The Famous hitmaker is preparing to throw a catwalk event for his Yeezy Season 4 clothing line soon and, in a bid to recruit models, he posted an image on the micro-blogging site on Saturday inviting "multiracial women only" with "no makeup" to try out for the gig on Sunday at Jack Studios in New York City. The tweet did not sit well with some of his followers, because the invitation left some fans feeling excluded.
Multiracial = ethnically ambiguous = Amber Rose-ish = Kardashian-y = mixed = no Black women allowed. — Alejandro NIGlesias (@AlejandroDaGr8) September 3, 2016
This isn't the first time West has received criticism ahead of one of his catwalk shows. Last year fashion designer Anne Bowen slammed the rapper for changing the date of his event at the last minute, because his decision to alter the time of his presentation left her and others scrambling for press attention as bloggers and critics flocked to see his clothes.
"Kanye knows he is a media sensation and it is just not ethical to do this," she told Women's Wear Daily at the time. "It's like we are David and he is Goliath. We have put our heart and soul into our show, and should not be stepped on like this."
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West is expected to host his Yeezy Season 4 runway show on Wednesday 7 September, 2016 as part of New York Fashion Week.
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