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Is the Fashion Industry Giving Kanye West a Hard Time Because He’s Not Gay?!

We can always count on Kanye West to speak his mind. Whether we agree with him or not, he gets us talking.

Recently, during a live sit-down interview with celebrated photographer Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio, West told an interviewer he feels he was discriminated against in the fashion industry because he is not gay.

“I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay,” said West.

“In music, you definitely get discriminated in music if you are gay. It takes amazing talents to break down barriers. Everyone thought that when Frank Ocean dropped that it was going to be bad for his career. I feel like it’s so cliché to speak about him as it relates to this subject, but there are people who broke the ground and he broke the ground. The people that break the stereotypes make history.”

The fashion industry is definitely more progressive on sexuality than race. Male gay designers and magazine editors undoubtedly run the industry.

But perhaps Kanye’s supposed rejection is because he’s a music artist wanting acceptance in world of designers, many of who are classicly trained to sew and sketch. And we’ll also go out a limp and say, perhaps it’s ‘Ye’s work. Maybe it’s not as “breakthrough” or inventive as he think it is.

Speaking of sexuality, Caitlyn Jenner revealed it was West who was able to give Kim Kardashian clarity on her transition.

“The first thing I thought about was a black radio show host maybe possibly making jokes because the black culture is generally homophobic,” said West. “Then it was like, ‘Fuck what people say. Fuck what people think.’ I feel proud to be in a family that has so many people breaking ground for generations to come. I’m still getting acquainted to what’s politically correct [to say].”

We know, ‘Ye, we know.

Listen to the full interview here!

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.