In preparation for Yeezy Season 4, Kanye West made a casting call for “multiracial women only” that has been met with a great deal of criticism on social media.
‘Ye put out the call yesterday (September 3) in a photo uploaded to Twitter, which read: “Season 4 Casting Multiracial Women Only No Makeup Please Come As You Are.” The image also included a date (September 4), time, and address.
Yeezy Season 4 is set to debut the first week of New York Fashion Week.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 3, 2016
Given that the Chicago rapper’s casting call suggests a certain look, many were quick to come for the musician’s jugular.
I love Kanye West but even I have to admit that man is socially inept. "Multiracial Women Only" is a very subtle way of saying "Lightskins"
— ⚡️brad pitt ⚡️ (@zephaniiiah) September 4, 2016
It was nearly 10 years ago when Kanye referred to mixed women as “mutts,” during a December 2006 interview with Essence magazine.
“If it wasn’t for race mixing there’d be no video girls. Me and most of our friends like mutts a lot. Yeah, in the hood they call ‘em mutts,” the rapper said during the interview.
A handful of tweets calling out Kanye West over his casting call for “multiracial women,” can be found below.
"yes, i am here for the kanye west casting call, the one asking for multiracial women" pic.twitter.com/oA0DY7h6bI
— chicken thot pie (@such_A_frknlady) September 3, 2016
Stop telling dark skinned women it's "not that deep" about Kanye West only asking for multiracial women, you don't have the right to do so.
— ebon (@tyriquex) September 3, 2016
— mcbc (@mcbc) September 3, 2016
— Dara (@superdaraa) September 4, 2016
— Bri Malandro (@BriMalandro) September 3, 2016
@kanyewest gonna have his people check the DNA of all dark skin models when they come in. His color struck ass is gonna be so surprised. Lol
— Ᏸecca (@MJStarLover) September 3, 2016
So if my daddy Alabama & my mama Louisiana, can I come??? @kanyewest
— siah papaya (@queensiahb) September 3, 2016
@kanyewest multiracial only but watch kylie jenner be picked
— Bianca! (@BiancajjTaylor) September 3, 2016
— bri (@bigshitxtalker) September 3, 2016