Chris Evans and Other Celebrities Who Called Out Kanye West For His 13th Amendment Tweets
Kanye West has been rubbing a lot of people the wrong way with his political views — and now, it’s gotten a whole lot worse. In April 2018, the rapper voiced his support of Donald Trump, including praises on Twitter and wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat on numerous occasions. Even when he performed on Saturday Night Live’s Season 44 premiere, he donned his hat and claimed he was “bullied” backstage because of it during a political rant at the end of the show.
In typical West fashion, he didn’t apologize for his behavior. Instead, he amplified the situation with controversial tweets about the 13th Amendment (which abolished slavery in America).
While sharing a photo of himself wearing his MAGA hat, he wrote, “this represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries.” He continued, “We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love.”
Considering West has 28.5 million Twitter followers, it didn’t take long for opposing tweets to come pouring in. Many of those who called out West happened to be fellow celebrities, who pointed out that these comments were a new low — even for West.
Captain America himself didn’t hesitate to criticize West on his vision for America. Chris Evans tweeted, “There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue. The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying.”
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Singer Lana Del Rey confronted West on Instagram, where he also shared the post. She criticized, “Trump becoming our president was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture. I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of Grandeur, extreme issues of narcissism – none of which would be a talking point if we weren’t speaking about the man leading our country.”
She continued, “If you think it’s alright to support someone who believes it’s OK to grab a woman by the p**** just because he’s famous-then you need an intervention as much as he does – something so many narcissists will never get because there just isn’t enough help for the issue. Message sent with concern that will never be addressed.”
gonna start signing off emails w “message sent w concern that will never be addressed” pic.twitter.com/UUJndRPmAk
— Naomi Zeichner (@nomizeichner) September 30, 2018
Actor Michael Rapaport wanted to let West know his views aren’t representative of other Americans. While sharing West’s tweet, Rapaport wrote, “When you say ‘We’ you’re talking about Kendal [sic] & them right? Cause you’re not speaking for anyone else up in here.”
He may not have used many words, but comedian and actor David Cross sent a clear message about where he stands on West’s views. He simply wrote, “You know very little about very little.”
Anchor Soledad O’Brien didn’t hold back in her response to West. “The 13th ammendment [sic] abolished slavery,” she wrote. “Re-upping this from the last time: [West] is truly an idiot. Message sent with distaste for idiocy.”
the 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise meaning it never ended We are the solution that heals
— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018
not abolish but. let’s amend the 13th amendment
We apply everyone’s opinions to our platform
— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018
As a result of receiving so much hate for his tweets, West seemed to try to make things better by clarifying his message. Spoiler alert: It didn’t make things better. He wrote, “the 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise … meaning it never ended … We are the solution that heals.”
He added, “not abolish but. let’s amend the 13th amendment. We apply everyone’s opinions to our platform.”