Kanye West criticized for selling new Yeezy Gap clothes in trash bags


Kanye West fans don’t just have their panties in a pile.

The rapper turned fashion designer is being slammed online for selling his latest clothing collection in trash bags.

“That’s how they sell Yeezy GAP,” a New York-based Twitter user captioned a photo showing disheveled goods stuffed into large black trash bags on the floor of a Gap store.

According to the eyewitness, “The seller said that Ye got angry when he saw that they had [his clothes] on hangers” because “that’s how he wanted it”.

“They won’t help you find [your] size,” they added, “you just have to search everything.

The image sparked a major backlash, with several criticisms slam West’s “fetish” with using the homeless as “fashion icons”.

Kanye West wearing a black puffer jacket in New York in 2019
West reportedly “got pissed off when he saw they had [his new Yeezy collection] on hangers” in a Gap store.
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“That’s all that’s wrong with billionaires,” the dissident argued. “They don’t see the plight of people anymore, they don’t see humans suffering, they see opportunities to be ‘angry’ and take advantage of them…it’s disgusting.”

A person wrote“It must be a social experiment”, while another joked“Finally, something to satisfy my digging instinct.”

Another upset fan claimed to have seen the same type of Yeezy Gap display at a store in Houston, explaining“I can say that would make me quit my job if I was still on the visuals team.”

Kanye West wearing black gloves and a black face mask in Paris in January 2022
West believes that the “greatest inspiration for any design” is “the homeless”.
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Others disputed the collection itselfwhich offers a range of chunky dark gray sweatpants, sweatshirts and accessories that range in price from $40 (keychain) to $340 (T-cut parka).

“This oversized shit has to stop. Buddy looks like he’s about to sit down for a haircut in this T,” a social media user jokedwhile another underline the irony of “pulling a $240 hoodie out of a trash bag”.

Kanye West wearing a denim jacket and sunglasses at the Kenzo Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show
Fans are fuming over both the displays and the pricey merchandise.
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Last week, the 45-year-old father of four explained that his “biggest inspiration for any design” was “the homeless”.

His Instagram post prompted comments such as “no homeless people buy $200 yeezys 💀” and “yeah look at the homeless so we can sell $499 shoes to middle class people”.

Representatives for West did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.


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