Atlanta’s decision to cancel the “Kanye West Day” doesn’t come as a shock to me considering his ‘disgusting’ behaviour lately. Atlanta’s councilwoman is now bidding Ye “a shocked and disgusted farewell” due to his recent comments about George Floyd’s death and anti-Semitic Tweets.
From his “White Lives Matter” controversy to his hateful comments on respectable people, it makes all the sense to not honor Ye. Ye’s birth place Atlanta, which put him on a pedestal last year, has now decided to cancel him. Read on to learn all about Natalyn’s “disgusting farewell” to Ye.
Ye Gets A Disgusting Farewell…
For Atlanta, Kanye isn’t a special person anymore. The Atlanta-born rapper has been cancelled by Atlanta, following his comments about George Floyd’s death and anti-Semitic tweets. Natalyn Archibong, former Atlanta city councilwoman who honored Ye last year, declared July 22nd as the “Kanye West Day”, and has distanced herself from the 45-year-old rapper.
In light of his recent controversies, Natalyn suggested that she would not grant the distinction to Ye anymore. After his defaming comments on George Floy’s death and anti-semitic tweets, the former councilwoman has bid him a “shocked and disgusting goodbye.”
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If you’re not aware, Kanye started his Donda tour in Atlanta on July 22, 2021, and the city dubbed that day “Kanye West Day”. According to Natalyn, primary reasons for honoring Ye with this day were: “Ye’s Donda tour began in Atlanta, that he was born in Atlanta, and that his mother, Donda West, attended the Atlanta-based HBCU Morris Brown College.”
Last year, the “Donda” rapper was felicitated with the Dr Donda West Meritorious Service award, in memory of his late mother, who passed away in 2017 while suffering complications from cosmetic surgery. This award was given for her 20-year-tenure as a respected member of the Morris Brown College family.
Kanye’s Controversial Comments…
On his recent appearance at “Drink Champs”, Ye told podcasters N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN THAT George Floyd did not die due to being suffocated by a police officer’s knee, instead, he died from fentanyl.
Kanye West stated: “I watched the George Floyd documentary that Candace Owens put out. One of the things that his two roommates said was they want a tall guy like me, and the day that he died, he said a prayer for eight minutes.”
Not only this, but he also compared Floyd to the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who died after battling cancer last November. “This white company Louis Vuitton is now making statues of him as a martyr, and we don’t know why exactly [he died], they said it was cancer,” he added.
As a result, George Floyd’s family is considering a defamation lawsuit against Ye for such hurtful statements about the deceased. In reality, the 46-year-old African-American man was brutally killed by a police officer, Derek Chauvin, on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was arrested over a store owner’s suspicion that Floyd may have used a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill, on May 25, 2020.
Apart from this, West once again made antisemitic comments about Jews throughout his three-hour appearance on “Drink Champs”. Previously, during a Fox interview, Ye commented on Jared, who is Jewish, and accused him of brokering the Abraham Accords for personal profit.
Following his anti-Semitic rant, the American Jewish Committee (AJC), a historic Jewish advocacy group, posted a video on Instagram, accusing Ye of using “antisemitic tropes like greed and control.”
Previously, his Twitter account got blocked after Ye, posted a message that some groups are calling “anti-Jewish.” In the since-deleted post, Ye shared a screenshot of a text exchange he said he had with Sean “Diddy” Combs, with the caption “Jesus is Jew.”
Ye claimed that Combs was controlled by Jewish people, referencing the long-standing antisemitic conspiracy theory. Well, Ye has started to face the consequences. A city where he holds so many good memories and achievements decided to cancel his honor. Don’t they say it right, What you sow is what you reap, eh?