#IfSlaveryWasAChoice: Twitter goes in hard on Kanye West!
Twitter users started the hashtag #IfSlaveryWasAChoice, sharing jokes and trying to educate Kanye West on why his comments were off base.
JOHANNESBURG - After US rapper Kanye West seemingly claimed that slavery was a "choice", all kinds of people - fellow musicians, celebrities and ordinary people - blasted him.
He made the comments during one of two free-flowing interviews with TMZ to promote his upcoming albums.
“You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” West told TMZ Live.
will.i.am has slammed West as "ignorant".
Director Spike Lee urged him to “WAKE UP,” and writer Roxane Gay tweeted that West “is not a free thinker. He is a free moron who doesn’t read.”
Twitter users started the hashtag #IfSlaveryWasAChoice sharing jokes and trying to educate the rapper on why his comments were off base.#IfSlaveryWasAChoice - Curated tweets by ewnupdates
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