Gigi Hadid criticizes ‘bully’ Kanye West for dissing Vogue editor

Let’s toast to Gigi Hadid.

The model called Kanye West a “bully” on Instagram on Tuesday after the rapper mocked Vogue editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson’s style choices for not approving his widely condemned “White Lives Matter” shirts.

“You wish you had a percentage of her intellect. You have no idea haha…If there really is a point to one of your s–ts, she might be the only person who can save you,” Hadid, 27, said under a post West, 45, shared.

“As if the ‘honour’ of being invited to your show should stop anyone from speaking up..? LOL. You’re a bully and a joke.”

The rapper had previously posted a photo of Karefa-Johnson on his Instagram, where she wore brown lace-up boots, a striped knit skirt, a casual yellow graphic tee and a corduroy trench coat. The fashion journalist completed her look with a blue Balenciaga wallet, mirrored sunglasses and a chunky necklace.

“This is not a fashion person,” West wrote on Instagram accompanying the photo, adding, “You speak on Ye Ima speak on you Ask Trevor Noah,” he said, referring to his feud with the late-night host.

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Gabriella Karefa-Johnson beat up West after debuting his “White Lives Matter” shirt at his Yeezy fashion show in Paris.
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In another post, West wrote of the editor’s outfit, “I KNOOOOOW ANNA HAAATES THESE BOOTS,” referring to Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue.

His criticism comes after Karefa-Johnson took to social media the “White Lives Matter” shirts that West debuted Monday at his Yeezy fashion show in Paris.

Gigi Hadid's comment.
The model called West a “bully” and a “joke” while defending Karefa-Johnson.

“I’m smoking…gathering my thoughts…,” she wrote via her Instagram story along with a video from the Yeezy fashion show, in which she called West’s design “indefensible behavior.”

“I think I understand what he was trying to do – he thought it was Duchampian. It wasn’t,” she wrote in another IG story. “It didn’t land and it was deeply offensive, violent and dangerous.”


West went after Gabriella Karefa-Johnson’s fashion choices on Instagram.



West went after Gabriella Karefa-Johnson’s fashion choices on Instagram.


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She also shared screenshots of a conversation she had with a friend about the shirt, calling West’s designs irresponsible despite understanding his intentions.

“He was trying to illustrate a dystopian world in the future where whiteness could die out or at least be in danger enough to demand defense,” she explained.

Gabriella Karefa-Johnson's Instagram Story statement about Kanye West's shirts.
The editor made it clear that she finds West’s “White Lives Matter” shirts extremely dangerous.

She also told her friend, “I understand his idea that the… [Make America Great Again] hat was a readymade and its value was intrinsic to the context signature of the artist. When worn by trump is it racist, when? [worn] from Kanye it’s about liberation. He neglected the importance of the object when he tried to extend that kind of subversion to the BLM slogan. One is an object, the other is ethos,” she wrote.

Gabriella Karefa-Johnson's Instagram story about the Yeezy fashion show.
Karefa-Johnson said she “smoked” over West’s “White Lives Matter” shirts.

Karefa-Johnson then shared a statement defending herself for sharing her thought process on the matter.

“There is no excuse, there is no art here. I’m sorry I didn’t make that clear – I thought I did,” she wrote. “I think if you asked Kanye, he would say there was art, and revolution, and all those things in that t shirt. There isn’t.”

She concluded, “As we all work through the trauma of this moment, especially those of us who suffered in that room, let’s have some mercy on each other.”

West had previously defended his “White Lives Matter” shirt, writing on Instagram: “Everyone knows Black Lives Matter was a scam, now that it’s over, you’re welcome.”

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