Kanye West is hated on social media for his unusual approach to selling his Yeezy collab with Gap.
in the a viral tweet this week, @owen__lang shared a photo of the rapper’s new Yeezy gear slopping over what appear to be oversized garbage bags at the clothing store. According to the Twitter detective, a Gap sales rep claimed that “you guys got mad” when he saw the clothes on hangers and insisted the reps put the goods back into the giant sacks.
Gap staff “won’t help you find your size either,” @owen_lang added, “you just have to search everything.”
The tweet – which has garnered more than 60,000 likes and more than 5,000 retweets – comes days after the “Donda” artist revealed via Instagram that his latest Yeezy designs were inspired by “the kids” and “the homeless”. On the Yeezy Gap website, you can shop for a range of baggy black sweatshirts, jogging pants, t-shirts, tank tops, jumpsuits, and other items ranging in price from $40 (a lanyard) to $340 (a parka).
“Kanye’s fetish of the homeless as ‘fashion muses’ is everything that’s wrong with billionaires.” @GrushenkaH tweeted. “They don’t see people’s plight anymore, they don’t see people suffering, they see ways to be ‘nervous’ and benefit from it … it’s disgusting.”
“I love Kanye, but I can’t imagine paying $200 for basic clothes out of a bag on the floor.” @PretzelPapi tweeted. “These aren’t CD/TLR fans, rich kids/hypebeasts don’t mind trying their best to look trendy/cool. I think he’s taking advantage of her vanity to build his empire.”
As a Twitter user @1khalfani posted an image bagged Yeezy merch at another Gap store and reported that “everything was folded” and staff “helped find sizes,” another person with the Twitter handle @dfsMCNiiCK joked“You are about to shut down this GAP location.”
It’s been less than two weeks since the much-talked-about musician last made headlines for posting — and then deleting — an Instagram post that read, “Skete Davidson dead at 28.” Skete is the derogatory moniker Ye decided to call Pete Davidson after the Saturday Night Live graduate began dating Yes’s ex, Kim Kardashian.
The comedian and reality TV star split days before West falsely declared Davidson “dead” on social media.
Yes’s controversial Instagram post also targeted Kid Cudi, poking fun at the rapper for recently stopping his Rolling Loud festival set after being hit by a water bottle thrown by someone in the crowd became. West previously removed Cudi from his Donda 2 album because the Pursuit of Happiness hitmaker is friends with Davidson.
“Do you know how it feels to wake up one day, look at your social media and be trending because someone is talking a little bit about you?” Cudi told Esquire magazine in an interview published Wednesday. “And then you got that person’s trolls to message you on Instagram and Twitter? Everything in your comments? That pissed me off. … That he used his power to f— with me. … You f— now with my sanity, bro.”
“I’m not one of your children. I’m not Kim,” added Cudi. “It doesn’t matter if I’m friends with Pete or not. None of this had anything to do with me. … If you are not a grown man and can deal with the fact that you have lost your wife? That’s not my problem. You have to stand by your s – like every man has in this life. I’ve lost women too. And I had to admit it. I don’t need that in my life. I do not need it.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-08-17/kanye-west-yeezy-gap-clothes-trash-bags Is Kanye West selling his new Yeezy-Gap merch in trash bags?