Kanye West calls body positivity movement 'demonic'

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Kanye West has attacked the body positivity movement, deeming it "demonic" in an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson.

The 45-year-old music artist - who now goes by the name Ye - gave the interview just days after ranting in a now-deleted social media post about his "crush" on Anastasia "Stassie" Karanikolaou - the best friend of his ex-sister-in-law, Kylie Jenner, per Page Six.

Now, the rapper-come-fashion-designer has taken his antics to Carlson's show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, discussing everything from his controversial 'White Lives Matter' t-shirts to fellow musician Lizzo's body.

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Speaking on the media's promotion of the body positivity movement, Ye told Carlson: "Lizzo works with my trainer, a friend of mine.

"When Lizzo loses ten pounds and announces it, the bots - that's a term for telemarketers on the internet - the bots they attack her because the media wants to put out a perception that being overweight is the new goal, when it's actually unhealthy."

The father-of-four continued: "Let's put aside that it's fashion and Vogue, which it's not, or if someone thinks it's attractive, to each his own, it's actually clinically unhealthy. And for people to promote that, it's demonic."

When Carlson questioned why "bots" would want to promote unhealthiness, Ye responded: "It's a genocide of the Black race."

Unsurprisingly, Twitter leaped to Lizzo's defense, with one person tweeting: "There is so much I want to say about Kanye West but God knows I am trying to speak with a kinder tongue. Bruh leave Lizzo alone. Matter of fact stop speaking on Black women."

Another simply added: "At the end of the day Kanye need to keep Lizzo out his disgusting mouth."

Though, others defended Ye's opinion, including one user who commented: "[By the way], Kanye proved you can talk about how bad obesity is without coming at people who are obese. He called Lizzo his good friend and made sure not to slight her while calling out the media's promotion of obesity."

Earlier this month, Ye was accused of targeting Vogue's Global Fashion Editor at Large, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, who faced the rapper's wrath after critiquing his brand's show at Milan Fashion Week.

Karefa-Johnson had become irate, as many people were, over Ye's choice to sport a 'White Lives Matter' shirt during his Yzy Szn 9 show - "I'm fuming… collecting my thoughts …," she had written on her Instagram story.

"I guess I get what he tried to do - he thought it was duchampian. It wasn't. It didn't land and it was deeply offensive, violent and dangerous," she added.

"There is no excuse, there is no art here. I do think if you asked Kanye, he'd say there was art, and revolution, and all of the things in that t-shirt. There isn't," she concluded.

In retaliation, Ye told Carlson he had commented on Karefa-Johnon's style choices, stating: "I went and said I don't like your boots, I know Anne Wintour doesn't like your boots and you're not a fashion person and then people started to say I was a bully but it was a set up and they finally got it."

Karefa-Johnson has since spoken about the "fatphobia" she experienced as a result of Ye's comments, writing in an Instagram caption: "The fat phobia JUMPED out. Yes, I am fat. No, I am not humiliated to show up as my authentic self in the world."

She then added: "To my fellow fat sisters and brothers, put that lil dress on, grab your miniskirts: We ride at dawn!"

Featured image credit: Abaca Press / Alamy

Kanye West calls body positivity movement 'demonic'

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By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Kanye West has attacked the body positivity movement, deeming it "demonic" in an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson.

The 45-year-old music artist - who now goes by the name Ye - gave the interview just days after ranting in a now-deleted social media post about his "crush" on Anastasia "Stassie" Karanikolaou - the best friend of his ex-sister-in-law, Kylie Jenner, per Page Six.

Now, the rapper-come-fashion-designer has taken his antics to Carlson's show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, discussing everything from his controversial 'White Lives Matter' t-shirts to fellow musician Lizzo's body.

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Credit: Instagram.com

Speaking on the media's promotion of the body positivity movement, Ye told Carlson: "Lizzo works with my trainer, a friend of mine.

"When Lizzo loses ten pounds and announces it, the bots - that's a term for telemarketers on the internet - the bots they attack her because the media wants to put out a perception that being overweight is the new goal, when it's actually unhealthy."

The father-of-four continued: "Let's put aside that it's fashion and Vogue, which it's not, or if someone thinks it's attractive, to each his own, it's actually clinically unhealthy. And for people to promote that, it's demonic."

When Carlson questioned why "bots" would want to promote unhealthiness, Ye responded: "It's a genocide of the Black race."

Unsurprisingly, Twitter leaped to Lizzo's defense, with one person tweeting: "There is so much I want to say about Kanye West but God knows I am trying to speak with a kinder tongue. Bruh leave Lizzo alone. Matter of fact stop speaking on Black women."

Another simply added: "At the end of the day Kanye need to keep Lizzo out his disgusting mouth."

Though, others defended Ye's opinion, including one user who commented: "[By the way], Kanye proved you can talk about how bad obesity is without coming at people who are obese. He called Lizzo his good friend and made sure not to slight her while calling out the media's promotion of obesity."

Earlier this month, Ye was accused of targeting Vogue's Global Fashion Editor at Large, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, who faced the rapper's wrath after critiquing his brand's show at Milan Fashion Week.

Karefa-Johnson had become irate, as many people were, over Ye's choice to sport a 'White Lives Matter' shirt during his Yzy Szn 9 show - "I'm fuming… collecting my thoughts …," she had written on her Instagram story.

"I guess I get what he tried to do - he thought it was duchampian. It wasn't. It didn't land and it was deeply offensive, violent and dangerous," she added.

"There is no excuse, there is no art here. I do think if you asked Kanye, he'd say there was art, and revolution, and all of the things in that t-shirt. There isn't," she concluded.

In retaliation, Ye told Carlson he had commented on Karefa-Johnon's style choices, stating: "I went and said I don't like your boots, I know Anne Wintour doesn't like your boots and you're not a fashion person and then people started to say I was a bully but it was a set up and they finally got it."

Karefa-Johnson has since spoken about the "fatphobia" she experienced as a result of Ye's comments, writing in an Instagram caption: "The fat phobia JUMPED out. Yes, I am fat. No, I am not humiliated to show up as my authentic self in the world."

She then added: "To my fellow fat sisters and brothers, put that lil dress on, grab your miniskirts: We ride at dawn!"

Featured image credit: Abaca Press / Alamy