Stirring the pot. After Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) confirmed help for Vogue trend editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Kanye West selected to deal with the feedback by involving her husband, Justin Bieber.
“Wait Am I canceled again???,” West, 45, captioned a screenshot of an article detailing Hailey’s response by way of Instagram on Wednesday, October 5. “Justin [Bieber] please let me know.”
The rapper initially confronted backlash after he wore a “White Lives Matter” shirt throughout Paris Fashion Week earlier this week. Following the runway present for his Yeezy clothes line — which included fashions displaying off the shirts as nicely — Karefa-Johnson took to social media to query the choice.
“It’s become clear that some viewers think my previous post containing my working, evolving thoughts on Kanye’s show was some sort of distorted justification for the incredibly irresponsible and dangerous act of sending ‘W*** Lives Matter’ T-shirts down a runway,” she wrote in a prolonged Instagram Story on Monday, October 3. “Please understand: it wasn’t.”
Karefa-Johnson continued: “The tshirts this man conceived, produced, and shared with the world are pure violence. There is no excuse, there is no art here. I’m sorry I failed to make that clear — I thought I did. 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. As we work through the trauma of this moment, especially those of us who suffered in that room, let’s have some grace for one another.”
West, for his half, slammed the criticism by reposting photographs of Karefa-Johnson and mocking her look. Celebrities together with Gigi Hadid and Hailey, 25, got here to the author’s protection on social media.
“GKJ ALL DAY, EVERYDAY,” the Rhode founder, who exchanged vows with Justin, 28, in 2018, wrote alongside an Instagram picture of Karefa-Johnson on Tuesday, October 4. “My respect for you runs deep my friend! To know you is to adore you and to work with you is an honor. The most kind. The most talented. The most fun. The most chic.”
Amid the drama, Vogue issued a press release displaying help for his or her worker.
“Vogue stands with Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, our global fashion editor at large and longtime contributor. She was personally targeted and bullied. It is unacceptable,” the assertion from the publication, which was shared on Instagram and Twitter on Monday, said. “Now more than ever, voices like hers are needed and in a private meeting with Ye today she once again spoke her truth in a way she felt best, on her terms.”
The musician later confirmed that he apologized to the stylist in non-public, writing by way of Instagram, “Gab is my sister. I’m not letting people go to bed thinking I didn’t meet with Gabrielle at 5 p.m. today for 2 hours then went to dinner at Ferdie.”