Rapper Kanye West's tweet Sunday about abolishing the constitutional amendment that outlawed slavery sparked a vigorous debate on social media, the Huffington Post reported.
this represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love pic.twitter.com/a15WqI8zgu— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018
West gave a speech supporting President Donald Trump during "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend. Sunday, in a rambling tweet, West pleaded for the abolition of outsourced jobs, advocated building more factories in the United States to create jobs and suggested that the 13th Amendment should be abolished. The tweet included a photograph of West wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat.
The amendment, ratified on Dec. 6, 1865, was the first of three constitutional amendments adopted after the Civil War.
Several celebrities responded angrily on Twitter.
There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue. The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying. https://t.co/4jCFwB4T5U— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 30, 2018
The 13th ammendment abolished slavery. Re-upping this from the last time: @ye is truly an idiot. Message sent with distaste for idiocy. https://t.co/d0BNi45Zm8— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) September 30, 2018
You know very little about very little. https://t.co/bTlUYr8dkc— )))David Cross((( (@davidcrosss) September 30, 2018
Kanye West, who said slavery was a choice, just called for the abolition of the 13th amendment.— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) September 30, 2018
This is just terribly sad. The college dropout Kanye used to inspire young black men, myself included, and now he’s embracing a President that hates them. https://t.co/0VnpyLWy11
When you say “We” you’re talking about Kendal & them right?— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) September 30, 2018
Cause you’re not speaking for anyone else up in here https://t.co/Z03ci4s0G1
West later tweeted that the 13th Amendment “is slavery in disguise ... meaning it never ended.”
the 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise meaning it never ended We are the solution that heals— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018
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