- Anti-Trump bros Ed and Brian Krassenstein get kicked off Twitter Thursday 8:07 PM
- Amazon is trying to solve pushback on facial recognition software with a web form Thursday 6:56 PM
- T.I. says Nipsey Hussle’s death was ‘like losing Iron Man’ Thursday 6:32 PM
- Facebook banned billions of fake accounts in the first 3 months of this year Thursday 5:49 PM
- Twitch streamer gets banned for drunkenly passing out during broadcast Thursday 5:00 PM
- WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange indicted under Espionage Act Thursday 4:39 PM
- These doctored videos want to make you think Nancy Pelosi is always drunk Thursday 4:02 PM
- A robot could soon be delivering your packages from a self-driving car Thursday 3:29 PM
- Bipartisan anti-robocall bill overwhelmingly passes Senate Thursday 2:40 PM
- Deepfake-style videos can now be made with just a single image Thursday 1:57 PM
- The Lonely Island’s ‘Bash Brothers’ is what Netflix should be doing with short-form comedy Thursday 1:55 PM
- ‘Green dress lady’ proves green screen memes are still going strong Thursday 1:45 PM
- ‘Bowling alley strike screen’ memes are bizarre and wonderful Thursday 12:40 PM
- TikTok star Mohit Mor shot and killed Thursday 12:00 PM
- Stephen A. Smith is baby Thursday 11:43 AM
Kanye West designs logo for Candace Owens’ ‘Blexit’ campaign
Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC-BY-SA)
The designs debuted over the weekend.
Owens wrote about the idea in an op-ed published on Breitbart earlier this week.
“For decades, the black community has been in an emotionally abusive relationship with the Democrat Party,” Owens wrote. “Our fidelity to leftist politicians coupled with our false belief that a larger government might facilitate solutions, has led to the overall collapse of our families, neighborhoods, and incidentally, our futures. BLEXIT is a national movement of minorities that have awakened to the truth. It is for those who have taken an objective look at our decades-long allegiance to the left and asked ourselves ‘what do we have to show for it?'”
“Kanye saw my original design, and said, ‘I can do it better,’” she told the news outlet. “It certainly was. He redesigned the logo with vibrant colors inspired by his trip to Uganda.”
The New York Post reports that the apparel designed by West includes the motto “We Free” and “Blexit.” The shirts were first handed out over the weekend at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit.
According to Fox News, the “Blexit” campaign will hold rallies across the country, with the goal of raising awareness ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The “Blexit” name resembles the “Brexit” name that was given when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.
Earlier this summer, a similar movement called #WalkAway also promoted disenfranchised communities and others leaving the Democratic party.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).