Over the weekend, West took to Twitter to share the casting call for his Yeezy Season 4 fashion show — and judging by the reactions to it, it’s not winning him any friends.
The rapper has come under fire for what many believe to be an inappropriate casting call. It reads, “Multiracial women only … No makeup please come as you are.”
People have been quick to share their views on what the term “multiracial” implies, and how West is going to verify it.
So like….how is he determining this? Is there a board to verify they multiracial?
— Leo 🇲🇽 (@TrillSmith) September 3, 2016
do they need to bring their https://t.co/ZJLx6HlVaq dna results to the call or…..
— Bri Malandro (@BriMalandro) September 3, 2016
Others have blasted West for fueling an industry that perpetually excludes black models.
One person questioned whether he only wanted women who look like those he’s had relationships with (Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian).
Multiracial = ethnically ambiguous = Amber Rose-ish = Kardashian-y = mixed = no Black women allowed.
— Alejandro NIGlesias (@AlejandroDaGr8) September 3, 2016
West has yet to respond to the controversy, but we doubt he minds the publicity it’s generating as his line is set to debut in just two days’ time on Sept. 7 at the opening of New York Fashion Week. And according to Daily Mail, despite the backlash, there were still a lot of people who went to the audition, as lines were seen around the block from the studio in Manhattan.