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Celebrities Called Out Kanye West For Tweeting That We Should ‘Abolish’ The 13th Amendment

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Hot off a Saturday Night Live stint that ended with him shilling for Trump — and being rewarded with a sea of boos — Kanye West decided to put out the fire with gasoline.

Taking to his Twitter account, West doubled down on his support of the sitting president. His MAGA hat prominently displayed in an attached picture, the rapper, producer, and amateur political guru crammed a wide-ranging rant into 280 characters, touching on outsourced jobs, how America treats prisoners, and, most confusingly, saying the government should “abolish” the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

For those forgetting their elementary school history class, the 13th Amendment is the one that abolished slavery and involuntary servitude in America. Even for Kanye, that position is…is curious even the right word here? Then again, he meant dismantling the amendment that freed slaves as a “message sent with love.”


Because West still has 28.5 million followers, the internet was quick to inform that that is a surreal hot take even for a hot take.


The response was so quick that even West knew he had to send out two tweets clarifying his original tweet.

He didn’t clarify his point on what about the amendment needs to be amended, but perhaps his argument is along the lines of Michelle Alexander’s 2010 book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Who knows! If that’s so, though, the hip-hop legend’s new far right friends at Breitbart and such really, really, really don’t agree with him.

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