Kanye West is a celebrated rapper, potential Presidential candidate (seriously, WTF?!) , and now, fashion designer. While his rap career and political aspirations may often spark controversy, it's the thng that he said about his latest job venture that is really giving people pause. Kanye just said something kind of cray about the fashion industry, and it will have you cringing for days.
If you keep up with Kanye, you know that he created a line of clothing - appropriately called Yeezy - that debuted in 2015. Kim Kardashian's hubby discussed his latest career move in an interview with Show Studio, where he admitted that he felt discriminated against in fashion. The reason? According to Kanye, it's because of his sexuality - specifically, that he's straight:
If that comment left you scratching your head, it should have - it's pretty ridiculous to think that a person who identifies as straight would ever truly be discriminated against for their sexuality. Sadly, there's a level of privilege associated with being heterosexual - it's a social construct that LGBT activists have been desperate to change for years. Are there perhaps more gay men in the fashion industry than other industries? It's definitely a possibility - but whether straight men are ridiculed, mocked, or taken less seriously than their gay peers sounds pretty unlikely.
I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay... In music, you definitely get discriminated in music if you are gay. It takes amazing talents to break down barriers.
While I won't claim to speak to Kanye's personal experience, I can't see "straight discrimination" being something that truly harmed Kanye. Maybe haters did hate on Kanye, but I'm skeptical it had anything to do with being straight.