KARDASHIAN fans have mocked Kanye West’s new Yeezy boots by comparing the shoes to the “squeaky boots” worn by cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants.
Kanye, 45, has been making waves with his Yeezy brand recently, including selling his Yeezy-Gap collaboration apparel in trash bags.
Artist Life Of Pablo shared an image of the boots from the new Yeezy collection on the clothing brand’s Instagram page.
The photo depicts a dark silhouette of a human wearing a pair of minimalist, fashion-forward knee-high boots.
Simply captioned “Yeezy,” fans rushed to the comments section to give their thoughts on the fashion house’s latest footwear addition.
Reactions were split between those who loved the design, those who hated it, and those who were generally confused about the style choices behind the gigantic boots.
One wary fan commented, “I don’t know how I feel about this one”, with a second fan giving a similar take, writing “Personally neh [sic]It’s not for me.”
A more upbeat follower wrote, “Wow very cool Kanye!”
A fourth fan joked, “These aren’t shoes that make up a** outfit.”
“What is that?” asked another.
While a fifth commented: “SpongeBob’s squeaky boots.”
Recently, Ye came under fire after posting a shocking photo showing his Yeezy Gap collection being sold in trash bags.
THRIFTING FOR YEEZY
Last week, a Twitter user claiming to have spoken to a Gap employee shared a photo of piles of clothes inside large black bags that looked like trash bags.
The social media user claimed, “That’s how they sell Yeezy GAP. The sales associate said that Ye got angry when he saw they had it on hangers and that is how he wanted it.
“They won’t help you find your size either, just rummage around.”
The photo went viral online, leading several social media users to share their own reactions.
The tweet comes after Kanye shared his inspiration on social media.
In an Instagram post, the rapper wrote, “Look at the kids
“Look at the homeless
“As the greatest source of inspiration for any design.”
Twitter users weren’t amused, however, mocking the star and her new lineup online.
One social media user wrote: “Kanye saved people in Gap.”
“I believe the Kanye GAP collection should be a social experiment,” tweeted another.
A third fan wrote, “Remember Kanye literally worked at The Gap. He knows what he’s doing to these employees.”
“Working at Yeezy Gap is going to be hell,” someone else replied on Twitter.
Someone else wondered, “Kanye has a whole song about how much he hated working at Gap. Why would he make life harder for Gap employees?”
They added, “The whole store is about to look like vomit laundry baskets. They’re going to have a cashier and everyone picking up.”
RESPOND TO CRITICISM
Kanye cheered on trolls who criticized his Yeezy Gap clothing line for appearing to be sold in trash bags.
The 45-year-old rapper defended his fashion movement in an interview with Fox News on Thursday.
While standing inside the Gap location in Times Square, New York, the reporter asked Kanye if he understood the act was ‘insensitive’ to certain people, including the population without -shelter.
Rapper Donda seemed frustrated with the way his “ideas” were perceived and insisted he didn’t “apologize” for his creativity.
“I’m an innovator and I’m not here to sit back and apologize for my ideas,” Kanye began.
“That’s exactly what the media is trying to do: ask us to apologize for any ideas that aren’t exactly what they want us to think.”
The fashion designer clarified that the displays were not trash bags but large construction bags to make the experience “more easy and informal” for the consumer to help themselves.
Kanye went on to explain his intentions, saying, “It’s not a joke, it’s not a game, it’s not just a celebrity collab…it’s my life.
“I’m fighting for a position to be able to change clothes and bring the best design to people,” he concluded.
The interview was the rap star’s first time addressing the backlash after outrage erupted online earlier this week over his chosen displays.
Earlier this month, Kanye shocked fans by taking down his website and replacing it with a cryptic message.
The rapper and prolific fashion designer deleted all content from his official website on Tuesday, leaving only a “COMING SOON” message in its place.
Tuesday, August 2 was the anniversary of Adidas’ annual Yeezy Day.
Although the reason isn’t explicitly stated, Kanye reached out to Complex to express his displeasure with the sportswear brand’s vacation.
In a direct message on Instagram, Ye states that “Adidas came up with the idea of Yeezy Day without my approval.”
He continued, “[Adidas] went and brought back older styles without my approval, picked colors and named them without my approval, went and hired people who worked for me without my approval…”
In classic Kanye fashion, the post continues with artist Runaway explaining what else has been done by Adidas without his consent or approval.
The message ends with Ye claiming that “the GM lied to my face” and ends with another cryptic, possibly foreshadowing statement: “God is intervening”.