Yesterday (June 4), West joined a march organized by Chicago Public School students on the city's South Side. While West did not make any speeches during the demonstration, those in the crowd made sure to document his appearance.
"I am one with the people." pic.twitter.com/1h2deUAov2— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) June 5, 2020
Kanye was at the South Side Chicago protest briefly, in a black hoodie and face mask, and never formally spoke to the crowd. Organizers never mentioned him by name but earlier referenced a "special guest"— Grace Hauck (@grace_hauck) June 5, 2020
who had called yesterday asking to join a protest. pic.twitter.com/aeGNZ8w6q6
Kanye West is out protesting tonight on the South Side of Chicago: pic.twitter.com/JlxXdSB5oO— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 5, 2020
In spite of West's generous donations and march appearance, listeners on social media stressed that these actions do not absolve him of the controversial views on Donald Trump, MAGA hats, slavery and more that he has been sharing over the last two years.
It appears Kayne West has joined a march after speakers called for CPS to cancel its contract with CPD in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/55JlTkmTG9— armando l sanchez (@mandophotos) June 5, 2020
Ppl have a short memory about @kanyewest. Don't forget he's still Team MAGA, or his tax shelter 'charity'. He doesn't care about your causes. He goes where the attention is. Latest donation is just affordable publicity (links in comments) #chicago #chicagoprotests #GeorgeFloyd— Dino (@dinodeanfd) June 5, 2020
This means literally nothing until @kanyewest stops publicly supporting Donald Trump and instead condemns him.— BoostIdol (@BoostIdol80) June 4, 2020
In April, West indicated that he would consider voting for Trump in the upcoming U.S. election. He is also reportedly at work on a new album called God's Country.
Even w the best of intentions, #KanyeWest can't bring himself to denounce his man!😒— Kez~Judeיהודה♑ (@K_eziahO) June 5, 2020
Great gesture,but still won't redeem you from your irresponsibility ...for me, at least.
Perhaps realization struck that "slavery wasn't really a choice after all" !?