Snoop Dogg posts photoshopped image of Kanye West as a white man
In the latest development around Kanye West’s expressed support for President Donald Trump on social media, Snoop Dogg, a 46 year old American rapper, has taken to Instagram to post a photoshopped picture of Kanye West as a white man.
In a caption above the image, Snoop Dogg proclaimed “the new. (sic) Kanye well allwhite (sic) now way to go dude”. The post has 819,000 likes at the time of writing.
The controversy has sparked heated debate on social media channels, with prominent commentators and social media users accusing Snoop Dogg of “hypocrisy” and arguing the practice would be unacceptable if the identities were reversed.
By suggesting, in effect, that “turning white” is worthy of ridicule, @SnoopDogg insults whites.
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) May 4, 2018
Kanye West has come under criticism in recent weeks for his support of President Trump. In an interview with entertainment magazine TMZ, the rapper stated “when you hear about slavery for 400 years…for 400 years? That sounds like a choice”.
The interviewer then intervened and stated “I don’t want to let [this] pass. Slavery was around for 400 years…at a point it becomes a choice?”
The rapper then went onto clarify his comments by stating “Right…now we’re choosing to be enslaved”.
From his comments, it appears Kanye was drawing a parallel between historical physical slavery and what he deems to be a modern “mental slavery”.
West then went onto state “it’s like we’re mentally in prison,” which is perhaps in reference to the near universal support enjoyed by the Democrat Party from the black community in the US.
“It’s the mob. The mob tries to tell you what to think. The mob tries to make all blacks be Democrats for food stamps and stuff,” said Kanye.
Kanye West has enjoyed support for his comments from conservatives while being rebuked by progressives.
Meanwhile, at an annual meeting of the NRA in Dallas, President Trump stated “Kanye West must have some power because you probably saw I doubled my African-American poll numbers. We went from 11 to 22 in one week”.
The President’s comments are in reference to a Reuters poll released earlier this week. It doesn’t indicate an 11 percent increase in African-American support but an 11 percent increase in support from African-American males.
The Reuters data is based on an unrepresentative sample of 171 African-American males.