Every revolution needs a fashion statement. The Bolsheviks had red arm bands. Yasser Arafat popularized the keffiyeh.
Antifa can’t leave their parents basements without black hoodies. Trump rallies are a crimson sea of MAGA hats. Now comes Kanye West’s new, “Blexit” (black exit) t-shirts for young, African Americans to loudly and proudly declare their dissent from the illiberal Left.
The subversive gear “Designed By Kanye West” for the new #Blexit movement comes in three colors – teal, orange, and lilac. It can be purchased at Blexit.com for $25 US.
The blacktivist accessory was unveiled this weekend at the Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. Hundreds of black conservative millennials filled the White House.
President Trump reminded the euphoric crowd that he had asked black voters to take a chance, at which the audience shouted in unison, “What the hell do you have to lose?”
Rob Smith -- a black, gay, Iraq War vet who came out of the conservative closet this spring – tells Inside Washington, “A young lady told me of how badly she’s been treated as a conservative with tears in her eyes. This movement is much more than a hashtag.”
Smith, who made international headlines with his conservative conversion and movie star smile, attests, “Someone of Kanye’s caliber being bold enough to wear the MAGA hat makes it safer for all of the young black people who may have been afraid to be open about their support for President Trump, or being a conservative.”
Update: Minutes before going to print, Kanye West dropped a political bomb. “I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it,” West tweeted. “My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!”