Caitlyn Jenner—and if you did not know, Jenner has credited West with opening Kim Kardashian’s mind about her transition.
And he said he does not give a hoot about what the world may think;
“The first thing I thought about was a black radio show host maybe possibly making jokes because the black culture is generally homophobic,” he said.
“Then it was like, ‘Fuck what people say. Fuck what people think. I feel proud to be in a family that has so many people breaking ground for generations to come. I’m still getting acquainted to what’s politically correct [to say],” the rapper said.
It’s pretty interesting that Kanye West, a prominent member of the United States’ music industry dominated by heterosexuals and strongly discriminates against gays is somewhat being served with what gays have to cope with when they make an entry—at least so he thinks.
He doesn’t have to mention it but we know he is saying, it’s wrong that he is being discriminated against in the fashion industry based on his sexual orientation and we agree, it should not be so for poor Kanye and anybody else—but did he ever speak against how gays are shunned in the music industry were he has a louder voice?
While Mr. West is fighting the hands of discrimination, he should also take sometime to work on his clothing line because even if he becomes gay tomorrow, he would still struggle in the fashion industry with those “stuff which [look] like future Slave gear.”